Road Trip - Cathedral of St. Francis in Santa Fe

Day two of our trip to Cedar City, Utah!  It was a windy, windy day in Santa Fe and the skies were smoky from nearby grass fires.  The weather was cool, though, a nice change from yesterday's 108 degrees. Our favorite stop in Santa Fe was easily the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi.  Constructed in 1869, the cathedral lies just off of Santa Fe's historic plaza. 

The gates to the sanctuary:


We took a little detour into a chapel adjacent to the main worship space.  There was a beautiful representation of St. Anthony of Padua.  Walker and Jack lit a candle for Charlie's good health and full recovery. We're not Catholic, but with Charlie's upcoming surgery, we're appealing to God in all of his forms.

In the basilica's courtyard we found this inspiring sculpture of St. Francis.

Charlie was a gem and enjoyed his stroller tour of Santa Fe!