Ángela Garcia, a shop owner in the town of Venecia, south of Bogotá, claims Saint Martha gave her money to start her business and the archangel Michael is responsible for the return of her high school boyfriend, she hadn’t seen for ten years.”Two miracles in one single year” the religious woman says. Because of the miracles she devoted herself to weekly buy dozens of pictures and statues of the saints to give to her customers.The top ten of favorite saints in Colombia doesn’t change as much as people think. The Virgens Carmen, Rosario, Chiquinquirá (patron saint of the country), Fátima and La Milagrosa remain favorites. Pictures and statues of little baby Jesus also keep selling well.
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