Pilgrim’s Way

Returning from our overnight trip to see museums in Santa Fe, my parents and I drove the scenic byway known as the “High Road to Taos” which also brought us to the pilgrimage site of El Santuario de Chimayo, a space filled with history, brilliant floor-to-ceiling painted-and-carved panels called “reredoses” and, undeniably, a holy stillness. Pilgrims often walk to Chimayo, some starting as far away as Albuquerque, a pilgrimage of about 90 miles. The sanctuary is famous for containing an earthen “pocito” from which pilgrims take a bit of blessed “holy dirt” which many rub or carry on themselves in hopes of cures.

El Santuario de Chimayo
El Santuario de Chimayo
High Road to Taos
High Road to Taos
High Road to Taos
Dad with Binoculars, High Road to Taos
Mom, High Road to Taos

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