The well was once believed to wash away sins; then it became the site of a curse.
CHR Comment: Saint Anne’s Well and its priory were built in the medieval period. The saint was supposed to have washed their, making the well a place of healing. One descended into the well and dunked in the waters. Saint Anne is the legendary mother of the Virgin Mary.
Source: ‘Cursed’ Medieval Well Found in England – Seeker
Millions of pilgrims walk for days to celebrate the Feast of Guadalupe.
CHR Comment: Devotees process to the festival caring objects of devotion and specific prayer requests with hope for healing and other blessings. On December 12, 1531, a Mexican man reported the visitation of the Virgin Mary to him, which became the basis for the annual festival. The article includes fine photography by a national Geographic correspondent.
Source: Photos Reveal Mexico’s Colorful Virgin Mary Festival