San Isidro Church - Agua Fria, NM
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
N 35° 39.502 W 106° 00.862
13S E 408183 N 3946530
Quick Description: A historic church in Agua Fria, NM.
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 8/26/2013 8:30:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMHYCZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
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Long Description:
"The Catholic Church of San Isidro was built in 1835 and derives its name from the patron saint of farmers. The land for the church was given by Jose Jacinto Gallegos, whose family still lives in the area. The church served as a protector from nomadic Indian raids.[xv] Unlike Spanish Colonial government, the Mexican government was unable to finance expeditions against raiders and some settlements were abandoned." (visit link)

A New Mexico Marker reads: "This 19th century adobe church is dedicated to San Isidro, ploughman, patron saint of farmers and protector of crops. Christian tradition maintains that in order to allow San Isidro time for his daily prayers an angel plowed his fields. Agua Fria annually observes this fifteenth day of May as “His Day of Goodwill” to honor his role in this agricultural community along El Camino Real."
Date the Church was built, dedicated or cornerstone laid: 1/1/1835

Age of Church building determined by?: Other reliable source

If denomination of Church is not part of the name, please provide it here: Catholic

Street address of Church:
Agua Fria Street and Paseo Mel Senaida
Agua Fria, NM USA


Primary website for Church or Historic Church Building: [Web Link]

If Church is open to the public, please indicate hours: Not listed

If Church holds a weekly worship service and "all are welcome", please give the day of the week: Not listed

Indicate the time that the primary worship service is held. List only one: Not Listed

Secondary Website for Church or Historic Church Building: Not listed

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