Blessed Carlos Manuel Rodríguez Route
The route runs through 9 stops or areas where the life of Carlos Manel Rodríguez developed, the one and only Blessed of Puerto Rico. When touring it, you will learn his history, and know interesting details of his life and his miracle.
For information about tour guides, you can get in contact with the Tourism Office:
787-653-8833 exts. 2908, 2957.
The Tourism Office offers information about all you need to know during your visit to Caguas. General information, brochures, maps, schedules, events in the agenda, and recommendations can be found there.
Muñoz Rivera Street #20, Esq. Ruiz Belvis (1930-1931)
Residency in which he lived from 12 to 13 years of age. This is the place where the incident with the dog occurred, where he showed his valor and heroism.
Urb. Paradis Calle Corchado # 3 Esq. Lope Flores
This is the residence in which the Blessed’s sister, Sixta (Titai) Rodríguez, lived. She kept his shoes after his death. A woman who couldn’t walk once put on the shoes, and after a couple of months, she returned walking; because of this, many people bagan to visit her to try on the shoes.
Casa Rosada (1937-1954)
Residence in which he lived in since he was 19 until he was 36. The Sala Carlos Manuel Rodríguez; place where he evangelized and catechized family and friends.
Calle Betances # 41 (1954-1963)
Residence in which he lived since he was 36 years old until he was 44. Place where he lived during the last 9 years of his life. It was also the place where his wake was held.
Dulce Nombre de Jesús Cathedral
Here is where he would assist for daily mass. He was baptized on May 4th, 1919. His Confirmation was on March 12th, 1924. His burial was held on July 13th, 1963. His remains rest in the altarpiece “Retablo del Beato”. There are five relics in the museum “Museo del Beato”: pants, crucifix, shoes, bible, and Paschal candle.
Mass: Dulce Nombre de Jesús Cathedral
Saturdays at 12:10 pm in Beato Carlos Manuel Rodríguez’s honor.
It is officiated by the Fathers of the Cathedral.
Celebration of the Blessed
On May 4th, there is a mass in honor of Blessed Carlos Manuel Rodríguez. It is officiated by the the Bishop of the Caguas Diocese. For orientation about the schedule, you must call three days prior for confirmation.