Saturday, September 11, 2010
According to the story a farmer named Don Bernardo Abeyta, saw a strange light emanating from one of the hills near the Santa Cruz river, at Chimayó. The farmer walked to the light and started digging with his bare hands and he uncovered a crucifix in the ground. The story says he left the crucifix in the ground, and ran to the neighbor homes to bring them back. They ended up calling the priest from Santa Cruz. They were going to walk the crucifix back to Santa Cruz. To their surprise it was gone, and then brought back without them knowing. After several attempts to walk the crucifix back to Santa Cruz, it was decided it where they found it and build a small building over it. And that is what they did. People come from all over, because they say it has healing power. Family members would bring the sick there and pour the sand over them. The small room that was build over the crucifix is called "The Room of Miracles". Me and Christopher visited the room and it is quit an emotional place. I remember crying all the way back to the Inn where we were staying. I wanted to say a healing pray in general for our family and friends but i remember i did not know any. I do remember telling Christopher has he ran sand through his little finger, that no matter why or how he got sick i hope he made a quick recovery and stayed healthy throughout his life time. They say on Good Friday, that thousand of people come. It is beautiful to see year around. We were lucky enough to see it in winter and summer. I told the story as i remember it being told to me. After writing this blog i looked up the website.
El Santuario De Chimayo:
Ok so someone was over the other day and asking about all our pics on the wall. Most of them were from when we lived in NM and did alot of traveling. There is so many great memories that we had, and alot of great places we got see. I always do some referring back to the movie "Cars" we lived on the old Route 66. Some of that movie was based on the little town we lived in. So I'm thinking once a week i will pick a picture and tell the story......