Photos: Rosaries hang from trees at Santa Fe’s Loretto Chapel

April 17, 2019

Hundreds of rosaries hang upon the branches of flowering wild cherry trees outside the Loretto Chapel.

In 2007, people began hanging rosaries on the trees around the chapel in memory of loved ones or with a prayer they were hoping to be answered. In 2015, the chapel took down 500 rosaries which they buried by the windows of the chapel.

Today, the branches are already heavy with more rosaries.