Thursday, March 30, 2006

Peace on Earth - Interfatih Cooperation

One of the very sacred sites of Northern New Mexico is El Santuario de Chimayo. This is the site of the largest pilgrimage in the United States every Easter, which brings people from all over the Southwest on foot to this chapel. The SEVA team was very pleased to have the opportunity to plant two trees at this sacred site. After the trees were planted we asked Father Julio to lead a prayer for the trees. After that Father Julio stood with us as we said a Sikh Ardaas (prayer). As with the other locations we planted Jujube trees, which, after establishing their roots, are very hardy trees that flourish in the sun and with little water (perfect for the high desert climate in which we planted the trees). With the support of the community these trees will flourish and provide sweet fruit for the pilgrims of this holy site.
Father Julio with the SEVA team behind one of the newly planted trees.
Father Julio in the foreground, Hari Singh in the background with mulch to add to the base of the tree.
A picture of one of the two bare-root trees that were planted at El Santuario de Chimayo.
Finishing with the tree planting.
Filling in the hole where the tree was planted.
El Santuario de Chimayo.
Sita Kaur and her husband Hari Singh digging a hole for one of the trees.


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