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at the sanctuary of Las Lajas, Department of Nariño. The
sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de Las Lajas near Ipiales is visited
by thousands of pilgrims every year. The number of miracles said to have happened
is thought to be second only to those of Lourdes in France. As testimony to the
powers embodied in this shrine a pile of wooden crutches has been left by those
who hobbled in and walked away healed.