July 31, 1954, wedding of Carasiolo Maestas and Alice López. Padrinos Joe and Pita Montoya. Padre Casemiro Roca, S.F. is the celebrant who was first assigned at Santa Cruz before his long tenure as pastor at Chimayó.
Pedro Roca, S.F.Beatified with 19 Martyrs of the Sons of the Holy Family
Thousands of priests, nuns, and faithful Catholics were martyred during the Spanish Civil War
(1936-1939). Among them were twenty Sons of the Holy Family, the religious congregation which
serves at Santa Cruz de la Cañada Parish, and the Holy Family Parish which includes the Santuario de Chimayó.
In the 1950’s, Father Casimiro Roca, S.F., left his religious community of Santa Cruz de la Cañada to start a new parish nearby for families and missions of the Chimayó Valley. Ever since then, the life of Fr. Casimiro Roca has been linked to the Santuario de Chimayó.
One of his brothers, Pedro Roca, S.F., is part of the group of 19 martyrs (18 religious and layman
Sebastián Llorens), who shared the spirituality and mission of the Sons of the Holy Family and were beatified on October 27, 2013.