Sunday, January 8, 2012
El Sanctuario de Chimayo
An important church close to Santa Fe is El Sanctuario de Chimayo, a place revered by many New Mexicans. El Santuario de Chimayo is a tiny shrine that is built on the site of what many believe to be a miracle associated with the crucifix of "Nuestro Señor de Esquipulas" (Our Lord of Esquipulas). El Santuario de Chimayo is also the site of "el pocito" the small pit of Holy Dirt which many people attribute as possessing remarkable curative powers. To learn more about this place, go here.
As you can see, the church and courtyard is still decorated for the holidays with a Christmas wreath and firolitos. I couldn't decide whether I liked the photo in B&W or color so I posted both versions.