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Lord of Miracles

Lord of Miracles

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Mural Señor de los Milagros painted in Sanctuary of Las Nazarenas in Lima-Perú

Lord of Miracles (in Spanish: Señor de los Milagros de Nazarenas) is a mural painted ofJesus Christ that is venerated in Lima, Peru. It is the main Catholic festivity in Peru and one of the biggest processions around the world.

Also known as "Black Christ" or "Christ of Pachacamilla", Christ is shown enduring the pain of crucifixion. Above the cross is theHoly 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.

It was painted by a black slave in the 17th century.

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 17th century, which destroyed most of the city leaving only that mural standing up.

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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