The five person team that went to El Paso has the statue of Nuesta Señora de Guadalupe and is headed to Santa Fe.
"We just passed Las Cruces," said Deacon Anthony Trujillo.
The 4,000 pound plus package was placed on a flatbed with a pair of forklifts at the warehouse in El Paso.
The statue will stop in Rio Rancho at St. Thomas Aquinas and at La Bajada rest stop where it will be met by church members. It will then continue to the Cathedral in downtown Santa Fe for a blessing.
And if all goes as planned a Mass is scheduled at Our Lady of Guadalupe parish on Agua Fria this evening - about 6:00 - when the statue is expected to arrive.
Here is a story about the statue in the Santa Fe New Mexican
And here is one in the Journal North (account required)