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Significant Dates in New Mexico History




Many Americans are unaware of the rich and long history of New Mexico, which predates the English settlements at Jamestown and in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Here are some of the key dates in New Mexico’s history under Spanish and … Continue reading




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Fray Angelico Chavez’s My Penitente Land




Manuel Ezequiel Chavez – better known as Fray Angelico Chavez – was a Franciscan priest born in northern New Mexico in 1910. He was a genuine polymath, known not only for his artistic talents, which explain his Franciscan name (a … Continue reading




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The Catholic Church in New Mexico: Father Martinez Confronts Bishop Lamy




A few years after the United States acquired part of what is now the state of New Mexico, the Vatican established the Vicariate Apostolic of New Mexico in 1850, carving it out from the former Mexican Diocese of Durango. Jean … Continue reading




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