Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sanctuario de Guadalupe


Images of this Lady appears everywhere in Santa Fe.  This particular statue stands in front of Santuario de Guadalupe and has frequent visitors, as you can see.  Constructed in Mexico, it has an interesting history. (I scheduled a few photos from my archive, and we're still driving, but will get to Santa Fe soon!)


Credit: THE JOURNEY
Catholics from Northern New Mexico made a journey from Mexico City with a 12 foot-tall, 4,000 pound statue of the Patron Saint of the Americas. The statue was placed in front of the Santuario de Guadalupe, the oldest church in the United States honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe. The journey to New Mexico followed the Camino Real, the historic route taken from Mexico City to the northern territory of New Mexico by early Spanish settlers.

The statue and the spiritual and physical journey were born out of controversial use of one of the most revered and important images in Hispanic culture. But that is not why the faithful pursued this project. Their pursuit was one of dedication, faith and discovery.

The statue is the work of reknown Mexican artist Georgina "Gogy" Farias who herself has a strong devotion to Guadalupe.

This website [listed above under "Journey"] will share photographs by photojournalist Joshua Trujillo and some of the stories from the group's journey north. You can click on a photo to see a larger version or to make a print for personal use. For publication contact the photographer.

12 comments:

  1. tres belle statue de marie, avec l'eglise et la neige, cela rend tres bien

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  2. so glad you've made it back to your beloved santa fe. have a great winter.

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  3. Very interesting statue and story. You're gonna love that new camera! I shoot mostly Nikons but have two Canons that are among my favorites!

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  4. Julie and I visited the Cathedral just outside Mexico City where the Lady of Guadalupe originated and is located. It was an amazing place.

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  5. She is a comforting vision for all to enjoy.

    Is that snow I see in the background? Have a safe journey!

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  6. She's very beautiful Kate.love the metal frame around her like a halo! Very interesting History too.

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  7. It is cool to see it designed in a way that the offerings can be placed there conveniently. Safe travels.

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  8. I look forward to seeing your photos and reading about your adventures in Santa Fe. :)

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  9. I remember when she was being held at the border and someone had to go down to rescue her and get her across the border.

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  10. I do love the lady Guadalupe. I drive by her on my way home from work.

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