Cesar Chavez

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"A Priest"

A Priest

I attended a Small Jesuit College in the 1970’s in Massachusetts. I am from Laredo Texas and was born and reared there. the border culture and its people are mine. My small story has to do with a Chaplain at that college-who organized and recruited members into the UFW. His name was Joseph J. La Bran),S.J). Fr. La Bran was actually imprisoned-together with the strikers in the summer of ‘73 or ‘74 in California-and suffered the stripes of prison for the cause and justice. He said mass in the prison cell with the workers and brought and reminded the workers of Christ’s message of non violence. i became a fervent believer in the cause from thence and try to see to it that the little guy is looked after.