Friday, June 24, 2011

Inside La Santisima Trinidad Church In Arroyo Seco, N.M.

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:

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.