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Examples: Padre de Baca's 200+ year old wooden parrot; The silver mission bell made using techniques learned from the Moors; The frescoes in the mission churches; Handmade costumed effigies; Latour's cathedral made of native stone but in Romanesque style.
Examples: Latour finding Agua Secreta after praying for water; The appearance of the Virgin Mary to Juan Diego in 1531 at Guadalupe; The 3 miracles that happen to Father Junipero Serra--including receiving hospitality from a Mexican family who "didn't exist"; When Sada gets to see the holy things of the altar once more.
Examples: Latour's perilous journey from the north to his new diocese during which he breaks his legs, loses most of his possessions, and gets shipwrecked; The length it takes to travel from place to place and the lack of roads/established routes; Limited provisions and services (no corner grocery story, no hospital); F. Vaillant's month-long build of a suitable wagon for travel to Denver (which falls down a gorge 2x and endangers his life).
Examples: He delays removing corrupt priests; He allows the mixing of Cathloic and Native rituals; He allows the Penitentes to continue (after soliciting advice from Senora Carson); He compares/equates native handiwork to European masterpieces and overall delights in what he sees of Mexican art.
Examples: The relationship between Jacinto and Latour, especially when Jacinto takes the bishop to a sacred cave during a blizzard; Manuelito's appeal to Latour to go to Washington D.C. and appeal to the U.S. government on the Navajos' behalf; The friendship between Eusabio and Latour; The Tusuque Indians who befriend Latour in his retirement and gather by him at his death.