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All the Agents and SaintsDispatches from the U.S. Borderlands$
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Stephanie Elizondo Griest

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781469631592

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631592.001.0001

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The Venerable

The Venerable

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All the Agents and Saints

Stephanie Elizondo Griest

University of North Carolina Press

The author travels to Kingsville, Texas to meet Sister Maximina, who has spent 40 years campaigning for the canonization of Mother Julia, the founder of the Missionary Daughters of the Most Pure Virgin Mary. (At present, she is “Venerable,” which is the second of four stages to Sainthood.) In her lifetime, the Mexican nun established dozens of convents and schools in the United States and Mexico that catechized thousands of indigent children throughout the borderlands. Through her meeting with Sister Maximina, the author further meditates on the concept of spiritual mestizaje in the borderlands.

Keywords:   Venerable Mother Julia, Missionary Daughters of the Most Pure Virgin Mary, Catholicism, miracles, spiritual mestizaje, Kingsville, Texas, Tejano folklore, canonization, sainthood, U.S. Mexico border

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