Hope Restored

Los Angeles Times

It is a sunny Saturday afternoon in San Miguel de Allende as a group of Los Angeles philanthropists boards a chartered bus with a flashy paint job. As the bus heads north on the Dolores Hidalgo Highway and turns west onto a dirt road leading to the tiny village of Atotonilco, the passengers chat about their children, the stock market, last night’s margaritas and the best places to buy Mexican Jewelry. But when they disembark, stroll down a path lined with stalls of Catholic goods approach the village’s claim to fame, an 18th century church in a walled complex, they snap to attention.

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