Friday, December 16, 2011

Santa Cruz, NM - Church

One of the earliest churches that my ancestors attended was the one at Santa Cruz de la Cañada, a bit north of Santa Fe. I took the photo in Sept 2006 for a gathering of Quintana's.

Anyone in the area should stop by just to see this beautiful altar screen. Tradition stands that most people were buried in the floor of the churches in colonial New Mexico. When I'm there I like to think that my ancestors were able to attend mass, get baptized, married and be buried all in the same place.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful! I've taken photos of the exterior of this church a couple of times, but haven't ever been able to go inside. Hopefully we'll get the opportunity. A few of Mark's ancestors are from this area as well.