On the day his name first appeared in the news, Father Justin Lucio had no reason to believe that it would be there at all. He was sitting at his desk, completing paperwork that would help an undocumented immigrant become legal. This was in 1984, when one afternoon a 30-year-old Mexican named Fermina Vasquez sat down in front of him and said, "Father, I came so that you could prepare... More >>>
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Clockwise, from top left: one of the murals that features Father Lucio standing up to his enemies; the effigy of the Virgin Mary he used to pray to at Casita Maria; Lucio has hung a portrait of himself from a healthier time above his fireplace.