Saturday In Santa Fe:) Colors, Culture and Catholic Churches

21 May

“Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future.” ― Albert Camus


We spent the entire day in and around the plaza in Santa Fe. The bright and vibrant colors in the markets were contrasted by the soft reverent hues of dimly lit churches.

A very talented artist, Julie Salazar, had a magnificent display of colorful paintings and photographs, with interesting textures and themes.

The San Miguel Mission is a lovely old church with a fascinating history. San Miguel Mission, also known as San Miguel Chapel, is a Spanish colonial mission church in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Built between approximately 1610 and 1626, it is the oldest known church in the United States.

I knelt, said a prayer, and lit a candle, and I could almost feel the millions of prayers and petitions that had been said before me. Simple walls, statues, and icons, but built and crafted with love and devotion.

Another great day in Santa Fe.

3 Responses to “Saturday In Santa Fe:) Colors, Culture and Catholic Churches”

  1. Brenda Davis Harsham May 21, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

    Amen to that quote by Malraux! Lots of beauty here. Love it all.

  2. karenlthomason May 21, 2017 at 12:40 pm #

    Love love love everything in New Mexico regarding their history and culture. Sanctuario de Chimayo has a profound effect on me. The last time I was there, the priest placed his hands on my face and said a prayer. That feeling of peace remains today💜

  3. paulettemotzko May 22, 2017 at 8:36 pm #

    I have to go to Sante Fe!

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