September 4, 2017

"I remembered the words of my mother at learning of the death of my brother Pedro: ‘I asked God for two priest sons. He took Pedro to Himself; now, it’s up to you to be the two priests I asked for and do twice the work: your part and the part of your brother.’"

This boo...

September 4, 2017

A key book to discover how a little private chapel became the Shrine of Chimayo.

Father Casimiro Roca says that one day the archbishop of Santa Fe told him: "I have a little church for you because you are little." When Father Roca saw the church of Chimayo for the firs...

September 3, 2017

Having entered the seminary of San Andres at age eleven, Fr. Casimiro Roca celebrated sixty years as a priest on August 15, 2003. An avid and staunch suporter of his principles, Fr. Casimiro Roca has accomplished much in his lifetime.

Born in Mura, Spain, on July 24,191...

September 3, 2017

Throughout the mountain villages and towns of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, the name Father Roca evokes smiles. He is the first, frequent and long-time priest--through several off-and-on tenures--of the venerable Santuario de Chimayo.

He is credited with re...

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