Come with me to one of Arizona's sacred places.The gentle spirit of the place is evident even before you enter the misson.
Xaviar del Bac was built in the 1600's by Father Kino and the humble native people.
Built of adobe; (mud,sand, clay, water,sticks, straw, and/or manure)
and carved from wood in a barren desert those many years ago
Open the door.
Inside is a magnificent altar,old worn wooden pews,and breathtaking art.
There are close to 300 painted or sculpted angels, more than 100 images of saints and over a dozen representations of Mary.
Lady in Blue the Madonna Santa Maria
Our lady of Guadalupe.
Walls are very thick,built to insulate the inside from the desert heat.
Mass is still sung in native Yaqui language.
My pilgrimage to San Xavier del Bac was completed on this past weekend.
Listening to native voices singing....
in the late afternoon.