From 1977 to 1983, Maryknoll Sister Bernice Kita, lived and worked in an isolated Indian village in Guatemala. These are the poignant and gripping letters she sent home to her parents and friends. Kita writes, “This is mainly the story of my friends and neighbors…And because I shared with them for many years their food, their homes, their joys and sorrows, their hopes and fears and pain, it is also my story. It is a story of a dominated people with indomitable faith, a faith rooted in a fertile soil watered by the blood of martyrs. It is a story that need to be told to give us all hope.” Kita opens our eyes to the life and lore of the Mayans of the Guatemalan highlands. She brings these people alive, so that we understand their hardships, their faith, friendship and spirituality.