Candlelight vigil closes the Fiestas de Santa Fe
The Fiestas de Santa Fe ended on September 12th with a mass of thanksgiving and a candlelight procession through the streets of Santa Fe to the Cross of the Martyrs. There, on a hill overlooking the city, a prayer service was held to close the festivities.
A guitarron player waits patiently for the candlelight vigil to start outside of St. Francis Cathedral, Santa Fe.
The queen of the Fiestas Santa Fe makes her way to the Cross of the Martyrs.
Members of the catholic community make their way down Paseo de Peralta during the closing ceremonies of the Fiestas de Santa Fe.
Members of the catholic community walk up the hill to the Cross of the Martyrs.
Priests lead the congregation in prayers at the Cross of the Martyr in Santa Fe.
The congregation listens to a homily.
A member of the historical society, dressed in Spanish garb, listens to the homily at the Cross of the Martyrs.
A reveler holds up a candle during prayers at the Cross of the Martyrs.
by Salvador Zapien