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Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Sancutary of Our Lady of Las Lajas, in Ipiales, Narino, Colombia

I had to share this beautiful picture of the Sancutary of Our Lady of Las Lajas, in Ipiales, Narino, Colombia.

"Located 7km from Ipiales, on a bridge which spans a spectacular gorge of the Guáitara River, is this gothic church. Legend has it that an image of the Virgin Mary appeared in the mid-18th century on an enormous rock above the river. Interestingly, the church has been constructed in such a way that the rock (and image) is its high altar. Pilgrims from all over Colombia and Ecuador journey here and, unsurprisingly, reports of miracles at the site are not uncommon. Accommodation is suitably ascetic, being provided in a small but cheery convent up the road from the church."


del_button May 8, 2007 at 4:34 PM
Mark said...

That's absolutely amazing; I need to visit Latin America some day.

del_button May 9, 2007 at 12:45 AM
MM said...

may you please remember in your prayers a friend of mine Dan who I just recieved news today killed while serving for our country in Iraq.

del_button May 9, 2007 at 2:55 AM
Mark Cephas Tan said...

It is beautiful!

del_button May 9, 2007 at 6:06 AM
Seminarian Matthew said...

MM, I will remember Dan in prayer.

del_button May 10, 2007 at 9:25 PM
MM said...

thank you

He was a combat medic of Bravo Co 1-12 CAV 3BCT, 1CD, he wouldve turned 25 at the end of this month.

Spc. Dan H. Nguyen, 24, died in Tahrir, Iraq, on May 8 when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small arms fire.

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