“Taos Pueblo – St. Jerome Church”

I recently returned from a “Road Trip” with my sister.  We went to Santa Fe and Taos and loved the sense of land, sense of architecture and sense of Spirit and sense of culture.  New Mexico is truly the Land of Enchantment.  Next my next photography blog will include additional images from our trip.  Enjoy! 

“The present San Geronimo, or St. Jerome, Chapel was completed in 1850 to replace the original church which was destroyed in the War with Mexico by the U.S. Army in 1847. That church, the ruins still evident on the west side of the village, was first built in 1619. It was then destroyed in the Spanish Revolt of 1680 but soon rebuilt on the same site. St. Jerome is the patron saint of Taos Pueblo.
The Pueblo Indians are about 90% Catholic. Catholicism is practiced along with the ancient Indian religious rites which are an important part of Taos Pueblo life. The Pueblo religion is very complex; however, there is no conflict with the Catholic church, as evidenced by the prominent presence of both church and kiva in the village.”   ~~~   adapted from the Taos Pueblo website

 

2 Comments

  1. I really love this Veronika , I always love old churches and the crosses. Your photography truly expresses the depth and spirit of this area and the church.. Love it.

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