Museum of New Mexico Press



The Sisters and Their Santa Fe Chapel

Mary Jean Straw Cook, Author

The Loretto Chapel has long been a destination for travelers to New Mexico as well as 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.


"Complete with vibrant photographs, this is a charming narrative of the Loretto Chapel and the history of the Sisters of Loretto in Santa Fe."
-Southwestern Mission Research Center Revista

Trim: 10" x 7"

Pages: 160

Illustrations: 10 color and 30 black-and-white photographs

Folklore/Folk Arts




Paperback $22.50