After our retreat, on Tuesday, October 13, Sisters Dorothy and Lucy came to pick us up in Pecos. On our journey back to Rio Rancho, we stopped in Sante Fe to visit St. Francis Basilica, the new life-size Stations of the Cross, and the famous Loretto Chapel where tradition says St. Joseph built stairs from wood using no nails. We stopped at a famous Mexican restaurant in the town and met Guadalupe, who just happened to be the owner. She gave us our lunch for free! This was a blessing and true celebration after our retreat, because we had just finished a whole week at Our Lady of Guadalupe Monastery, praying in Our Lady of Guadalupe chapel.
After retreat, we stopped in Sante Fe, New Mexico