The Padre on Horseback
Eusebio Kino, Patron Saint of the Borderlands
By: Patrick McGovern
The explorers who traveled to the New World centuries ago needed a great deal of courage to chart the land they called the Americas. The terrain was often rough and unforgiving, the endless days on the trail could be lonely, and relations with the Native Americans were risky. No, exploring was not for the faint of heart or weak of body.
But among these early explorers, one man stood out for his faith as well as his courage: a Jesuit priest named Eusebio Kino. While most...
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