Last Friday, the 3rd, found a road in Taos (Penitante Lane) leading to the historic Taos Morada, originally built in the 1700’s by the Penitante Brotherhood of New Mexico. It’s located northeast of the downtown Taos Plaza, directly behind the Mabel Dodge Lujan compound.
While walking around the buildings, they looked to be in varying degrees of needed repair. I met one of the Brotherhood members of the Morada, David Fernandez, while there. He was a very nice man who took the time to give me a little history of the building, and some insight into the repair work that is starting this week. He is in hopes of being able to start using the building again within the next couple of months, and possibly opening the building to outsiders for meditation and spiritual uses.
These pictures are of Mr. Fernandez, the Morada itself, and the black cross (not the original) that Georgia O'Keeffe used in one of her paintings.