2007 New Mexico Book Awards Finalist
Penitente Renaissance, Manifesting Hope is
probably one of the most unique books to be
published on the secretive order of the
Penitentes.  Several books have been printed
covering the
Hermandad (Brotherhood).  However,
what sets this book apart from others are the
numerous color photos of the
Brothers), their moradas (buildings), their
artifacts, and their processions.  Included in this
book is a brief history of the Penitentes, rosters of
over 600
Hermanos from southern Colorado and
northern New Mexico, a glossary of Spanish
Penitente terms, and a list of recommended
reading on the
Hermandad.  This 8 1/2 x 11 inch
perfect binding, softcover book has a rich glossy
cover with 114 pages filled with over 150 color
photos taken by the author.
 Penitente Renaissance
was edited by noted scholar, Dr. Marianne Stoller
and includes an introduction by Dr. Stoller.  The
foreword was written by journalist Juan Espinosa
and the afterword by noted author Dr. Marta
Weigle.  This book is for scholars and casual
readers alike who are interested in the fascinating
world of the Penitentes.  Radio personality, the
late Paul Harvey, wrote a nice review of this book
Religion in American History.
Title: Penitente Renaissance, Manifesting Hope
ISBN:  0-9742840-2-5
Library of Congress Control Number;  2007922740
Retail Price:  
$34.95 USA, wholesale discounts available
Available:  Through Barnes & Noble books, by  clicking on
book order form, or e-mailing the author at                       , you may also contact the author and make
checks payable to:

       Ruben E. Archuleta
       P. O. Box 7871
       Pueblo West, CO 81007
El Encuentro

A copy of this 36 x 45 inch acrylic on canvass
by Felix Lucero from Costilla, New Mexico is
included in Penitente Renaissance