St. Michael from the Mountain
















La Misión de San Miguel:
St. Michael from the Mountain  "A Story To Tell"
A Documentary Film Series Part 1of 5

The San Luis Valley has been referred to as the cultural cradle of Colorado because of its roots in the establishment of Colorado and its long lasting traditions and values. This can be seen in the many communities around the valley that have been established since the mid-1800s. We can definitely see this in Colorado's two oldest communities, San Luis and Conejos. San Luis is credited with being the oldest established town but there were small communities south of the valley that surrounded Conejos and were connected through a church, the oldest standing and active church in Colorado. 

The Mission of San Miguel is located in New Mexico but still administered through Conejos. The original mission church was built roughly around the same time as the church in Conejos but in 1926, the church burned down and was rebuilt in 1928. Even though Our Lady of Guadalupe is the per say the "Vatican" for the missions, they provided important services and tied together communities in the vast rural areas. This can be seen through the traditions and practices at the Mission of San Miguel that are still practiced today. 

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“The Spirituality and its People film focuses on the spirituality and the traditions of the Hispanic people of the San Luis Valley in Colorado. The prayer was recorded by my daughter, Sara, and the narration was recorded by my wife, Andrea.”

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"A Story To Tell" by Father Al Muniz
El Valle de San Luis is a beautiful and historical valley in southern Colorado. This documentary, “A Story To Tell”, is one of a series of documentaries being produced by Down to Earth Media to present the life and cultural traditions of the Hispanic people from this historic valley.

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  San Miguel Synopsis
October 3, 2017
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September 4, 2012
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  A Story To Tell
December 10, 2010
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  Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
February 16, 2006
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  Holy Week Focus
February 28, 2007
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