Chimayo, New Mexico

Chimayo is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the US and has become known as the “Lourdes of America.”  The dirt from the back room of the church is believed to have healing powers.  About 300 thousand pilgrims visit each year.

 

Chimayo SanctuaryIn the Sanctuary you often see people in wheelchairs or on crutchesGathering holy dirtRocks inscribed with prayers

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