Monday, January 16, 2017

Dinner and movie

We had dinner in Pioneer Square and are now watching "Silence" in a comfy recliner theater. (?!)

Thursday, January 12, 2017

At the Museum

After the last keynote I went to the New Mexico History Museum, which has a collection of retablos, and an enormous battle scene on deerhide. It is like the Bayeux Tapestry of the Southwest. They also have conquistador gear with engraved images of the Virgin and Child.  Oh yes, and they also had D. H. Lawrence's luggage tag. (?!)

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

At Morning Prayer

I forgot to post my picture from this morning. Look who read at Morning Prayer!

On the way home

View out the window into road runner country.

James in jeans


Miracle cross

The main chapel at Chimayò is dedicated to a crucifix which was found on this spot. People take blessed dirt from the place where the cross was unearthed.

Baby shoes

Santo Niño de Atocha is shown as a little pilgrim. He walks so much that he wears out his shoes, so people bring baby shoes as an offering. The walls are covered with them. Most of them have a child's name written on them.

In ChimayĆ²

The Cathedral Ministry Conference always includes an excursion. This year, we visited Chimayò, a complex of chapels and devotions about 40 minutes from Santa Fe. There is a huge devotion to Santo Niño de Atocha here.

The place for Laughlins

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

La Conquistadora, up close

They brought the image of La Conquistadora down to the sanctuary for tonight's Mass!