Santa Fe, New Mexico: Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine
About Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Santa Fe:
The Santuario de Guadalupe in Santa Fe, built in 1777, is the oldest, still-standing shrine built in honor of Our Lady in the United States. Originally built as a church, it was constructed on a Latin Cross floor plan, with 3-foot thick adobe walls and a dirt-packed floor. As time went on a new church was constructed, but the shrine remains as it was.
There is a walking path featuring six tile mosaics by the artist Arlene Cisneros Sena, illustrating the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego. A new addition is a 12 foot statue of our Lady of Guadalupe.
There is also a prayer station at the statue of Saint Bernadette.
As you enter the sanctuary you will see a rose garden with flowers from the Holy Lands.
Traveling to Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Santa Fe:
Address: 417 Agua Fria Street Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
GPS coordinates: 35° 41′ 13.3476” N, 105° 56′ 43.6596” W
Tel: +1 (505) 983-8368
There is no official website for the chapel
Photo credits: blogger Terese Bergen