"After I saw the need for priests, I realized: I'm willing to do that, if God wants to send me."
Early settlers to this area were cattle and sheep men. Thousands of cattle grazed about the locality.
Clergy visit to say Mass and afterwards serve meals, under the guidance of the nuns who run the home.
Situated close to an old sacred Navaho ceremonial spring in a sea of gray-green sage against a background of masses of tawny, orange-red sandstone cliffs which buttress the soaring pine-clad heights of the Lukachukai Mountains is located the picturesque Saint Isabel Navaho Mission.
From the beginning, the Friars visited the People in their hogans and sheep camps, as well as at sheep dips, ceremonies, rodeos, and other gatherings. Sometimes they walked; other times they rode horseback or traveled in wagons or buggies before they had access to a car.