Costa Rica News – Faith and hope for miracles coupled with gratitude for so many blessings are hearts worn on the sleeve of so many making the pilgrimage to la basílica de Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles, and its famous “La Negrita.” Where you’d expect to see fatigue, what you see is pure faith.
Thousands of devotees visit the shrine each year. It’s a national holiday. This is the 383rd anniversary of the appearance of La Negrita.
People come, many barefoot and at least one on crutches, from all over. Some have to start walking a day or more ahead of time because of the distance. They come even from other countries.
This year, the interviewed shared many blessings they are thankful for, such as family and healings.
There are also many needs represented, miracles prayed for, such as getting a family member through surgery and taking away burdens and guilt. Some came from Nicaragua asking for peace in their country.