volume 26, number 312, January 5-12, 2012

Bringing Back the Solstice Sun: Inside Mission Santa Barbara’s Quest to Return Celestial Light to the Church (Matt Kettmann)

ON THE COVER: Mission Santa Barbara seeks to reopen its central window to the winter solstice, but December sunlight still beams into the church and reflects off the holy-water font to light up parts of the altar, as seen here on December 22, 2011. Photo by Paul Wellman.


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