Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

We are now in Santa Fe, New Mexico - the center of heritage and culture of the Southwest. Here, no house can be over two stories, and no building can be over six stories. The majority of architecture is in pueblo style. You should see the Wal-Mart! People really get into this theme. If you see a house like ours, it sticks out like a sore thumb.

We got up Sunday morning and went to church at the Cathedral. It's located in a beautiful plaza in Old Town Santa Fe, located between the Palace of Governors and the Loretto Chapel.

Baptismal Font- located in the center aisle of the church, midway between the front door and the altar.

These doors lead from the vestibule to inside the church.

Main altar. At the consecration, there were 12 chalices of wine across the front of the altar.

St. Francis of Assisi cross, located high atop the arch.

If you double click to enlarge this picture, the banner will say:
Love One Another Constantly

When the organ plays low notes, you can feel the reverberation as you touch the wooden pews.

This stained glass piece must be 20-25 feet in diameter - in the choir loft.

There are eight of these tall stained glass windows - 5 feet wide by 15 feet tall.

One of the Stations of the Cross.

Our Lady of Guadalupe made of tile on the outside walls of one of the church buildings.

The entrance to the church. Stained glass above door is the choir loft.

Church left side.

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