The miracle around the world: El Rocio, a Coca-Cola distributer in front of the sanctuary.

The Miracles

1988/1996 - All around the world

"Gianni Giansanti, who has accompanied Pope John Paul II on more than 40 trips abroad, decided to set out on a pil- grimage of his own. Over the past three years, he has fol- lowed the Catholic people, capturing the spirit of mystical, ecstatic worship at its height, such as in the week before Easter. Giansanti, like his subjects, was looking for miraculous. He found it, he says, in unexpected form: "The real miracle I witnessed is faith".

(Claudia Glenn Dowling - LIFE) 

 The miracle around the world: El Rocio, a Coca-Cola distributer in front of the sanctuary.

The miracle around the world: El Rocio, a Coca-Cola distributer in front of the sanctuary.

 The miracle around the world: Lourdes, arrival of the pilgrims to the train station.

The miracle around the world: Lourdes, arrival of the pilgrims to the train station.

 The miracle around the world: Lourdes, a pilgrim taking an ill friend of his.

The miracle around the world: Lourdes, a pilgrim taking an ill friend of his.

 The miracle around the world: Lourdes, torchlight ceremony.

The miracle around the world: Lourdes, torchlight ceremony.

 The miracle around the world: Lourdes, torchlight ceremony.

The miracle around the world: Lourdes, torchlight ceremony.

 The miracle around the world: El Rocio, the caravans cross the Donana park.

The miracle around the world: El Rocio, the caravans cross the Donana park.

 The miracle around the world: El Rocio, a couple on horseback wearing traditional costumes of Sevilla.

The miracle around the world: El Rocio, a couple on horseback wearing traditional costumes of Sevilla.

 The miracle around the world: El Rocio, detail of a woman dress from Sevilla and a horse foot.

The miracle around the world: El Rocio, detail of a woman dress from Sevilla and a horse foot.

 The miracle around the world: El Rocio, the fiesta preceding the procession of the Virgin.

The miracle around the world: El Rocio, the fiesta preceding the procession of the Virgin.

 The miracle around the world: El Rocio, the main square packed with pilgrims.

The miracle around the world: El Rocio, the main square packed with pilgrims.

 The miracle around the world: El Rocio, the main square packed with pilgrims.

The miracle around the world: El Rocio, the main square packed with pilgrims.

 The miracle around the world: Ireland, homage at the tomb of St. Patrick.

The miracle around the world: Ireland, homage at the tomb of St. Patrick.

 The miracle around the world: Ireland, at the tomb of St. Patrick.

The miracle around the world: Ireland, at the tomb of St. Patrick.

 The miracle around the world: Ireland, an elderly man descending the Patrick Croagh.

The miracle around the world: Ireland, an elderly man descending the Patrick Croagh.

 The miracle around the world: Ireland, the penitence of the pilgrims in the main street.

The miracle around the world: Ireland, the penitence of the pilgrims in the main street.

 The miracle around the world: Ireland, a gesture of encouragement by a believer to a suffering penitent.

The miracle around the world: Ireland, a gesture of encouragement by a believer to a suffering penitent.

 The miracle around the world: a woman carrying her paralyzed daughter on her back.

The miracle around the world: a woman carrying her paralyzed daughter on her back.

 The miracle around the world: Tinos, a long shot of the village.

The miracle around the world: Tinos, a long shot of the village.

 The miracle around the world: the church, deserted because of the war.

The miracle around the world: the church, deserted because of the war.

 The miracle around the world: a tourist billboard near Blakovici.

The miracle around the world: a tourist billboard near Blakovici.

 The miracle around the world: a believer just after an exorcism by Father Jozo in the Sacristy of the monastery. 

The miracle around the world: a believer just after an exorcism by Father Jozo in the Sacristy of the monastery. 

 The miracle around the world: Fatima, people on their knees on the road leading to the chapel.

The miracle around the world: Fatima, people on their knees on the road leading to the chapel.

 The miracle around the world: Fatima, fog reigns at the end of the mass.

The miracle around the world: Fatima, fog reigns at the end of the mass.

 The miracle around the world: Fatima, the wax museum, reconstruction of Giacinta's death.

The miracle around the world: Fatima, the wax museum, reconstruction of Giacinta's death.

 The miracle around the world: Philippines, genuine crucifixion at San Fernando, in Pampanga region.

The miracle around the world: Philippines, genuine crucifixion at San Fernando, in Pampanga region.

 The miracle around the world: Philippines, Holy Friday in San Fernando, flagellation of a penitent.

The miracle around the world: Philippines, Holy Friday in San Fernando, flagellation of a penitent.

 The miracle around the world: Philippines, women decide to be crucified. 

The miracle around the world: Philippines, women decide to be crucified. 

 The miracle around the world: in a village in the hills, crowd of people in the open air to see Father Kanyoni .

The miracle around the world: in a village in the hills, crowd of people in the open air to see Father Kanyoni .

 The miracle around the world: Kibeho, a believer.

The miracle around the world: Kibeho, a believer.

 The miracle around the world: the bishop displays to the believers the blood of a saint.

The miracle around the world: the bishop displays to the believers the blood of a saint.

 The miracle around the world: San Gennaro's blood.

The miracle around the world: San Gennaro's blood.