Ron Austin first -wandered purposefully- into Mexico more than fifty years ago, when he produced a documentary on Mexican history for American television. Over the next decades, as his acquaintance with Mexico deepened, so too did his appreciation for the rich and contradictory impulses of Mexican culture -- and for the beauty of its people and their expressions of faith. At once guidebook, history, memoir, and tribute, Austin's Peregrino engagingly explores the spiritual and cultural heart of Catholic Mexico. Though once merely a tourist peering in -- a stranger to this distinctive faith and culture -- Austin, now a devout Catholic and part-year resident of Mexico, writes with respect, affection, and deep understanding as he invites fellow pilgrims -- peregrinos -- to regard both Mexico and their own cultures of faith in a new light.
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