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The soft strains of classical music in his studio may seem a discordant backdrop for the artist garbed in jeans and a well-worn AC/DC T-shirt, but santero Leonardo Salazar assures you that is not the case.

“I was brought up to believe that great music and art are the things that make humanity what it is,” Salazar said. “Every Sunday morning my father would put on PBS and we’d listen to the Boston Pops [Orchestra], Arthur Fiedler and all the classical greats – whatever was on that day.

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Katharine Drexel and her two sisters came from a family that was both financially and spiritually well-to-do.

Every evening they would watch their father meditating and praying on his knees for half an hour. Their mother would open the mansion up to the poor every week, giving them clothes and food, praying with them and offering them up as corporal and spiritual works of mercy.