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the Lord of Miracles


The procession of the Lord of Miracles is done through the historic center of the city of Lima.


Also called Christ or purple Christ of Pachacamilla, it is an image of Christ on the cross, painted on an adobe wall located in the main altar of the Shrine of The Nazarene in the city of Lima and venerated by Peruvians and foreigners in Peru and around the world, who is considered miraculous. His procession is a distinctly Peruvian tradition, considered the regular Catholic religious manifestation of the world largest.

Currently the procession of the Lord of Miracles, Lima walks the streets every year in the month of October since 1687, bringing blessings of union, hope, fervently Catholic tradition all devotees of Christ Pachacamilla.



According to studies conducted by some historians, the Lord of Miracles of Pachacamilla Christ, is called so because it was painted in the neighborhood of Pachacamilla, resting place of Indians and black slaves of the time.

Around 1651 it was already painted and it a Black Angola man is believed to paint it. It has no more data.

Concerning the two images of the Virgin and Mary Magdalene, we know that these images were painted in 1671 and at that time painting is sent to the Eternal Father and the Holy Spirit, who was commissioned was the painter José de la Parra.

At first his veneration and worship was confined to the brotherhood of slaves who lived there. After the earthquake of 1655 that destroyed much of the city but did not affect the mural his cult spread throughout the capital as it was considered as a miraculous event which kept intact. Later there were other earthquakes of high intensity, which also affected mostly the image of the mural, which reinforced their veneration and miraculous condition. The devotion to Christ Pachacamilla was in its infancy outside the hierarchy of the time, which later gave him refuge and recognition.


The most important festival takes place throughout the month of October, that is why this month is known as the purple month.

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