Biography of Padre Antonio Jose Martinez, 1993.
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Padre Antonio Jose Martinez began serving the Taos parish in 1826. He published what is believed to be the first newspaper west of the Mississippi: El Crepsculo in 1835, and was a leader in the early territorial assemblies of New Mexico. From the description of Biography of Padre Antonio Jose Martinez Cura=Pastor of Parish of Taos, N. Mex., A.D. 1877 / by Santiago Valdez. Modern translation by Rev. Juan Romero, 1993. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80504457 From the descripti...
Antonio José Martínez was born in Abiquiu, N.M. in 1793. His family moved to Taos in 1804. Upon completion of his studies at the seminary in Durango, Mexico he returned to N.M., first to Tomé, then Abiquiu and finally Taos. Martínez, with others was responsible for bringing the first printing press to Santa Fe in 1834. The first printing press was primarily used to advance political, ecclesiastical, and educational agendas. Martínez is recognized as a champion of the common folk, a pastoral...
Fray Mariano Payeras held the position of Padre Presidente of the California missions from July, 1815-April 1820. From the description of California missions report, 1820 Feb. 22. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 758678979 Franciscan describes all those men and women of the Franciscan first, second, and third (regular and secular) orders. Members of the first order include Friars Minor, Friars Minor Conventual, and Friars Minor Capuchin. All three br...