Sunday, March 6, 2016

San Francisco de Asis Church ~ Rancho de Taos

Make time for quiet moments,
as God whispers
and the world is loud.
~ Author Unknown

Our greatest gift 
is the thunder of Silence.
~Joel Goldsmith

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.
~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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.
~Author Unknown

blessings and light!


Rick Forrestal said...

Probably the most photographed church in the west.
Your views are wonderful. Nicely done.

Don't you just love adobe?

Davide Marrollo - Segnifotografici said...

Great shots for a wonderful place!!!

donna baker said...

I know you enjoyed it with your Mom and Sis. There really isn't anywhere else like it.

Loree said...

What an interesting building. I assume it is in the traditional style of New Mexico.