Mother Mary Cemented In: New Mexico Cemeteries Part 3

How does it get any better than this, brilliant beaming New Mexico skies, ravens chattering away, and the absolute perfection of the imperfection in the Ojo Caliente cemetery? This is my third blog post on New Mexico cemeteries, and there were a few new finds today, including multiple Mother Mary forms cemented into the hand-made headstones …

Mary and Jesus Made My Day: More New Mexico Cemeteries

Continuing the adventure joy of the last post here on Traveling Tintypes, Cosmic Caves, and Barefoot in the Bosque this was a single day filled with northern New Mexico's gloriously gaudy Catholic cemetery culture. And I say gaudy with great respect. The ability to layer different colors and textures in an explosive, wild, devotional manner is …

Cemeteries for Recovering Perfectionists: God I Love New Mexico

I must have had some very good lifetimes as a Latin Catholic. My ancestors were German Lutheran preachers, but somehow I have always been in love with Mary, Jesus, and Our Lady of Guadalupe. My German grandmother had a bust of Mother Mary that she would stroke with a vaseline covered rag everyday to honor her …