January 2016 - Lake Chapala Mexico
This beautiful Renaissance-style church was built in the 16th Century through the work of the Franciscans. It guards the tomb of Fray Miguel de Bolonia, evangelist from the time of the Conquest who died in July 14, 1580.
The Patron Saint of Chapala is Saint Francis of Assisi, and between the end of September and the first days of October, festivities in his honor begin with a novena, ending October 4th.
What a beautiful church!ReplyDelete
such beautiful art workReplyDelete
what do they call that kind of casting? it is brown ... like chocolate? i wonder? neat-O!! not something i have seen. i have seen like a bronzes color. ( :ReplyDelete
Who was that laying there with her hands folded? A saint? Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Every church in Mexico has a "saint" encased in glass. I have tried to find out more but haven't got anywhere.Delete