‘Santa Fe’ is a Spanish phrase translated as ‘holy faith’ in English. The city’s full legal name is La Villa Real de la Santa Fe de San Francisco de Asís. St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment, is also remembered for his “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace…” prayer. Santa Fe is the Holy Faith City of Peace. Nonviolent Santa Fe is our founding heritage and identity.