View the Vigil itinerary, learn the history, understand the purpose.

What's near the Trinity Site, and how to get to the Vigil

3-day weather outlook and reminders for a happy visit.

Lodging options and locations near the Trinity Site.

About the Banner Image

Blessed Mary Holding Baby Jesus

On July 16, 1251, Mary, the mother of Jesus, is said to have appeared to the Carmelite St. Simon Stock and given him—as a symbol of God’s protection against evil unto eternal life—a brown scapular. In 1726, Pope Benedict XIII formally designated July 16 the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel for the universal Catholic Church.

The first atomic bomb—blasphemously code-named Trinity—was detonated on July 16, 1945, the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.

Crucified Jesus in the Mushroom Cloud

Every child in the womb, every farm, every lake, every person, every person’s loved ones and offspring for untold generations is now living downwind from the mushroom cloud. Jesus’ teaching that all who take up the sword will perish by the sword has never been so acutely and universally manifest and applicable in the entire history of humanity.

When the Father of the atomic bomb, Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, experienced the blast of the first atomic inferno, the unexpected and unnerving thought that came to him was a sentence from the BHAGAVAD GITA: Now I have become death, the destroyer of worlds.