Milagros/Ex Votos, a photo by shadowplay on Flickr- photographed in New Orleans.
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My first experience with Milagros and Ex Votos was a visit to the Santuario in Chimayo NM, many years ago. An entire room filled with crutches, braces, canes, etc. no longer needed. Prayers answered and faith shared. Witnessing this literal show of gratitude is powerful. It has forever been etched into my heart.