For the first time, the Novena dedicated to the Holy Child of Atocha is available in English. Three local scholars and authors have worked together to produce the Novena in both English and Spanish. The bilingual booklet for the Novena to the Santo Niño de Atocha was first released before Christmas in 2008 by LPD Press. Father Thomas J. Steele, S.J., Dr. Charles M. Carrillo, and Felipe R. Mirabal have compiled, edited and translated the Novena. Christmas is the Santo Niño's birthday and the appropriate release date for the booklet. The booklet has the full Novena in Spanish and English. The compilation and translation work took five years to complete. The three authors did this project because of their love for the Santo Niño de Atocha. Carrillo's daughter is named for the Santo Niño. Carrillo and Steele have written many books on the religious traditions of New Mexico and all three have written many articles and have taught various religious subjects including at UNM.