Laurie Beth Zuckerman's Madonna photo from the world famous Sanctuario de Chimayo
Laurie Beth Zuckerman photographs Madonnas and Christs in every church and sanctuary she visits in the Southwest and Latin America. This beautiful Madonna statue is still one of my most favorite images I have found on my travels to document spirituality. This is today's pick for Day 4 of "A Virgin a Day" hosted by artist, Rebecca Brooks at: http://corazon.typepad.com/recuerda_mi_corazon/
El Santuario de Chimayo is known locally as the "Lourdes of America" lures over 300,000 people to visit every year. The Prayer Room, which is located in the sacristy of the church (next to El Posito, the "sacred sand pit"), is filled with discarded crutches, braces, and scary, handmade shrines.
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