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Annual enjarre of the San Francisco de Asis Church

By Morgan Timms
photo@taosnews.com
Posted 6/5/19

Parishioners and community members began the long process of replacing and restoring the exterior adobe walls of the San Francisco de Asis Mission Church over the weekend in the Ranchos de Taos Plaza.

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Photo gallery: Of earth, hands and tradition

Annual enjarre of the San Francisco de Asis Church

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Parishioners and community members began the long process of replacing and restoring the exterior adobe walls of the San Francisco de Asis Mission Church over the weekend in the Ranchos de Taos Plaza.

The annual enjarre (remudding) of the historic church commenced Saturday (June 1) and will continue through Saturday (June 15), although some parishioners expect it to take one month due to the large surface area and few volunteers compared to previous years.

Exemplifying the relationship between faith and everyday life, parishioners scrape away the cracked mud from the church to replace it with a plaster mixed from dirt, sand, water and straw. “I do this for God,” said Ranchos de Taos resident Benito Herrera.

For more on the process of remudding the church, see the photo gallery at taosnews.com.

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