On our recent visit to the church we were fortunate to run into the caretaker,
Manuel, who graciously offered to show us the inside of the church.
This is the fourth and last post on La Santisima Trinidad Church:
La Santisima Trinidad Church In Arroyo Seco, N.M. from last year,
Please take a look at the earlier posts.
The paintings behind the alter were originally done using natural pigments
and have been restored in recent years.
They were important to early church goers,
who may not all have been able to read, in telling the story of Christianity.
The Virgin of Guadalupe and Juan Diego
are very important to Native Americans and Spanish speaking people
of the American southwest and Mexico.
Their image is seen throughout the area.
The timbers are locally referred to as vigas.
From the sacristy looking into the alter
it is possible to see how thick the adobe walls are.