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Franciscan Hospitality and Art at Holy Cross Retreat Center

Immigrant family helped by "Franciscan Hospitality" at Holy Cross Retreat Center.
Franciscan Festival of Fine Arts - Sept. 2-3, 2017 at Holy Cross Retreat Center, Mesilla Park, NM.

Las Cruces, NM - On this edition of PUENTES, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra meets with Director of Holy Cross Retreat Center, Fr. Tom Smith. This is the 60th Anniversary of Holy Cross Retreat Center in Mesilla Park. The main event to commemorate the anniversary is the Franciscan Festival of Fine Arts held each year on Labor Day weekend. He says they serve and help people with their “Franciscan Hospitality.”

The Festival of Fine Arts will be held Saturday, September 2nd from 9 am to 5 pm; and on Sunday, September 3rd from 10 am to 4 pm at Holy Cross Retreat Center, 600 Holy Cross Road in Mesilla Park. There will be over 100 artists this year with a wide variety of artwork; several food vendors; Spanish Paella; Monk’s Ale; wine from Sombra Antigua; two live music stages; a silent auction and raffle. This year over 60 booths can be viewed in the shade or inside buildings. For more information visit their website – www.holycrossretreat.org; and on Facebook. 

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