Sunday, March 14, 2010

As We Approach Easter...

On Sunday, March 7 Jim and I attended the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis Assisi for the express purpose of seeing the blessing by Reverend Monsignor Jerome Martinez y Alíre of three  lifesize Stations of the Cross at the 10 o'clock mass.

"For the next 25 years, Santa Feans and
visitors will be blessed with a unique religious and artistic gift – 14 life‐size Stations of the Cross, providedby an anonymous donor.These bronze, life size Stations were sculpted by world‐renowned artist, Mr. Gib Singleton and were donated (on a 25 year loan) to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. The Stations will be installed in the Lamy Gardens next to the Cathedral Basilica Parish Offices in August of  this year."

Mr. Singleton is shown above:  "Born in Kennett, Missouri, Mr. Singleton resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is considered a modern master in the tradition of Rodin and Donatello, and his work has often been
compared to that of Giacometti’s. Singleton is perhaps the only artist ever to be represented simultaneously in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Cowboy Hall of Fame, the Vatican Museum and the State of Israel (whose large collection of his art was a bequest of Prime Minister Golda Meir)." 
(Read More by checking the link-Information is taken from this Archdiocese Press Release).


  1. Passion play with the camera!

  2. This does have a Rodin-like quality to it. Thanks for educating us about this.

  3. Mr. Singleton sounds like a singular artist of renown. And so versatile and ecumenical. I can't decide if he's Catholic or Jewish. Or both? Nah. He appears to be of the Cowboy faith. ;-)

    I'd love to know what pieces reside in the State of Israel.

  4. Hi Kate - Re your question Cedar Key DP - I really don't know what the Beach Front would depend on the season. We've never stayed at this particular motel, but friends of ours have and liked's on a corner with water on two sides.

    I don't think it's as expensive as some of the other places in town...I'd guess less that $100 per night...but you could always call and find out or they might have a website...

    Hope you have a great Sunday!

  5. I'll have to take my mom to see this when she visits for Easter. Nice shots and story, thanks Kate.

  6. This is a beautiful work of art, expressive but intelligible. Dave is right about the Rodin-like quality of the sculpture of Mr. Singleton.

  7. Hi again, in answer to your truck question. I think its a always needed to transport firewood for snow days like today thing. I think we are more of a Subaru city, I have never noticed so many of them. Kind of like a Stepford Wives thing.


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