Thursday, December 24, 2009

Statues at the Cathedral

There are some neat statues on the front grounds of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis in Santa Fe.

Here are some of my favorites:

Archbishop Jean-Baptiste Lamy, who presided over the Church at Santa Fe from 1850-1888, was beloved in the city, and who was responsible for the St. Francis of Assisi Church being built:

Archbishop Lamy looking out at the city he loved and pastored:

St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of the cathedral at Santa Fe:

Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, a Catholic American Indian who became known as the Lily of the Mohawks, the statue honors the Native American spirit:

St. Francis Dancing on the Water:

Don Diego de Vargas, governor of New Mexico from 1691-1697, and 1703-1704. He governed the state during a time of lasting peace, and is held in much respect by the people of Santa Fe:

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