Episodes about "southwest"

Lilies of the Field: The Back Story

Lilies of the Field: The Back Story

Sidney Poitier won the first Oscar by a black man for his role in Lilies of the Field. The 1963 movie was produced on a shoe string budget in 14 days.

El Santuario de Chimayo

El Santuario de Chimayo

El Santuario de Chimayo in northern New Mexico is the largest pilgrimage site in the U.S. Many miracles are attributed to the holy dirt found on the site.

Archbishop Jean-Baptiste Lamy

Archbishop Jean-Baptiste Lamy

Jean-Baptiste Lamy was the first archbishop of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and had to deal with obstinate clergy and a terribly uncatechized flock.

Ven. Antonio Margil de Jesús

Ven. Antonio Margil de Jesús

Fray Antonio Margil was the “The Friar of the Winged Feet” who evangelized much of Central America, Mexico, and present day Texas and Louisiana.

Sister Blandina, Fastest Nun in the West

Sister Blandina, Fastest Nun in the West

Sister Blandina was an Italian-born nun in the late 1800s sent to bring the Gospel to the Wild West. She earned the respect of many, including Billy the Kid.

Eusebio Kino

Eusebio Kino

Fr. Eusebio Kino, S.J., was a 17th century Jesuit who ministered tirelessly to the native people of Arizona and Sonoran Mexico, fought for their dignity, and introduced cattle ranching.

Gene Kranz

Gene Kranz

As director of mission control, Gene Kranz oversaw dozens of NASA spaceflights, including Apollo 11 and 13. And his Catholic faith played a large role.

St. Mary’s, Galveston

St. Mary’s, Galveston

In 1900, the Cathedral of St. Mary’s, Galveston was the only Catholic church to survive the great hurricane which killed 20% of Galveston’s population.