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Blessed Carlos Manuel Trail

Blessed Carlos Manuel Trail

Blessed Carlos Manuel is the first and only Blessed of Puerto Rico. 

The trail consists of 9 stops where the life of Carlos Manuel Rodríguez developed. When touring it, you will learn about his history, and know interesting details of his life and miracle.
 

For information about tour guides, please contact with the Tourism Office: 787-653-8833 exts. 2908, 2957

Tourism Office

The Tourism Office offers all the information you need to know during your visit to Caguas. General information, brochures, maps, schedules, events, and recommendations can be found there. 

GPS: 18.235336, -66.035653

Muñoz Rivera Street #20, Esq. Ruiz Belvis (1930-1931)

Residence in which he lived from his 12 to 13 years of age. This is the place where the incident with the dog occurred, where he showed his valor and heroism. 

GPS: 18.235331, -66.035720

Muñoz Rivera Street # 4 (1931-1932)

 

Residence in which he lived from his 13 to 14 years of age. The facade of this structure remains in its original state.

 

GPS: 18.236269, -66.035289

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 could not walk once put on the shoes, and after a couple of months, she returned walking. This is the reason why, many people began to visit her to try on the shoes.

 

GPS: 18.237268, -66.033500

Casa Rosada (1937-1954)

 

Residence in which he lived the longest time. Since he was 19 until he was 36 years old. At the Carlos Manuel Rodríguez Hall, located on the second floor, he evangelized and catechized family and friends. 

Notre Dame Catholic School (1924-1932) 

Where Blessed Carlos Manuel studied from grade 1st to 8th grade. 

GPS: 18.235071, -66.033635

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. 

 

GPS: 18.233518, -66.033590

Calle Betances # 51 2do nivel (1932-1935) 

Residence in which he lived since he was 14 years old until he was 17. Residence in its original state. 

GPS: 18.233769, -66.034089

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.

Web: CatedralDeCaguas.org

Phone: 787-743-4311

GPS: 18.234405, -66.034523

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