(Isleta, New Mexico Pueblo, north Valencia County)
|Catholicism has been
and still is a strong influence in the Los Lunas, Valencia County, New Mexico area.
Many of the mission churches here, as well as in New Mexico overall date back to the late
1500's and early 1600's. When Spanish priests introduced the pueblo indian
inhabitants of the territory to formal worship.
Most notable to the Los Lunas area is St. Augustine, in Isleta Pueblo, six miles north of Los Lunas. Visitors to the Los Lunas area can view these historic churches, learn about their backgrounds, and behold their beauty and mystery.
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