Sep 022015
 
El Santuario de Chamayo, Chamayo, NM

Share It! Located nine miles east of Espanola, New Mexico, and twenty-eight miles north of Santa Fe, this shrine receives about three-hundred visitors per year and is considered to be the most important Catholic pilgrimage in the United States. The first chapel was built on the land by Bernardo Abeyta who asked for permission to build a larger place of worship. Once reports of healings and cures were reported, he received permission and the present-day chapel was built in 1816. It became a national landmark in 1970. Each year during Holy [Read More]

Sep 022015
 
Rinconada Canyon, Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque.

Share It!Watch our video for a walking tour through the petroglyphs   Petroglyph National Monument protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America, featuring designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago. These images are a valuable record of cultural expression and hold profound spiritual significance for contemporary Native Americans and for the descendants of the early Spanish settlers. Located just off of I-40 on the western side of Albuquerque, Rinconada Canyon offers up to 400 petroglyphs in [Read More]

Sep 022015
 
The Gila Cliff Dwellings

Share It! Make the drive through the Gila National Forest up to the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Wind your way through pine trees, beautiful vistas and rock formations to reach the Gila Cliff Dwellings.   Explore the world of ancestors of Puebloan people who lived in the Mogollon area over 700 years ago. Hear the voices of the ancestors on the wind as you traverse the winding trail up to the dwellings. Silently commune with all that is in this ancient and magical place. No doubt many sacred ceremonies [Read More]

Sep 012015
 
Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa, Ojo Caliente, NM

Share It! Just beyond Espanola, the road begins to wind through beautiful red cliffs and canyons where within twenty-three miles you will find yourself at the secluded funky little hot springs resort town of Ojo Caliente’. Brightly colored paints decorate cafes and businesses in the New Mexican folk style.   Entrance sign to Ojo Caliente Resort Though barely more than a stop on the road to the driver’s eye, nestled down a small one-lane road is the hot springs resort named Ojo Caliente’.   View from inside the Ojo Caliente [Read More]

Sep 012015
 
San Antonio Mountain, North of Tres Piedras, NM

Share It! Just north of Tres Piedras, is San Antonio Mountain. According to the New Mexico State Wildlife Department, “Rising 10,908 feet above surrounding sagebrush flats, impressive San Antonio Mountain is the largest “free-standing” mountain (not part of any mountain chain) in the continental United States. The mountain’s rounded volcanic dome, nearly four miles across at the base, is a landmark that’s easily spotted from many locations in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado.” Named for Saint Anthony, the Tiawas call it Tsin, one of four sacred hills where they [Read More]

Sep 012015
 
El Morro National Monument

Share It! Located on Highway 53, north of Grants El Morro is a sandstone promontory with a pool of water at its base, aptly named by the Spaniards, El Morro, Spanish for headland. Standing majestically over the pinon and juniper, El Morro is ever watching the travelers along the old Zuni-Acoma Trail, an ancient Pueblo trade route also known as the Ancient Way, which according to Indiancountrynm.org, “The Trail of the Ancients may be the most historically significant in New Mexico, having been in continuous use since around 900 A.D. [Read More]

Sep 012015
 
The Mandala Center, Des Moines, NM

Share It! The Mandala Center, Inc. PO Box 158 Des Moines, New Mexico  88418 The Mandala Center is a non-profit ecumenical retreat center, welcoming to all. With great food, beautiful accommodations, and stunning views of nearby high plains and volcanic peaks, the center offers individual and small group retreats as well as workshops in spiritual development, health and wholeness, and leadership. It is located on the Sierra Grande Mountain in  northeastern New Mexico. www.mandalacenter.org Share It!

Sep 012015
 
Santa Fe - Zozobra, Watch Him Burn

Share It!Coming up this week in Santa Fe, the burning of Zozobra which takes place at Ft. Marcy Park every year on the first Thursday after Labor Day. It is an interesting festival, originally developed in honor of La Conquistadora, where the believers shed the “old” from the year; these are represented in the ugly man that is burned. As the crowd watches their old ways go up in smoke, they are purged and cleansed. Zozobra also kicks off the weekend of Santa Fe Fiesta, the oldest civic celebration in the [Read More]

Sep 012015
 
Discover New Mexico’s Guide to Sacred/Religious Sites and Spiritual Retreats

Share It!  Below is a list of sacred sites, places, events and retreats in New Mexico. We will be adding individual articles on each site as we progress.   Sanctuaries Aztec Ruins, The Great Kiva, Aztec Ruins National Monument, Aztec, NM El Santuario de Chamayo, Chamayo, NM Islamic Musalla, Taos, NM Los Portales Shrine, Seboyeta, NM La Capilla de San Ysidro Labrador, Santa Fe, NM La Conquistadora Chapel and Shrine, St, Francis of Assisi Cathedral, Santa Fe, NM Loretto Chapel Miraculous Staircase, Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, NM Miraculous Tortilla Shrine, [Read More]

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