The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 79, July 1975 - April, 1976 Page: 181
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New Mexico in Mid-Eighteenth Century 18
[It is] the center of many barbaric and idolatrous tribes, but through the
special providence of God, the small settlements of Spaniards live among
them and remain there in spite of much anguish and a hard life. In the
last century, between I62o and 1631, before the widespread revolt of the
numerous Pueblos, the Almighty showed his love for those provinces by
sending for their conversion the Venerable Mary of Jesus of Agreda. Es-
corted there by angels, she made marvelous progress in converting [na-
tives].28 The missionaries, overseers of that holy custody by orders of the
king, should be more disposed toward that endeavor because experience
has shown that when those individuals have dedication and diligence, they
can obtain the fruit of converting to the knowledge of God many souls
whose holy spiritual devotions are His greatest pleasure.
28Mary of Agreda (1602-1665), "a cloistered nun in Spain, is said to have appeared
. through bilocation" in the Texas-New Mexico area "to instruct the Jumano Indians
in the Christian faith." See M. N. Rooney, "San Angelo, Diocese of (Angeliani)," New
Catholic Encyclopedia (r5 vols.; New York, 1967), XII, 1oi5-Io6.
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