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La Conquistadore is the oldest statue of Our Lady in North America, brought by the Spanish in 1625, enshrined in the Basillica of St Francis in Santa Fe New Mexico
The oldest image of the Virgin Mary in the United States--a petite
wooden statue--accompanied Spanish Conquistadors and missionaries to the
Kingdom of Nuevo Mexico in 1625. Her existence has been tumultuous. She
was rescued from a burning church, kidnapped and held for ransom, and
had her wooden form mutilated and remade. This center conveys the essence
of devotion given to the statue who is yearly celebrated at La Fiesta de Santa Fe
and yearly carried in procession based on a promise made over 300 years
ago. She is the Queen of New Mexico, enthroned in her own chapel at the
Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in the heart of Santa Fe,
New Mexico. She has the wardrobe of a Spanish Queen with over 200
exquisite gowns and priceless crowns and jewelry. Her name is La Conquistadora, ''Our Lady of the Conquest.''