Inspiration

On the Road to Chimayo

March 29th, 2013 at 10:09 am by under Face of Fox

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One of the biggest pilgrimages in the United States, the Pilgrimage to Sanctuario de Chimayo is at its pinnacle today. With thousands people walking on foot for sometimes over 100′s of miles, it is truly a challenge for mind, body, and spirit.

I traveled the path (in a car), the “High Road to Taos” that so many people journey every year, to find out why people take on this challenge and what keeps them going. The perspective I gained from talking to the “pilgrims” has definitely help shape my definition of persistence and faith. I met some great friends along the way all with amazing stories.

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These folks, Seth and Sandy, have been walking from Sky City for over 6 days. Just so you know that’s approx 145 miles. When I asked them what kept them going, their response was, “The prayers of my people”.

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And off they went on their journey.

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When I got to the church in Chimayo, I was amazed at the sense of history felt throughout the grounds. To know that something has been there since the 1800′s if not before, in the middle of this beautiful landscape, made me feel like I was witnessing history. Such a great experience.

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An artist was doing a live painting of the church, right in time for Easter.

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I also got to meet the priest inside of the sanctuary who educated me on the history of the church.

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When I left the Church their were many more people walking on the road, all making the grand journey to Chimayo.

Safe journeys to all those making the pilgrimage today and thank you to all the people I met along the way.

For more information on Sanctuario de Chimayo visit their website: http://www.elsantuariodechimayo.us/

 


Face of Fox is a ‘Dream Come True’

October 9th, 2012 at 1:51 pm by under Face of Fox

Hello everyone! This is Michael Newman and this my first official post as the new Face of Fox. First of all, Id like to say that it has been a long, tough process to get to this point but I must say I am so happy to be here.  I’ve met so many sooo many talented and truly beautiful people in this competition, especially in the Top 5. I know that any one of them would be awesome at this job, and that makes me ever more grateful for being chosen for this amazing opportunity. When I say this is a DREAM COME TRUE, I really mean it. The picture posted below is a Dream Board that I made 6 months ago. I had no idea how it was going to happen, all I knew was what I wanted to happen in my life.

As you can see a TV hosting job and living in a new place were two goals I had.  Amazingly, by following my intuition and moving to the Land of Enchantment and this job coming to fruition, it literally made my two biggest dreams come true at once. It was then that I realized that no one could ever tell me something is impossible. Even if it is as irrational as moving across the country, with no job, based on an intuitive hunch. And I say this not to brag of my own story, but to encourage others to follow their dreams despite the obstacles and ‘nay-sayers’ who say its impossible.

With that being said, I just want to set a precedent with my first post by saying; It is an honor and a privilege for me to be in this position and I promise to put my blood, sweat, and tears into this job. Not for me, but for YOU.  So please come along for the ride with me and BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION! If there is something awesome going on in town, Message me, email, call the station, anything because I want to be there to cover it.

As for now, my first assignment is covering the Balloon Fiesta all this week. So be sure to tune into New Mexico Style every morning at 8AM and you can see me reporting LIVE with Nikki and Kristen on 2KASA Fox!

Stay tuned for pictures of Balloon Fiesta….