Maria's Journey



Home to the book Maria's Journey  
by Ramon Arredondo & Trisha (Hull) Arredondo

August 2010

Authors Blog / Talking Points

San Miguel Allende, Mexico MARIA goes International!

San Miguel Allende is one of our favourite cities in Mexico, filled with history, writers, artists and friendly people.  Some time ago, we were invited to discuss MARIA'S JOURNEY on our local PBS TV Station, WLPR in Merrillville,IN. After the taping, we chatted with our interviewer, Keith Kirkpatrick, who shared with us that his daughter, Meghan, was studying in San Miguel, working with CATIS.  This international organization's project was to train local residents in building homes made of indigenous materials.

When we next visited San Miguel, Meghan picked us up and we drove out to the CATIS site.  We were impressed not only with the building of homes, but also, with other innovations being explored by CATIS. We donated monies from our Educational fund to train three people in learning how to construct these remarkable houses.

Back in town, we returned to our bed and breakfast, Casa Maricela, where we enjoyed lunch, conversing in Spanish with our fellow guests and eating delicious fresh food prepared by our hostess, Maricela. Later Ray and I walked to the local library where we presented them with a copy MARIA'S JOURNEY and vowed to continue our quest to have it translated into Spanish.  Still working on that one!

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