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   New Mexican (Newspaper) - October 2, 2005, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                NEW MEXICAN Sunday October 2 2005 Historic Elevation includes symbols of stature Continued from Page Cl will also include the blessing and installation of several new symbols to mark the churchs elevation The umbrollino or canopy is a distinctive emblem of the basilica It was used dur ing medieval times to shelter a pope during his visits to basili cas said Monsignor Jerome Martinez y Alire rector of the Cathedral Basilica of St Francis The canopy would be carried over the popes horse as he trav eled to a church Martinez y Alire said The basilicas Belgiummade canopy is held on a bronze pole with red and yellow stripes the popes colors It is hand embroidered with the coat of arms of Pope Benedict XVI Archbishop Michael Sheehan the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and the Cathedral Basilica of St Francis The church will also receive a Vatican flag and silver bells known as a tintinnabulum once used to announce the popes arrival The items will always be kept in the church sanctuary Dur ing the Mass Martinez y Alire will read the official proclama tion elevating the church to a basilica Amelia Hollis Romero a life long parishioner of St Francis and pastoral council president said she felt honored to be able to attend the Mass Its just she said Its just something that in my lifetime I am privileged to be a witness Hollis Romero said she will always hold the church close to her heart it is where she made her first Communion where she was confirmed and married twice Francis is the modier church and it is very special to many people here in Santa Hollis Romero said Already 72 priests from the Archdiocese of Santa Fe have said they plan to attend Tues The Cathedral Basilica of St Francis of Assisi coat of arms UMBROLLINO Canopy symbol of a basilica car ried over the pope as he traveled DATES 1610 founding of the parish 1853 date of the establishment of the cathedral by Pope Pius IX date of the elevation to basilica by Pope Benedict XVI KEYS The golden key represents the divine authority and power given to the church to forgive sins the silver key unlocks the heart of the repentant sinner CASTLE Symbol of the province of La Mancha home of many of the first Spanish pioneers CROSS Gold cross on red background calls to mind the colors of Spain ARMS Arms of Jesus and St Francis of Assisi are marked with the stig mata or wounds of the crucifixion TINTINNABULUM A bell mountedon a staff formerly used to notify people of the popes arrival REBUILD MY CHURCH In addition to the symbols the basilica also will receive a new coat of arms that will be displayed on the churchs stationary banners and wherever it is said Monsignor Jerome Martinez y Alire days Mass St Francis Cathedral was elevated to a basilica by the Vatican for its leadership art work antiquity and importance in the history of Catholicism according to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe In its announcement the Vatican noted the Cathedral especially qualified for the sta tus because it was the cradle of Catholicism in the Southwest and was crucial in the establish ment of daughter dioceses from Denver to El Paso Phoenix and Las Graces Many pilgrims travel to Santa Fe to honor Our Lady of Peace or La Conquista dora brought to Santa Fe in 1625 Get DSL cvhem Gathc Spee 9889200 HOME REMODELING Interior Exterior Consultations David 4737593 and enshrined at the church according to the Vatican St Francis began the basilica application process in 2003 when the pastoral council petitioned Sheehan according to the archdiocese The peti tion then moved to the Priests Council of the Archdiocese the United States Catholic Confer ence in Washington and finally to Rome Following that St Francis Cathedral was required to fill out a lengthy questionnaire regarding its qualifications In June Sheehan and Martinez y Alire handcarried the petition to the Vatican where it was approved EQUINE FALL WORK SPECIAL float special gel ready for winter farm call rate horse discount John Snyder DVM OYSTER PERPETUAL YACHTMASTER J On the Iiciin Siiiitu IV Iruil OFFICIAL ROLEX JEWELEK OSI UJM fr ROLEX fc TRADE MAP KS Final Liquidation Sale 3 Days Only October 79 Exclusive Southern Colorado Location Adjoins of Acres ofBLM Land Ready to Build Roads Complete Underground Power and Phone Property Ideal For Horse Ranches Future Retirement Weekend GetAWay Hunting with Tremendous Wildlife Abound Acres Available In addition to the symbols the basilica also will receive a new coat of arms The design on the coat of arms includes a bell and a canopy to reflect that the church is now a basilica The coat of arms will be dis played on the churchs station ary banners and wherever it is Martinez y Alire said The St Francis parish was founded in 1610 in Santa Fe by Spanish Franciscans and is one of the oldest established Christian congregations in the country according to the arch dioceses Web site The existing church is the sixth one built on the site and was started in 1869 by Jean Baptiste Lamy Santa Fes first archbishop It was designed by French architects The church currently has about families Hollis Romero said Mormon dMiraa to acid temples in Utah By Jennifer Dobner The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints will build two more temples in Utah to accommodate an increasing number of members practic ing the churchs most sacred rituals Members performed a record 32 million temple cer emonies in 2004 church Presi dent Gordon B Hinckley said Saturday during the opening session of the faiths 175th semi annual general conference The Mormon church has 122 temples in 37 countries around the world Of those 72 have been built in 21 countries dur ing the 10 years that Hinckley has been at the helm of the church Temple ceremonies include proxy baptisms and marriage ceremonies known as seal ings They are among the most sacred rituals performed by Latterday Saints Temples are not open to the public and members must be deemed in good standing including tithing 10 percent of annual personal income to enter and perform such ceremonies Part of mission as president of the church has been to increase the number of temples around the world for the convenience of members Temple service is the end product of all our teaching and Hinckley reminded the people gathered the church conference center to observe the proceedings Nine new temples already are in the works in Rexburg and Twin Falls Idaho Sacra mento Helsinki Finland Panama City Panama Harri son New York Curitiba Brazil Draper Utah and one as yet disclosed location Mormons gather twice a year in April and October to hear from church leaders The event draws more than to Salt Lake the conference center and other localchurch buildings Millions more hear the event on radio broadcasts or view it via televi sion or satellite broadcasts that are translated into more than 80 languages in more than 1 countries About 12 percent of the Mor mon churchs 12plus million members live in Utah where former president Brigham ael Young settled the church in IB 1847 after fleeing persecution in Nauvuoo two years after the churchs founding prophet Joseph Smith was murdered by a mob Mormons have spent much of the year celebrating the 200th anniversary of SmithV birth Dec 23 1805 with cor ences and musical pageants j Church leaders urged the faithful on Saturday to live modestly Jeffrey R Holland of the churchs governing Quorum of the Twelve Apostles askedr young women to not slavishly follow die whims of fads and fashions and said the seculaV world is replete with vanity Our standards are not socially he said Holland called upon adult3 women to serve as an exampieg by avoiding an obsession wittoq looks 9Jtfc If adults are preoccupied no with appearance and tucking and nipping andbns remodeling everything that caiq be remodeled those sures and anxieties will mosBifis certainly seep through to chSo Holland said HOD His remarks echoed the words of Susan W Tanner a vod leader in the governing bodyauo for young womens Modesty is more than a hoc matter of avoiding revealmol ing Tanner said It H describes not only the altituoteia of hemlines and necklines biifcn the attitude of our qxs Conferencegoers were reminded of the importance ten1 of developing selfreliance bygs j obeying church convenants of tithing fasting avoiding debt and setting aside provisions T that could sustain a family foi at least one year Refinance final Ltqtiifatton Sale is Oct 7th9th Call tot 866426 HOBBS Broadmoor Tower 88240 5053973344 Paseo Del None 8300 Ca rind NM 87122 50579B1052 ALBUQUERQUE Comanche 8400 Comanche NE Albuquerque NM 87111 5052711563 IDAHO FALLS 660 S Woodruff Ave Idaho Falls ID B3401 2086125400 SANTA FE 809 Si Michaels D Santa 87505 5059921770 Promenade 5200 Eubank Blvd NE Albuquerquc NM 87111 5052 3 25 500 Eubank Albuquerque MM 87115 5052913700 ToilFree 8003703345 Santa Fe Downtown 208 Washington Ave Santa 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