el santuario de chimayo

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Legend has it that a friar performing penances one night at a chapel in Chimayo saw a strange light radiating out of the ground and found that the dirt had gained special healing powers.
During holy week this is a destination that people walk along the freeway from Albuquerque or Santa Fe to get to, but you can see pilgrimages all year round and the santuario is open year round as well. It's a beautiful adobe structure with a back room that has a hole in the ground filled with the healing dirt.

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