Our Arizona-Sonora Borderlands: From Kino’s Time to the Present”

Presentation of a book

Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 1 p.m.
at the Arizona History Museum

949 E. 2nd Street

Tucson – Arizona 85719

The Arizona History Museum presents “Our Arizona-Sonora Borderlands: From Kino’s Time to the Present” by award-winning author and rancher Richard C. Collins.

Richard’s presentation brings history and culture together with insight and love for our Borderlands as recounted in his acclaimed book “Riding Behind the Padre: Horseback Views from Both Sides of the Border.” Richard knows our Borderlands well as a rancher and as a member of Por Los Caminos de Kino. The riders of Por Los Caminos de Kino, for more than 25 years, have retraced on horseback the trails ridden by Fr. Eusebio Kino, the border region’s pioneer missionary and explorer.

Richard will be introduced by special guest Dr. Alessandra Lorini, a leading Kino scholar and retired professor of American History and Culture at the University of Florence, Italy. Dr. Lorini will present Richard with the recent publication of “Riding Behind the Padre” in its Italian translation. Dr. Lorini coordinated the Italian publication which was sponsored by the Associazione Culturale Padre Eusebio F. Chini.

The link to the website of “Riding Behind the Padre” with a book preview of the first chapter is at http://www.richardccollins.com/ Richard’s book was awarded “Topic Pick” in the 2014 Southwest Books of the Year: Best Reading by the Pima County Public Library. The New Mexico Book Co-Op chose it as the best book of 2015 in the category of political, social and current event writing

A book signing follows. The event is free with museum admission: $8 general admission.

The program takes place Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 1 p.m. at the Arizona History Museum, 949 E. 2nd Street in Tucson.

RSVP: 520.628.5774 or by E-Mail at  AHSTucson@azhs.gov

More information on Richarda Collins at: http://www.richardccollins.com/

The Death of Father Kino on March 15 1711 – In Laetare Sunday

The Facebook profile “Eusebio Kino”, gives us the opportunity to think on the fourth Sunday of Lent “Laetare Sunday”, which occurred also on March 15h, 1711, the day of the death of Father Kino.
Thank you “Eusebio Kino”
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The good Death of Kino on Laetare Sunday – Kino passed away in Magdalena on March 15th, 1711 on the occasion of the celebration of the 4th Sunday of Advent, known also as Laetare Sunday The expression comes from the beginning of the Mass, introitus, or antiphona to introitum, this is the chant that accompanies the entrance procession of the celebrant and of his ministers, that in Roman Catholic rite  begins with Laetare Jerusalem, which means: Rejoice, Jerusalem.
This moveable feast can fall between 1st March and 4th  April included. The fourth sunday of Lent is the sunday of Hope. For this the Lenten fasting and penance are reduced, the music accompanies the singing, the altar is decorated with flowers and the celebrants wear pink chasubles instead of the purple ones. For Kino that of March 15, 1711, was a Sunday of joy as he was celebrating Mass for the dedication of the new chapel dedicated to St. Frances Javier patron saint and his example of life. Mass, which unfortunately could not finish because of a sudden illness which was followed by rapid his death. So despite of his physical death, for his soul it was a joyful day for his departure to the house of the Lord.


“Laetare Jerusalem: et conventum facite omnes qui diligitis eam: gaudete cum laetitia, qui in tristitia fuistis:  ut exsultetis,et satiemini ab uberibus consolationis vestrae. – Laetatus sum in his quae dicta sunt mihi:  in domum Domini ibimus.”

(“Rejoice, O Jerusalem: and come together all you that love her: rejoice with joy, you that have been in sorrow: that you may exult and be filled from the breasts of your consolation. – I rejoiced when they said to me: ‘we shall go into God’s House!”)

More at:  www.padrekino.com

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