Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography



My visit to Sedona would not have been complete without a visit to the Chapel of the Holy Cross.  One of the most visited spots in Sedona.  The architecture alone is worth the visit. Rising 200 feet from the ground, it rests amongst the red rocks.  

Marguerite Brunswig Staude, who was a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, not only paid for this chapel to be built but she also designed it after being inspired in 1932  by “watching the newly completed Empire State Building.  She thought that when viewed from a certain angle a cross seemed to impose itself through the very core of the structure”, but it would not be completed until 1957. 

The views from the Chapel are just amazing and you can feel the forgiving energy as soon as you arrive.

The message of the Chapel “That the Church may come to life in the souls of men and be a living reality.”

“May this chapel spread these same truths a thousandfold

… finding Christ through art.”

Chapel of the Holy Cross

I hope you will get a feeling for the place while watching the video I made from the photos I took there.





  1. we have visited the chapel on numerous Sedona trips and never cease to be amazed by the beauty and peacefulness of the place. very glad you got the chance to see it–and your photos are wonderful!

  2. Your images capture so much! As always, thanks for the wonderful commentary! I do enjoy viewing the world through your lens!


  3. What a beautiful chapel, Francine and the setting is really lovely. Thanks for sharing your photos.

  4. Love the organic architecture! Thank you for sharing these images Francine.

  5. It’s a pretty cool place! I was there on my road trip. Thanks for the vid and pics!

  6. The cross is unique. Very nice …..

  7. Francine! What a beautiful job of taking those photos! I enjoyed the tour more through your photos then in real life while there. Thank you for having lunch with David and me in Sedona and for sharing the photos.
    Esther Cantu (San Antonio)

    • Hi Esther, I am so glad to hear from you. I had a senior moment and forgot your names (smile). Glad you enjoyed the photos. Did you see all the other days that I posted photos from our trip? It was my pleasure to meet you and David and have lunch as well.


  8. Impressive architecture. 🙂

  9. A video that stirs the soul and making it feel God’s presence. Beautiful my friend. And these we all should remember and cherish, ““That the Church may come to life in the souls of men and be a living reality.” Thanks.

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