Theresa: Mission San José, San Antonio, Texas


If you hang around long enough in any place in Texas, you will know the life story of the person next to you. When I walked into the small church in Mission San Jose, Theresa was sweeping the floor. I took a few pictures and when I just hung around for a while, looking at the place, she started talking to me. “Don’t mind me” she said, ” I’m just sweeping this place up because there is a funeral tomorrow. It’s my brother-in-law who just died. He had two bypass surguries but it wasn’t enough. I guess God just wanted him up there. My parents were married in this church, and I was baptised here also. I married my husband in this church, and I also buried him here a few years ago. I guess I will be buried here also.”

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