The crowded parking lot of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Santa Fe during the dedication Mass.
Mass for the dedication
Santa Fe Fiesta royalty
People watch the Mass.
Knights of Columbus
People sit atop the hill to get a vantage point of the Mass.
People listen to the dedication Mass.
The crowd included dignitaries, and members of the Fiesta royalty.
The image of Our Lady was worn by many in attendance.
The Santuario, in the background, during Mass.
The commemorative poster
Archbishop Michael Sheehan blesses the sacraments during the Mass.
Umbrellas come out during a brief thunderstorm.
Red shoes on the commemorative bricks.
An Aztec dancer
An Aztec dancer blows his horn.
The traveling version of La Conquistadora
The artist "Gogy" Farías walks to the altar to be honored.
Maquettes are presented
Rain comes down
The sun comes out
The Aztec dancers lead the procession.
Girls throw rose petals for the procession.
The crowd heads to the top of the hill for the blessing.
The tarp is readied for removal.
The officials gather around the statue.
People ready for the unveiling.
The statue is unveiled.
The huge crowd gazes upon their new statue.
Rose petals are tossed in the air.
Incense to the statue
More rose petals
And more rose petals
The Archbishop and Monsignor Jerome Martinez y Alire bless the crowd.
A woman prays.
People place their hands upon the statue.
More hands upon the statue.
Matachine folk dancers perform in front of the statue.
A girl gets a view of the excitement from a stopped car traveling on Guadalupe Street.
A devout woman touches the statue.
The sun sets and the party continues.
Drummers perform with the dancers.
The dancers perform
The statue us surrounded by rose petals.
A woman prays the rosary.
A family gets warm under a blanket.
Mariachis prepare to preform.
A dramatic New Mexico sky
People admire the statue.
Dusk at the unveiling party.
Musicians play the fiddle and guitars.
A matachine dancer
Dancing to the mariachis
The full moon rises behind the statue.