Sunday, January 8, 2012

El Sanctuario de Chimayo



An important church close to Santa Fe is El Sanctuario de Chimayo, a place revered by many New Mexicans. El Santuario de Chimayo is a tiny shrine that is built on the site of what many believe to be a miracle associated with the crucifix of "Nuestro Señor de Esquipulas" (Our Lord of Esquipulas). El Santuario de Chimayo is also the site of "el pocito" the small pit of Holy Dirt which many people attribute as possessing remarkable curative powers. To learn more about this place, go here.

As you can see, the church and courtyard is still decorated for the holidays with a Christmas wreath and firolitos.  I couldn't decide whether I liked the photo in B&W or color so I posted both versions.

14 comments:

  1. It is a beautiful place. The top photo almost looks like you found it in an old history book.

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  2. This is interesting and very beautiful. I like both pictures too. The one in color looks like it was warm outside when you took it.

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  3. The sky is beautiful, but I prefer the black and white... a lovely scene

    Enjoy your time in SF

    Bises
    Genie

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  4. I like the luminaries! That's an old building, right.

    My fave is the color!

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  5. Love these shots! Why don't you come enter it in my Weekly Top Shot meme? We're on Week #11 and I'd love to see you share with me! Here's this weeks' link: http://www.theviewfromrighthere.com/blog/?p=5812

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  6. Thanks for this post! I love seeing Chimayo again -- it's been too long. I think I'm partial to the color post since the Christmas wreath's colors pop so nicely. I'll bet it's pretty with the luminarias lit.

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  7. I think I like the B&W version. Seems very fitting. I love being in SF with you!

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  8. Kate, you would go bonkers at all the varieties of golf cars in The Villages...many of them go for $30K or more!

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  9. Interesting how different the shrine looks in monochrome from the colour version.

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  10. I love this church and still have my chimayo dirt saved away in a special place in my house.

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  11. This is lovely, Kate! I'm a big fan of adobe.

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  12. I do love the Santuario.... such a peaceful place. Sad to hear Leona's has closed down. Did you have a chance to speak w/ Father Roca?

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  13. My! How nice the Church and grounds look today. My last visit was in 1979. Thanks for sharing!

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