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Cupulas del Templo de Sto. Domingo en Ciudad las Casas Chis. Santo Domingo, the cathedral in San Cristobal, Ciudad de las Casas in the state of Chiapas, Mexico, was built by priests from Spain with the help of the Mayan people on the site of what was once a Mayan temple. Down the hill from the cathedral is a convent, with tunnel passage through which the nuns could pass to the Church without having to go out into the street. In the convent gardens are rose bushes, introduced centuries ago from Spain. The nuns, for the most part Mayan girls, made rosaries of what appear to be rose pips [sic], some of which still hang about the carved figures in the cathedral. Since these rosaries are not made any more, and the convent has long since closed, they remain mute evidence of the love and care with which the nuns found a way to make these rosaries in these far mountains.

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San Cristóbal de Las Casas (Mexico), Catedral de San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Cathedrals, Catholic churches


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