Father Jim Heading to Mass

Chimayo, NM
Many in our group were Catholic and wanted to experience Mass at the famous El Santuario de Chimayo. I decided to stay outside and, to my surprise, a priest walked out the front doors, head bowed perhaps in contemplation, leaving the church to perform Mass outdoors in the courtyard below. With so many inside I was able to make this photo of him. I approached closer and closer as parishioners or visitors approached to shake his hand. He introduced himself as Father Jim and graciously invited me to join all the others as he led the Mass.