Thousands of pilgrims bathe and throw his clothes to the waterfalls of Saut D'Eau, where the faithful believe the Virgin Mary appeared, which is called Voodoo Erzulie, in the 1800s. Some devotees light candles and slaughter cows in the vicinity. Many travel for days on foot or horseback to reach the shrine, 65 kilometers (40 miles) northeast of Port au Prince. Some even spend most of their savings to get there.