Friday, 28 December 2012 00:32

La Sagrada Familia

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Michael Miller

I grew up in Santa Fe in the 1950's and 60's.  I graduated from St. Mikes's in 1967. I served as Director of the New Mexico Records Center and Archives, Director of the Center for Southwest Research, UNM, and retired as Director of Research and Literary Arts at the National Hispanic Cultural Center of New Mexico.  Today, I am involved in the preservation of New Mexico's environment and cultural heritage. I volunteer for a number of organizations and I am particularly interested in working with young people.  I believe that the traditional values of NM and the rich heritage passed on by our ancestors is one of the most important ways to reach out to our young people and help eliminate many of the social, economic, environmental, and political problems created in the 21st century.  Family values, culture, tradition, respect for the Earth, spirituality, preservation of our natural resources and traditional knowledge must be passed on to the next generation to help them cope with the world today.  I believe that it is the responsibility of every adult to mentor and nourish the minds of the young.  I enjoy flyfishing, bow hunting, farming, and the wonders of nature. Bibliography of published work is available on request. 

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  • Comment Link ed Saiz Sunday, 30 December 2012 01:31 posted by ed Saiz

    YO NO SE QUE DECIR, THIS GRABS NOT ONLY MY HEART BUT
    MY SOUL, ESPECIALLY AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. - '' GOD
    BLESS YOU MICHAEL.'' REMEMBERING SPECIAL TIMES WITH
    THE LADY WHO RAISED ME, - AND TAUGHT ME THE GOOD
    IN THIS WORLD. ED SAIZ

  • Comment Link William Mee Friday, 28 December 2012 01:58 posted by William Mee

    In Agua Fria Village we have two "Holy Families" (La Sagrada Familia) that travel across a month from door-to-door in the Village. People call them Capillas and open them up in the family room and read the accepted prayers to them. Tonight I turned over our Holy Family to the Montoyas.

  • Comment Link Mike Lord Friday, 28 December 2012 01:32 posted by Mike Lord

    I really like this. Gracias, Michael.

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