Several people turn to Saut d'Eau to attend the first of the three Catholic-voodoo celebrations that attract people from all parts of the country and all social classes. In 1847 a supposed vision of the Virgin Mary on a palm tree in Ville-Bonheur, began to attract pilgrims from all over convinced of its healing properties. A church was erected there, but local devotees quickly start to match the vision with the nearby waterfalls of Saut d'eau, Cantor sacred to Erzulie, the Iwa (spirit of voodoo), which usually represents the Virgin.