Purgatory in Pergamino

ladybug“I didn’t raise two sons to hate each other, she murmured. I prayed for the radicals and for Anibal as Father Sebastiano suggested. But I don’t think God heard me. Oh, Lord, did he lose his soul to those sea-borne warriors?”…





 Iglesia Merced





Iglesia de la merced (Our Lady of Mercy)
The church in Pergamino from which the woman in the story exits.

Historical Note: Atahualpa Yupanqui is the most famous resident of Pergamino, a town in Los Pampas de Argentina. His guitar and lyrical poetry celebrate folk dances and the customs of Pampanos. The YouTube video below includes eight of his well-known songs.