October 27 1859
71 days after leaving France, pioneering Christian Brothers arrived in the Santa Fe in the Territory of New Mexico. Their ministry evolved into St. Michael’s High School and St. Michael’s College, which eventually was renamed the College of Santa Fe.
Bro. Angelus Gabriel (FSC), The Christian Brothers in the United States 1848-1948: A Century of Catholic Education (New York: Declan McMullen, 1948), pp. 473-477.