It was about the Eucharist on an open field.  Celebrating together, breaking bread, sharing smiles, being Jesus to one another.  This pilgrimage is something that I have never forgotten because the people on that sacred piece of land have remained forever embedded on my heart.
  --Rev. Ranjit Mathews

Red Shirt Village, on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, is 47 miles west of Rapid City, South Dakota, just across the Cheyenne River, which is the eastern most boundary of the Pine Ridge Reservation.  This reservation is listed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs as the poorest in the United States.