Sanctuario de Chimayo

We visited Sanctuario de Chimayo

At Easter, Chimayo becomes a destination for the faithful. The Good Friday procession, the Easter Pilgrimage, is an amazing sight. During Holy Week thousands of pilgrims journey to El Santuario de Chimayó.  They leave from their homes, or their cars parked on the roadside, to walk 10, 20, 30, or even 100 miles to reach Chimayo.
In the darkness before Good Friday, pilgrims line the highways north of Santa Fe carrying crosses and glow sticks. By Easter Sunday tens of thousands of worshipers have passed  through

As I write this note I’m traveling down highway 380 from San Antonio to Carrizozo  New Mexico. In the distance there are blue mountains rising from flat earth and the road is dead straight  disappearing into the horizon with  predicable  perspective. The yellow line flicks past the car and draws us homeward. Clouds are heavy with…