Wednesday, July 23, 2008


The statue arrived moments ago at the St. Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe to ringing bells and a Native American blessing from Lee Moquino of Santa Clara Pueblo. The statue traveled down Agua Fria Street to St Francis Drive and then along Alameda to the Cathedral.

Motorcycles officers led a procession that was made up of 13 City Police, State Police and Sheriff's Department vehicles - all with lights and sirens blaring and flashing. About 30 other cars followed the statue with horns blaring.

Parishioners at Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish were surprised when they were getting an update on the location of the statue and the procession passed the church. The commotion of the blaring sirens and the excitement of the passing statue drew several people from the church who took to the sidewalks running and quickly walking after the statue down Alameda toward the Cathedral. Others were waiting for the statue's arrival at the Guadalupe Parish where it is to be greeted by mariachis.

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