Monday, December 12, 2011


Laurie Beth Zuckerman's photo of Guadalupe statue
in the courtyard outside El Santuario de Chimayo, New Mexico

Laurie Beth Zuckerman's photo of Guadalupe stained glass window
in the Guadalupe Church in Taos, New Mexico
Laurie Beth Zuckerman's photo of Guadalupe stained glass window
in the Guadalupe Church in Taos, New Mexico

Laurie Beth Zuckerman's photo of a folk art Guadalupe mosaic
in the prayer room inside El Santuario de Chimayo, New Mexico

Laurie Beth Zuckerman's photo of Guadalupe painting
in the Guadalupe Church in Taos, New Mexico

In honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe's feast day, today, December 12, Laurie Beth Zuckerman is posting these diverse Virgin of Guadalupe images from New Mexico. December 12 is also my birthday, and I am always so honored to share my birthday with the Guadalupe, although she is a lot older than me. She appeared in 1531, and I didn't appear until 1951!! And she is so much more famous and well-clothed.

The stained glass window and the brown and white painting are both from the Guadalupe church in Taos, while the other two images are from the historic pilgrimage site of El Santuario de Chimayo, north of Santa Fe, along the High Road leading to Taos.

This is Day 12 of "A Virgin a Day" hosted by Rebecca Brooks. To witness all the other wonderful contributions by artists around the country, log onto Rebecca Brooks site:

To read more about the world famous El Santuario:


Gayle said...

Happy Birthday......Have a great day!

carol l mckenna said...

Happy Birthday ~ all your photos are exquisite ~ look at the date She appeared ~ very similar to numbers of 1951 ~ you are blessed ~ dear one ~~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor)

peggy gatto said...

Happy Birthday!!!
Very special!!!!!!!

Lenora said...

Happy Birthday and may I thank you fro sharing your photos, they are quite glorious! Today the second one is on fire!

Spadoman said...

Since you voluntarily told us the year of your birth, I get a sense of satisfaction as I am not old enough to be your father, yet I envision myself as much older than all of you fair maidens on the blogrolls.
I love the Guadalupe photos presented here. I have been to that church in Taos as it is one of my stops often as I travel to New Mexico. You display it so well here.
Thanks for sharing your birthday with us. I hope you have a wonderful day and every day hereafter.

Much Peace

Dawn Elliott said...

Happy birthday! What an honor to share the day with Our Lady of Guadalupe's feast day! Your photos are brilliant..and from some of my favorite places. I finally made it to Chimayo last October for the first time and it was breathtaking. It's been wonderful to see your offerings.

rebecca said...

dear laurie,

how perfectly fitting that you and lupita share the same birthday! thank you for the honor of walking side by side in pure delight of all things sacred!

here is my birthday wish for day we will stand beside each other in san miguel where i will share all my favorite marys up close and personal!

happy birthday altarista!!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The stained glass window is glorious. I could bask in its light for hours, were I there. Alleluia!

moXieantiques said...

absolutely gorgeous.. and happy birthday.. how blessed you are to be born on this day! also... chimayo.. one of my favorite places on earth!

Priti Lisa said...

Your photographs are all your work is. And the Lady of Guadalupe is only slightly more famous...I admired your work for years...long before I realized you were she.
Happy, Happy Birthday♥

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Happy, happy birthday, Laurie. You share it with someone super special but in the spiritual world, age differentials don't matter a bit. What a treasure trove of NM art, and around-the-world art that you have. Thanks for sharing these 12 days.

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

Beautiful! Images taken not too far from where I live...
Thank you for all that you've shared-you've helped to make it a remarkable journey! Thank you for sharing your images and stories. I am blessed.

Noelle Clearwater said...

Stunningly beautiful images of Mary in this last post. Thank you so much for sharing them. I so appreciate having experienced your artwork on this blog for the past 12 days.
Blessings and peace,

rebecca said...

thank you dear friend,
i have posted my gratitude to you and all today at recuerda mi corazon.