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RESTORATION OF SAN AGUSTIN

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RESTORATION OF SAN AGUSTIN

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THIS PROJECT IS NOW COMPLETED

With a generous grant from the Eugene V. and Clare Thaw Charitable Trust, Nuevo Mexico Profundo and Cornerstones Community Partnerships are collaborating in the restoration of San Agustín, a historic church located in the Gallinas River Valley near Las Vegas, NM. San Agustín (also known as San Augustine) is the northernmost of what was once a string of village churches in spectacular settings along the river. All of the other churches, and their villages, are going to ruin. This collaborative project will save San Agustín from the same fate.  According to the property survey, San Agustín was first a fort and then converted to a church around 1830.

San Agustín is a mission of Our Lady of Sorrows Parish in Las Vegas, and this project has been developed in cooperation with its pastor and the church’s mayordomos (caretakers). The restoration will be celebrated with an open-to-the public event on the feast day of St. Augustine, August 28, in 2020.

Volunteers interested in helping to remud San Agustín in September are encouraged to contact Cornerstones at (505) 982-9521 or kkuranz@cstones.org. Previous adobe experience is helpful but not required.

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