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Some Catholic greatness for you….. February 11, 2014

Posted by Tantumblogo in Art and Architecture, awesomeness, Basics, Christendom, General Catholic, Glory, Grace, Society, Tradition, Virtue.

El Santuario de Nuestra Senora de Las Lajas is a Basilica dedicated to Our Blessed Mother located Ipiales, Colombia. It was built between 1916 and 1949 literally over a gorge in the Guaitara River.   There is a gorgeous waterfall on one side, and the river departs out the other.  It is quite an impressive architectural and engineering achievement.

Fr. Michael Rodriguez recently led some pilgrims there.  I am told the interior has been sadly wreckovated to a degree. but it appears to still have altar rail and would, I think, be more than pleasing to 99+% of all faithful souls around.

Here are a few videos:

This next one takes you from the approaches to the Basilica, through the nearby town, and into the church itself (in Spanish):

The Basilica is usually pretty empty but can get crowded with tourists on holidays and during certain times of the y year.

A few photos:




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