The Maryknoll Sister who wrote of the Eastern missions in her lively Pacific Hopscotch (see report in March 15, 1951 issue...

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IN AND OUT OF THE ANDES

The Maryknoll Sister who wrote of the Eastern missions in her lively Pacific Hopscotch (see report in March 15, 1951 issue of the Bulletin, P. 169) performs a similar service in South and Central America as she follows A Mission Trail from Yucatan to Chile. Her report on her eight-month tour of duty is jaunty and warm and contains delightful descriptions of out-of-the-way spots and personal encounters. The role of the missions, the cheerful and devoted sisters and fathers who work for people others have forgotten or never known are the center of her book, which she seasons with facts about the countries as she flies by night from one to another, pointing out the rich and poor of them. Her accounts range from vivid appreciation of the enacted and transporting march to Calvary at Cochabamba to the dispensing of an overwhelmingly misunderstood order of jello by an ingenious sister. While greater organization and development of the columnist-type hippity-hoppity would seem to be in order, the whole is a neighborly excursion to new places and faces which untraveled Americans, particularly Catholics, will enjoy.

Pub Date: Jan. 10, 1954

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Publisher: Scribner

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Jan. 1, 1954