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The Rosary Tree

The Rosary Tree

Among Santa Fe’s many distinctive destinations is The Loretto Chapel and its miraculous
and mysterious spiral staircase. Outside this beautiful 19th century chapel stands The
Rosary Tree, so-named because visitors from around the world have stopped here to
adorn the tree’s branches with rosaries in memory of loved ones who have died. Over
time, the tree has accumulated so many rosaries that the chapel has had to periodically
remove the rosaries to protect the tree’s limbs. It is said that more than 500 rosaries are
now buried beneath this iconic tree. Join Santa Fe Footprints to visit The Rosary Tree
and be inspired!