Sunday, February 21, 2010

First Sunday of Lent

In a state where Roman Catholicism is an important religion, we have visited many of the area churches. Since I missed posting something for Ash Wednesday, I want to include photos appropriate to the church calendar.  This beautiful mosaic is on the wall of the passageway at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, close to the Plaza. While attending the services, I and my husband were made to feel very welcome by both the clergy and parishioners. We have also noticed many other religious denominations and churches throughout the city.

This shrouded crucifix is in front of the Cathedral.  A definite reminder of Lent and the Passion of Christ.

Willa Cather

"The miracles of the church seem to me to rest not so much upon faces or voices or healing power coming suddenly near to us from afar off, but upon our perceptions being made finer, so that for a moment our eyes can see and our ears can hear what is there about us always." (Death Comes for the Archbishop, 1927)

10 comments:

  1. A heavenly posting on Sacred Sunday! I haven't seen a purple crucifix like that before!

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  2. deux visions très surprenantes du Christ, avec une préférence pour la mosaïque que je trouve très belle.

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  3. While I'm not religious, I must say this is a very fine, well-done mosaic!

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  4. My first experience with this most modern display in purple. Never saw anything quite like it before.

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  5. Great shots! The mosaic is gorgeous! I don't think I've ever seen a shroud quite like that one.

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  6. Hi Kate, it is a very interesting mosaic and the crucifix looks a kind of strange, I'd thought the tradition of cover with purple mantles the saints or crucifix of catholics churches was in disuse. Great post!

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  7. Well chosen and beautiful images, excellent and appropriate quote.

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  8. I too have some shots of the Cathedral I'll post soon. You and I are sharing some sort of synchronicity with our blog postings! :) Beautiful, Kate!

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  9. What an extraordinary colour! Well it sure gets noticed. Love the Willa Cather quote.

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