Novena to the Santo Nino de Atocha
by Charles M. Carrillo, Thomas J. Steele, and Felipe R. Mirabal
48 pages, 2 illustrations Bilingual (English & Spanish)
$7.50 softcover (ISBN 978-1-890689-34-6)
For the first time, the Novena dedicated to the Holy Child of Atocha is available in English. Three local scholars and authors have worked together to produce the Novena in both English and Spanish. The bilingual booklet for the Novena to the Santo Niño de Atocha was released before Christmas by LPD Press.
Father Thomas J. Steele, S.J., Dr. Charles M. Carrillo, and Felipe R. Mirabal have compiled, edited and translated the Novena. Christmas is the Santo Niño's birthday and the appropriate release date for the booklet. The booklet has the full Novena in Spanish and English.
The compilation and translation work took five years to complete. The three authors did this project because of their love for the Santo Niño de Atocha. Carrillo's daughter is named for the Santo Niño. Carrillo and Steele have written many books on the religious traditions of New Mexico and all three have written many articles and have taught various religious subjects including at UNM.
One area retailer said they had a Spanish version of the Novena but they have 15 people a day asking for an English version.