A happy man.
I went to visit the California missions a while back, and I stopped at Mission La Soledad, up on a windswept hill.
The mission priest there starved to death while saying mass. The ranchers were closing in on the mission and he had already given away all his food to the Indians.
He died saying mass and the Indians carried his body 40 miles to the next mission, where he is now buried.
From the 16th Century, 17th Century, or 18th Century (or even 19th Century)?
There are real men among us throughout history, I am humbled by your story, true or not it is history and inspires the weak among us (like me) to look up and to aspire ... to be better than what we are. Where can I visit these Missions?