Sunday, June 04, 2017

La Morada

The newly mudded Morada de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe

Looking back at the path of the cross from the fourteenth station 

La Morada de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe is the mother ship of northern New Mexico’s and southern Colorado’s eighty plus moradas or lay chapels. They were built by the faithful when the Catholic church failed to provide churches and priests to their mixed breed flock in the campo. What grew in their stead in the early 19th century was a conservative brand of Catholicism that featured bloody acts of penance. There are thought to be about twelve active tribunals in northern New Mexico. 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the beauty of this place.

Anonymous said...

¡Muy bien, este compositión, amigo! Muy interesante. ! ¿Donde está?

Steve Immel said...

Gracias por sus cumplidos. Es muy amable. Estoy en Taos ahora. ¿Y usted?

Daryl Black said...

These are extremely rich photographs in texture and story. Thank you for posting them, Steve. Is this a new project? Regardless, I look forward to more images and history.

Steve Immel said...

Daryl. Not really but I am fond of the morada and revisited it twice last week. I suppose they fit in the series "Divine Light" but don't know whether these measure up to the images already in the category.