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    We Work For Our Community

    St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School has provided love, support and hope for a better life to the Navajo (Diné) through the generosity of all those who have shared their prayers, resources or time.

    Together, we complete a 'Circle of Love' that bears witness to God's constant love and represents a future that offers great promise.



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    St. Bonaventure Indian Mission and School is located in Thoreau, NM, a rural area on the southeastern edge of the Navajo Nation. Thoreau sits at an altitude of about 7,200 feet, five miles east of the continental divide and about 110 miles west of Albuquerque between Grants and Gallup. More than 80 percent of Thoreau's population of nearly 4,500 is Native American.The Navajo Nation covers an area of 27,000 square miles in three southwestern states (New Mexico, Arizona and Utah) and is three times larger than the state of Vermont. The eastern portion of the Navajo Nation is located in the vast, arid, high desert region of northwestern New Mexico.

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    St. Bonaventure Indian School is a private, Catholic school located at the southeastern edge of the Navajo Nation in Thoreau, NM. The school is one of the ministries of St. Bonaventure Indian Mission which serves the Diné of the area.

    The school enrolls approximately 200+ students annually from preschool through grade eight, more than 90 percent of whom live at, near or below the poverty level.


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Affordable Housing


The need for adequate, safe housing for residents of the Eastern Navajo Nation is immense.

St. Bonaventure Mission is deeply committed to increasing the affordable housing options for the Dine.


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Water Delivery


Water is an extremely limited and precious resource in the dry and nearly barren environment of the Eastern Navajo Nation.

It is also a constant concern for forty percent of Navajo households who rely on water hauling to meet their daily water needs for drinking, cooking, bathing and cleaning.


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Thrift Store


The Mission Thrift Store provides quality new and used clothing, blankets and household items to thousands of individuals and families at nominal prices and for free to those in greatest need.

Most of these items are donated by Mission supporters from across the country. Your donations are a vital source of support.


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St. Bonaventure Indian School is a private, Catholic school located at the southeastern edge of the Navajo Nation in Thoreau, NM. The school is one of the ministries of St. Bonaventure Indian Mission which serves the Diné of the area.

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25 Navarre Blvd W , Thoreau, NM 87323, 87323

505-862-7675