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Contact: Visitor Center, 505-757-7241
Pecos, NM:– Pecos National Historical Park will host the annual Feast Day celebration at Pecos Pueblo this Sunday, August 6th. Parishioners from St. Anthony’s will process to the entrance of Pecos National Historical Park where they will be met by representatives from the Pueblo of Jemez. Many local community members from the Pueblo of Jemez, Pecos and surrounding communities will celebrate Feast Day mass inside the ruins of the historic church known as Our Lady of the Angels of Porciúncula (Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles de Porciúncula).
Feast Day at Pecos Pueblo represents the fulfillment of a long-standing promise. Before leaving Pecos Pueblo in 1838, the last inhabitants of Pecos Pueblo entrusted a special painting to St. Anthony’s Parish. A symbol of the pueblo’s adoption of Christianity as another form of religion, this portrait depicts the patron saint bestowed upon the Mission of Pecos in the 1620s. Every August, Pecos village fulfills its promise to perpetually honor the saint by celebrating a feast day mass in the remains of her final church. And, this year is extra special as we commemorate the 300th anniversary of the building of Our Lady of the Angels.
Mass will begin at the church at Pecos National Historical Park on Sunday the 6th around 9:30 a.m. Following mass, there will be a Feast Day celebration including fresh rolls and biscochitos from the outside horno.
For more information, contact Pecos NHP at (505) 757-7241.