Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Photo: Altar of Scottsdale Old Adobe Mission

This is the altar of the Old Adobe Mission.  The original altar was a simple wooden altar.  The fancy altar here, featuring the Last Supper, was donated by All Saints Church in Tucson in 1950.

The Church was not used for services for many years, as there was no air conditioning until two years ago when the Mission was restored.

On the wall above the altar is a photograph of a statue that was once above the altar and that is now located in a nearby church.  The statue was a gift of the Dominguez family in honor of the safe return from World War II of their son-in-law, Raul Noriega.  To me, this symbolizes the patriotism and contributions of Mexican-Americans whose roots in Arizona are deeper than most of Arizona's current residents.

The photos the next two days will feature what for me is the highlight of the Mission.

This week we have photos of the elegant villas and gardens of the Borromean Islands in Lake Maggiore, Italy, posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.


Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

It certainly shows the importance of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexican culture that a statue of her would be above the altar rather than a crucifix.

Thérèse said...

So glad to have more details about this mission I saw while being in Scottsdale not long ago. The light is marvelous inside and amplifies the beauty of the stained glass.

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