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Original Caption: After saying a Mass on an improvised outdoor altar, a circuit-riding priest blesses the men individually. Isolated from regular community life, the typical bracero has little chance for religious practices. (Jubilee: A Magazine for the Church and Her People, April 1957, p. 42.)

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Braceros kneel to be blessed at a camp service in California. Devout Catholics among the braceros often lacked churches and priests on-site, and improvised devotions from roses, candles stuck in Cola bottles, and crucifixes brought from home.