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Santa Fe History

A Travelling Tradition

The annual novena to La Conquistadora begins with her procession to Rosario Chapel. My cousin, Bill Garcia, took this photo yesterday after the novena. Santa

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Santa Fe History

Caretaker to the Madonna

I always take Santa Fe visitor’s to see La Conquistadora, this nation’s oldest Madonna. While there fond memories of the late Connie Hernandez come to

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Procession of Faith

The custom of processions in Santa Fe began in 1598 when Don Juan de Oñate and the founding families settled the region for the Spanish

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New Mexico History

New Mexico’s Sephardic Jews

Just as the Native Americans were forced to convert to Christianity while secretly honoring their own spirituality, many of New Mexico’s early Spanish settlers also

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