The Holy Dirt of Chimayo
From Miracle Detectives: Holy Dirt of Chimayo
Chimayo is the name of a hill in New Mexico believed by the Native Americans to have sacred healing powers within its soil. In 1816, as the indigenous area was settled by Christians, a wealthy landowner built a chapel on the site that stands to this day. Now run by the Catholic Church, El Santuario de Chimayo houses a room where the original holy dirt is accessible to anyone who makes the pilgrimage.
Published on January 19, 2011