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  • Families sleep for weeks outside the church. All with the hope, they would be able to touch a piece of this statue of the virgin as it made its way out of the church. Other families toss pictures, clothing, or jewelery at the virgin.

    All with the hope that the virgin could help themselves and their loved ones.

    I threw a few pieces of paper, with the help of my students at the time.

    "There she is, isn't she beautiful. Now's your chance."
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