Spirituality is influenced by many sources in our lives.
Spirituality comes to us when we ask questions of ourselves, such as where do I find meaning? How do I feel connected? How should I live?
Every individual comes to these questions in their own ways. Spend a week exploring how multiple faith communities and faith workers address the critical need for spirituality.
This calendar of events is a collaboration with University of Wyoming’s “Chicana/o Spirituality” and “Chicana/o Community Organization” courses taught by Dr. Vanessa Fonseca. Please join us in welcoming
our guests from University of Wyoming. Come out and make some new friends from our sister state!
Week-long Events: Prayer Flag Display & Intention Wall
Adjacent to the NNMU Bookstore
Come by and design a flag in the tradition of Tibetan Prayer Flags with positive intentions for yourself, your family, your school, or your community.
Wednesday, March 25
Spirituality in Northern New Mexico Interfaith Panel
6:00 p.m., Ben Luján Library, 2nd Floor Atrium Room
Join faith leaders from our community in a discussion about the multiple meanings of spirituality in Northern New Mexico. Refreshments will be served.
Fr. Larry Brito- St. John Baptist at Ohkay, Owingeh Pueblo Abdur Ra’uf Walter DeClerck– Dar Al Islam Education Center, Abiquiu, NM Rabbi Neil Amswych-Temple Beth Shalom Guruka Singh Khalsa – Member of the Sikh Dharma Faith Reverend Douglas K. Bleyle - Vicar of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
Thursday, March 26 11:00 a.m.
Trauma Rocks: Women & Spirituality
Teacher Ed, Room 112
Corrine Sanchez, Tewa Women United
Tewa Women United has created “Trauma Rocks”, a visual exercise that represents an Indigenous young person’s experience of historical trauma, of intergenerational trauma, and of individual trauma. We will discuss how spirituality connects to women healing trauma.
Film: 1000 Voices
Facilitated by Dr. Matthew Martinez, Northern Pueblos Institute
7:00 p.m. El Rito Campus, Cutting Hall
From the proverb, “It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story,” this is a documentary that builds from thousands of voices to present one universal story of New Mexico’s Native American women. Native American women have been purveyors of culture since creation. In spite of Western invasions, Native American women remain strong and grounded in traditional values by enduring courage and wisdom.
Friday, March 27 6 am
Pilgrimage to Chimayó
Meet at Pojoaque Catholic Church
Make sure to wear appropriate shoes/ clothing, sunscreen and bring water
A pilgrimage is a journey of the body and soul. Regardless of our religion, it is an effort to become closer to our Creator. A pilgrim is not a tourist who only touches, for a fleeAng moment, the land and people that they visit. Rather, a pilgrim seeks to understand the essence of Ame, place and people that they meet on their path. We will coordinate pick-ups to drive people back to their cars a Pojoaque Church.
Saturday, March 28 9-11 am -
Sacredness of Water NNMU,
Acequia de los Vigiles (next to Ben Lujan Library – North entrance)
Joaquin Gallegos, NNMC Faculty Patrick Jaramillo, AFSC @ ¡Sostenga!
1 PM – Temezcal (Sweat in Mexica Tradition)
at Hoy Recovery Center, Alcalde, NM
Temazcal, from the nahuatl words calli house and tema: steam, hot. It is a very sacred space it is related with the four direction, and the four elements. It was used to improve the health in the community and also to celebrate different ceremonies specially rites of passage. Limited to 20 participants, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org