The following story is from a book titled
CUENTOS - Tales from the Hispanic Southwest,
by Jose Griego y Maestas & Rudolfo A. Anaya.
The New Bishop
IT HAD BEEN MANY YEARS since Archbishop Zubiria
of Durango had crossed the Jornado del Muerto [Journey of Death] to visit his flock in the farthest part of his diocese in New Mexico. Thus people in a small and isolated village were very happy that his Excellency, the new bishop of Santa Fe, was coming to administer the sacrament of Confirmation to their children. A big feast was planned, and the local parish priest went about telling everyone to prepare for the visit of this very important church dignitary.