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The Resource En divina luz : the Penitente Moradas of New Mexico, photographs by Craig Varjabedian ; essay by Michael Wallis ; foreword by Felipe Ortega ; afterword by Charles M. Carrillo

En divina luz : the Penitente Moradas of New Mexico, photographs by Craig Varjabedian ; essay by Michael Wallis ; foreword by Felipe Ortega ; afterword by Charles M. Carrillo

Label
En divina luz : the Penitente Moradas of New Mexico
Title
En divina luz
Title remainder
the Penitente Moradas of New Mexico
Statement of responsibility
photographs by Craig Varjabedian ; essay by Michael Wallis ; foreword by Felipe Ortega ; afterword by Charles M. Carrillo
Title variation
Penitente Moradas of New Mexico
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Penitente Brotherhood, formally known as La Fraternidad Piadosa de Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno, is a lay Catholic organization unique to New Mexico and southern Colorado. This book documents moradas, the buildings in which the Brothers meet and pray, and offers an intimate and respectful account of their religious observances. The Penitente Brothers have been objects of intense curiosity ever since New Mexico became a tourist attraction, and they have guarded their privacy fiercely. This book respects the privacy of all members of the brotherhood. Quotations are anonymous; building locations are unidentified. But unlike previous melodramatic or scholarly accounts, Michael Wallis's straightforward text and Craig Varjabedian's unadorned photos capture the deep piety of the brothers and their complex relationship with their history and the modern world. These are ordinary people, many of whom have moved away from the mountain villages in order to earn their livings in city jobs. For these hermanos, keeping their tie to the morada is to keep alive their history, their culture, as well as to express a deep piety. It is impossible to see Craig Varjabedian's luminous photos of their moradas or to hear the voices of the hermanos captured in Michael Wallis's intimate text without being moved by this glimpse into a religious experience absent from the lives of most Americans
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
267/.182789
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
BX810.H57
LC item number
D58 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
En divina luz : the Penitente Moradas of New Mexico, photographs by Craig Varjabedian ; essay by Michael Wallis ; foreword by Felipe Ortega ; afterword by Charles M. Carrillo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 126-128)
Contents
Upon the threshold of the sacred -- The photographs -- Afterword by Hermano Charles M. Carrillo
Control code
30624349
Dimensions
22 x 27 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 130 pages
Isbn
9780826315472
Lccn
94020671 //r94
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1995. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
En divina luz : the Penitente Moradas of New Mexico, photographs by Craig Varjabedian ; essay by Michael Wallis ; foreword by Felipe Ortega ; afterword by Charles M. Carrillo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 126-128)
Contents
Upon the threshold of the sacred -- The photographs -- Afterword by Hermano Charles M. Carrillo
Control code
30624349
Dimensions
22 x 27 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvii, 130 pages
Isbn
9780826315472
Lccn
94020671 //r94
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Purchased, 1995. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
illustrations

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