Wherever Benedictine monasteries were located, there were cultural centers of music and arts. As one walks around the property, he or she is met with much original artwork. Oblates and friends of the Monastery have contributed their talents and time to make it an especially beautiful place of art. Our Lady of Guadalupe Church shows the devotion through art that a number of artists have contributed from the windows, wood carvings, bronze sculptures, fabric and tiles.
The dining room and conference rooms are also resplendent with works in oils, watercolor, porcelain, wood and many other media. The 70 foot cross was a donation by oblates from Sierra Vista. The museum, currently closed for remodeling, does consists of five rooms, each depicting different eras and subjects. One room is devoted to nativity scenes that have been collected from around the world. At present there are approximately 100+ sets, from the very small to a large hand-carved wooden set.
room shows the history of Arizona, Mexico, Latin America and its native
people. There is pottery, hand-woven baskets, plus artifacts of the