"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.’"
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.
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.