Religious Pilgrimage

Chileans gathered at the sanctuary to ask for a favor or for forgiveness at a pilgrimage outside of Santiago. 650,000 people came for five days in tribute to the Virgen en la festividad de la Inmaculaca Conception. People asking penance crawled on their knees for the last few hundred feet to the door of the church. Mass was held every hour numbering 12 a day. 60 priests did shifts of confessional, each hearing around 10,000.