Century Marks

Rinse cycle: A priest assigned to serve the Hispanic population in eastern North Carolina decided to go where the people are. He set up “shop” Sundays in a laundromat frequented by Mexicans. With a hand-woven blanket and some bread and wine on a small table, he said a short mass while customers transferred clothes from washers to driers. In time, people started to come to the mass without their dirty laundry (Richard Lischer in Interpretation, April).

 

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