Louise M. Burkhart
And then the noblewoman Saint Mary descended there, accompanying all the noblewomen. They came very happily. It is truly exceptional, how she came. And as if she were in a garden, she was cutting flowers. They were entertaining her, they were singing before her. They were saying, “Pulchra es.”
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Originally published in Colonial Latin American Review, 1995, 4:1. Republished here with thanks.