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Opa Theo

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April 2018 stumbled upon lovely shrine at Chimayo New Mexico, USA. Is there a pilgrimage to this shrine?

At the shrine I read that servicemen returning from prisoner of war camps made a pilgrimage to Chimayo after WWII.
Thanks
Ted Rzepski,
Connecticut
 

RumAndChupacabras

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Jul-Sept 2019 ~Apr. 2018 Oviedo, Santo Toribio, Covadonga~May/June 2016 Portuguese
Yes @Opa Theo , there is an annual pilgrimage! Isn't Chimayo charming and touching?
 

The Kolbist

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past: Frances, inland Portuguese, Fatima
future: Del Norte, coastal Porugues, Englis
The Chimayo pilgrimage is similar to Caminho de Fatima. It is mostly the locals. I would like to walk this someday during holy week. Here’s what I found:

 

Opa Theo

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Yes I was very moved when I visited. There were several Mexican American families praying. Like many shrines, people place photos and objects related to their prayers. I was especially touched by photos of people obviously incarcerated or in military uniforms or in hospital settings. It's located in a quiet hilly area. What struck me was that soil, not water is the sacred symbol of God's blessings. It is not commercialized like some European shrines.
 

Opa Theo

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The Chimayo pilgrimage is similar to Caminho de Fatima. It is mostly the locals. I would like to walk this someday during holy week. Here’s what I found:

The Chimayo pilgrimage is similar to Caminho de Fatima. It is mostly the locals. I would like to walk this someday during holy week. Here’s what I found:

Thanks for the link
 

Opa Theo

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Yes @Opa Theo , there is an annual pilgrimage! Isn't Chimayo charming and touching?
Interesting links. Was puzzled by the many roadside memorials, one link contained background information and photos.
 

Opa Theo

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I live very close to this mystic place and have been there a few times! Here is my experience of it. It is truly an amazing place in the mountains.
https://www.bodywindow.com/holy-places.html
I live very close to this mystic place and have been there a few times! Here is my experience of it. It is truly an amazing place in the mountains.
https://www.bodywindow.com/holy-places.html
Well written and fascinating information in your article. Intrigued that soil is the sacred medium. I had no container so filled my hat and later found a glass bottle. I registered a sense the area has a serious quiet feeling to it. This last sentence seems murky but I did perceive a feeling while there. Thanks
 

Elle Bieling

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@Opa Theo, the gift shops in Chimayo sell small containers for the Holy dirt. I have a little metal box where I keep mine. I'm glad you collected some!
 

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