Aunt Carmen's Book of Practical Saints

Aunt Carmen's Book of Practical Saints


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Aunt Carmen's Book of Practical Saints by Pat Mora

The Northern New Mexico tradition of saint carving began in the 1700s as an expression of worship among Catholics in isolated villages. In Aunt Carmen's Book of Practical Saints, Pat Mora extends the tradition to poetry. Through Mora's poems, some written in traditional Spanish forms, we hear the private speech of Aunt Carmen's devotion. From a prayer for a suitable husband to a prayer that the Good Shepherdess guide her to unexpected beauty, Aunt Carmen's poems, each paired with a reproduction of a traditional saint carving, inspire and illuminate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807072073
Publisher: Beacon
Publication date: 05/28/1999
Edition description: Illustrate
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Pat Mora, award-winning poet and children's book author, is also author of House of Houses, a family memoir, Agua Santa: Holy Water, and Chants.

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