Saint Teresita of Cabora LbNA # 67453
|Owner||CW Sun Seeker|
|Placed Date||Apr 11 2014|
|Location||Clifton Cemetery, Cllifton, AZ|
|Last Update||Feb 5 2015|
Teresita Urrea was a well-known healer in Mexico, El Paso, TX, and Clifton/Morenci area in AZ. The title "Queen of the Yaquis," like her better known epithet, Saint of Cabora, was bestowed upon Teresita by her followers--she never took the title of "saint" upon herself. Indeed, she insisted, "I am only a woman. I am not a saint." She lived with controversy and calamity throughout her life; she was considered a heretic by the Catholic church and an Indian agitator and political rabbit-rouser by the government of Mexico at a time when both the United States and Mexico were oppressing and exterminating large numbers of Native people. At the height of Teresita's fame in Mexico, the number of pilgrims camping on her father's ranch hoping to see or touch her was reported to be between 5,000 and 10,000. At the turn of the century, after great upheavals and tragedies, she brought her healing work to the United States. She lived from 1873 – 1906.
Learn more about her here:
Make your way to the Clifton Cemetery on Ward Canyon road. From the first entrance to the cemetery, turn left and go to the end of the road. Straight ahead is a barbed-wire fence. At the fence and to the right is the beginning of a rock wall. From the marker for Joe Fritz walk 6 steps to a hole at the base of the wall. The pouch is tucked in behind smaller rocks.
Please be discreet, zip all bags and pouch closed and rehide well with the rocks.
If you walk five more steps to the grave with a black iron gate surrounding it, you will find where Teresita Urrea is buried.