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Days of Obligation: An Argument With My Mexican Father Days of Obligation: An Argument With My Mexican Father by Richard Rodriguez
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“Human unhappiness is evidence of our immortality.”
Richard Rodriguez, Days of Obligation: An Argument With My Mexican Father
“By the waters of baptism, the active European was entirely absorbed within the contemplation of the Indian. The faith that Europe imposed in the sixteenth century was, by virtue of the Guadalupe, embraced by the Indian. Catholicism has become an Indian religion. By the twenty-first century, the locus of the Catholic Church, by virtue of numbers, will be Latin America, by which time Catholicism itself will have assumed the aspect of the Virgin of Guadalupe.
Brown skin.”
Richard Rodriguez, Days of Obligation: An Argument With My Mexican Father
“The parking lot is hidden by thickets of scrub and at a field's distance from the mission compound. Yes, you can imagine the solitude of the landscape; you can imagine the hardness of the life. Perhaps I was expecting too much. La Purísima reminds me of nothing so much as those churches the Soviet government used to ridicule by making of them shrines to history. La Purísima is Williamsburg and Sutter's Fort and worse. The state's [California's] insistence that here are matters only of fact is depressing, the triumph of history over memory.”
Richard Rodriguez, Days of Obligation: An Argument With My Mexican Father

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