From the Sanctuary of Chamayo, a holy place that draws over 300,000 pilgrims annually. Very moving place.
Several years ago we briefly visited the colorful village of Lunenberg, Nova Scotia. Charming and quirky, here are a few images from our time there – just in time for Halloween.
Behind the monstrance (used to hold the Blessed Sacrament during Adoration) is a sculpture of St. Francis helping Christ down from the cross. I don’t know the artist that created this work but it is based on a painting by Bartolome Murillo in 1668. The broadest interpretation would be that St. Francis was seen by many as turning away from earthly things and embracing the suffering Christ. Who do we know that is suffering that could use a call, a card or a tender touch.