Last night with Rt 66 - at historic Tucumcari,"Gateway to New Mexico and U.S. Route 66 West,"
|Entering New Mexico|
|The view ahead|
The scenery along the way was glorious. I ventured taking pictures with my recently acquired cell phone -- no, not a smart one! It did take good pictures! God bless the camera!
|Loretto Chapel, Santa Fe, New Mexico|
|Sr. Catherine and Sr. Mary Karen'|
at the foot of the staircase.
When we found the chapel, we also found the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis (pictures). It's history, architecture and significance are captured well in Wikipedia. No Franciscan would be able to resist taking a peek at that as well. I have no picture to prove we were there due to sunlight glare and consequent inability to see exactly what view I was getting. The "pray" part of the "point and pray" method for taking pictures in the sun did not work!
I do however have a picture of "St. Francis Preaching to the Birds" in the Cathedral garden. The quotation on the plaque begins with “My brother and sister birds, you should praise your Creator and always love him."
Fitting words, I believe, for all of us to take to heart. Sr. Mary Karen and I certainly had many, many things to praise our Creator for as we left this lovely garden and headed for Albuquerque!