Loretto: The Sisters and Their Santa Fe Chapel

Loretto: The Sisters and Their Santa Fe Chapel

by Mary J. Straw Cook


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The Loretto Chapel has long been a destination for travelers to New Mexico and an architectural wonder. The story of the Sisters of Loretto's mission in Santa Fe and their Gothic-Revival chapel with its miraculous, gravity-defying staircase—built by a mysterious carpenter who answered their prayers—are important chapters in Santa Fe history in the late nineteenth century. The author uncovers another potential builder of the miracle staircase and colorfully paints the period of Bishop Lamy and the Lorettine Sisters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780890133989
Publisher: Museum of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 05/14/2002
Edition description: REV
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 581,857
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Mary J. Straw Cook is a classical concert musician and historian living in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is a founder of the Friends of the Palace of the Governors.

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