Good Shepherd Mission

1 Kit Carson Drive Fort Defiance, Arizona 86504

Good Shepherd Mission sits on the Colorado Plateau in the high desert of Northern New Mexico, in the Four Corners area of the Navajo Nation. We were initiated as a medical mission in the 1880's with the first hospital to the Navajo. Today, we have 50 acres with beautiful buildings, a large organic/permaculture garden, and a historic church. We offer regular church services, retreats and mission group lodging, many social services and the Hummingbird Cafe, featuring Tribal Grounds Coffee. 

Our beautiful chapel was built in 1955, designed by Sante Fe architect John Gaw Meem. It has the characteristic high ceiling with vigas, stucco walls, and Navajo weavings. We hold Morning Prayer Tuesday through Friday at 9 a.m. and the church is usually open during the day for private devotion. We invite you to enter, receiving the blessing of holy water and light a candle at the votive stand. Peace to you, our guest.

 

 

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