Education: The Path of Laughter

On a windswept hill called Sacro Monte, just outside Granada (pop. 141,000), lies one of the oldest settlements of gypsies in all of Spain. There, after four centuries, the gypsies still live in caves; but each cave has its altar, and each altar its special photograph, beside the Virgin's image, surrounded by red carnations. The name of the man in the picture is a revered one on Sacro Monte: Father Andres Manjor.

More than 50 years have passed since Father Andres first came to Granada to take over his parish of gypsies. In those days they were a wild, lice-ridden lot, and...

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