Lord of Miracles
Lord of Miracles (in Spanish: Señor de los Milagros de Nazarenas) is an image painted of Jesus Christ that is venerated in Lima, Peru. The image was painted during the 17th century by an unnamed African taken from Angolia to Peru as a slave. It is the main Catholic festivity in Peru and one of the largest processions around the world.
Christ is shown enduring the pain of crucifixion. Above the cross is the Holy Spirit and God the Father. Below and to the right of Jesus is his mother, the Virgin Mary with her heart pierced by a metaphorical sword of sorrow and to her right at the foot of the cross is St. Mary Magdalene.
Every year, in October, hundreds of thousands of faithful from all races and economic backgrounds celebrate the Lord of Miracles in a religious procession through the streets of Lima. The boulevards are dressed in purple to celebrate on October 18, 19 and 28th Lord of Miracles his annual procession through the streets of Lima.
Its name originated in a massive earthquake in the 18th century, which destroyed most of the city leaving only that mural standing. This is considered a miraculous occurrence by many living there.
Without doubt the earthquakes experienced by Lima, Peru during the 17th and 18th Centuries contributed to the beginning, the growth and the solidification of devoted veneration to the mural known as The Lord of Miracles.
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- (Spanish) Hermandad del Señor de los Milagros de Nazarenas
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