1499 : The Miracle Of Calasparra
The River Segura in Murcia, Spain flows by the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Hope, Calasparra. Pilgrims come from miles around to view the church which has been hewn out of a natural cave - a cave where a miraculous statue of the Virgin Mary was supposed to have been found. Their journey will be well worthwhile, not for the religious relic, but for the sight of the river flowing through the gorge cut deep in the landscape. The river has a form of natural luminescence which in its own way is truly miraculous.