Make time for quiet moments,
as God whispers
and the world is loud.
~ Author Unknown
Our greatest gift
is the thunder of Silence.
San Francisco de Asis Church
Rancho de Taos, New Mexico
foundation, late 1700s
This place was at the top of my list to experience on our trip to New Mexico, in December. I can see why Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams were so so inspired. I don't know if it was the day or the season ... but it was so quiet and peaceful.
Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and
know that everything in this life has a purpose.
Every year, in June, volunteers and parishioners re-plaster or "re-mud" the church, in the traditional way.
Let me silent be,
For silence is the speech of love,
The music of the spheres above.
~Richard Henry Stoddard
The sweet gift shop ...
And a wonderful old structure next to it ...
The offices and other rooms used by the church.
Painting on another little neighboring building ...
Last lovely views ...
I mentioned the traditional "mudding" of the building, and this explains it a bit.
The sign said "no photos," which was kind of a bummer because it was so beautiful and simple inside, but sweetly decorated for Christmas. This video however shows the inside, and by the wreathes they had up it was perhaps spring or summer. Anyway, you can see the inside at 1:40.
To read more about the San Francisco de Asis Mission Church, click here.
When all the noise is gone
there is only God.
blessings and light!