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Photo: The miraculous Santuario de Chimayo

Deanna Keahey  ·  May 23, 2008  ·  2 Comments

Friday photo - from Chimayo, near Santa Fe, New Mexico:

Santuario de Chimayo through the gate(click for larger image)
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The tiny town of Chimayo, not far from Santa Fe, is home to a shrine known for its miraculous healing powers. The Santuario has been healing people's ailments for centuries, and thousands of pilgrims visit each year seeking a cure. Many believe the secret is in Chimayo's healing dirt. (I've got my bag of dirt at home!)

Whether you're one of the fortunate who can leave your crutches behind here or not, it's a beautiful place to visit. The photo gives you an idea of its serene charm.

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We do women's trips to Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico. I love the southwestern feel, the wide open spaces, the spectacular hiking, and the rich multicultural history and ambience. And then there's the food -- mmmm. :-)
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Posted from:   Phoenix, AZ      Photo credit:   Deanna Keahey

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Phyllis Lulmpa // Dec 9, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    My daughters visited the "Dirt Church"...Santa Fe in 2004 and brought me home a bag of dirt......I use it from time to time as I am having problems with my ankles....possible surgery which I am hoping and praying my bag of dirt will help me...I have all confidences that it will. Phyl

  • 2 Deanna Keahey // Dec 9, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Hi Phyl - Best wishes for a speedy recovery for your ankle. I can't say for sure that the healing dirt helps, but I know it doesn't hurt, and it could really help. It only makes sense to follow all available approaches, especially since your daughters visited and brought you some. I hope it works out for you!

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