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Sister Blandina Wellness Gardens Opens in Downtown Trinidad – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-07-18 12:51:09 –

Trinidad, Colorado — Mountain Carmel Wellness and Community Center We are pleased to announce that the main campus has been expanded to downtown Trinidad.

Opening Sunday, July 18, Sister Brandina Wellness Garden is a magnificent outdoor environment in the heart of Trinidad for health and wellness programs, spiritual reflection, family enjoyment, cultural celebrations and special events. I hope to bring you. According to the organizers, the community celebration is expected to attract more than 500 direct attendees and hundreds of online viewers.

Located on 225 N. Commercial Street, Gardens is a homage to Sister Brandina, who was sent alone to Trinidad via the Santa Fe Trail at the age of 22. She was a pioneer in education and founded School District 1, the first school district in Colorado. Sister Brandina has served the Trinidad community for nearly a decade in the late 1800s, is an advocate for children and oppressed people, and is currently being considered as a subject of canonization.

The opening festival begins with the masses, blessings and dedications of Bishop Stephen J. Berg of the Catholic Parish of Pueblo, Bishop Michael J. Sheridan of the Catholic Parish of Colorado Springs, and Archbishop of Bishop James R. .. Gorka, a Catholic parish in Colorado Springs.

Participants will experience a storytelling performance by acclaimed film producer Michael Fitzgerald, screenwriter and filmmaker Brendan Fitzgerald, and Sister Brandina’s founder of the canonization of Allen Sanchez. ..

The Colorado Springs Conservatory, along with actors Lindawise and Elena Soto, the founders of the Conservatory, will recreate her younger and older sister branding plays. Performed by the Mountains Carmel Wellness and Community Center Youth Orchestra and local performers Tom Lang, Chris Smith and Randy Welch. Las Animas County District 1 Commissioner Felix Lopez and Trinidad City Councilor and KCRT Radio Personality Eridebono will master the morning and evening event ceremonies, respectively.

Over an acre of garden grounds was once occupied by three buildings. In the spring of 2020, the Trinidad Construction Group began redevelopment of the area.

Guided by the vision of mountain founder Jay Cimino. Gardens, CEO of Carmel Wellness and Community Center and Phillong Enterprise, features waterfall features, gazebos for special events and performances, fire pits, pergolas for the upcoming food market, wellness walk courses, and 5 feet 4 inches. There is. A life-sized bronze statue of Sister Brandina designed by the famous Pueblo-born sculptor Fred Dalpino.

Soon, the garden will also have five fitness stations, a playground and a reflection pool. With over 9,000 flowers, the designed flower designs include pine and deciduous trees (blue spruce, hawthorn, pear, plum tree, etc.) as well as shrubs (spirea, barberry, grass, red roses, genia, koreu, petunia). , Salvia, Marigold.


WHO: Mountain Carmel Wellness and Community Center
what: Celebrating the grand opening of a new downtown location, expanding health and
Las Animas County Wellness Program
when: July 18th (Sun)

Event lineup:
• 9:30 am: Gate opens
• 10:00 am – 11:15 am: Mass, blessings, dedication.His Archbishop Bishop
Stephen J. Berg of the Catholic Parish of Pueblo, Emeritus Bishop Michael
J. Sheridan and Archbishop of the Catholic Parish of Colorado Springs
Bishop James R. Gorka of the Catholic Parish of Colorado Springs.
• 11:15 AM: Guest Speaker Jared Polis, Governor of Colorado, Mayor of Trinidad Phil
Rico, Sisters of Charity Historian, Sister Judith Mets, Jay Cimino,
Mountain Founder Carmel Wellness
• 11:30 am – 12:00 pm: Colorado Springs Conservatory, Theater Reproduction
Younger and older sister Brandina.Performer Linda Weise, Founder
Colorado Springs Conservatory, Elena Soto
• 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm: Mountain Carmel Wellness and Community Center Youth
Orchestra led by conductor Jacob Seakats
• 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Live music by Tom Lang
• 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm: Live music by Chris Smith and Randy Welch
• 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Free trolley tour of historic downtown Trinidad, noon,
Meet at the front door of the garden on Commercial Street
• 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Live Sister Brandina Story telling the acclaimed performance
Film producer Michael Fitzgerald, screenwriter Brendan Fitzgerald, Allen
Sanchez, the founder of the canonization of St. Brandina
• 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Live music by CappTon Reid Band
Location: 225 N. Commercial Street, Trinidad CO 81082; Closed from 6am on Commercials and Maine, Commercials and Elms. After 9am, the streets will be closed for commercials and churches, commercials and contests.
chairperson: Commissioner Felix Loopez, District 1, Las Animas County (9:30 am – 12:30 pm)
City council member and KCRT radio personality Eli De Bono (6:00 pm – 9:00 pm)
How: Register online at or call 719.575.7463 to register. Livestreaming on Trinidad Local Comcast channel 71 and YouTube channel Trinidad Times TV 71. Sister Brandina Wellness Garden is run by the mountains. Carmel Wellness and Community Center. The Gardens office is 127N in Colorado Springs, Monday through Friday, from 9am to 12pm. Located in the Champions Building on Commercial Street. The media is invited to participate. Interviews are available on request.

About MT.Carmel Wellness and Community Center
Founded in 2010, the Carmel Wellness and Community Center’s mission is to nurture the mind, body and spirit of the local Trinidad community and to Las Animas in the top 50% of counties that will achieve the best health and wellness in Colorado by 2030. To raise the ranking of the county.

From April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021, Carmel partnered with Salud Family Health to provide community members with more than 10,000 healthcare visits and participated in more than 6,100 health and wellness programs.

Mountain Carmel Wellness and Community Center is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization in southern Colorado.
With resources that provide wellness programming and event space to promote health
The happiness of the Trinidad community.

Mountain Carmel’s main campus is located on 911 Robinson Avenue in Trinidad, Colorado.

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