(LIP-ir) — The intense devotion worshipers have for the Señor de los Milagros (The Lord of Miracles) all began with an earthquake in 1655.
Many buildings were destroyed during the strong seismic movement that was felt throughout Lima, Peru.
One of the few things left standing after the earthquake was a painting of Jesus Christ made by an African man from Angola. This painting has become known as the Señor de los Milagros.
Since then the devotion worshipers have had for the Cristo de Pachacamilla has grown immensely and multitudes of hundreds of people come to the Señor de los Milagros to request miracles and grace from the Lord.
Worshipers especially gather to praise and ask for miracles from the Señor de los Milagros during the month of October. Monsignor Pedro Hidalgo Díaz said, "Many greatly look forward to this time of year, people come from all over America and Europe to take part in this celebration".
The Señor de los Milagros procession in Lima is one of the biggest of its kind. The mass of cars that fluctuates through Lima’s streets is exchanged for a huge wave of people accompanying the image of Jesus Christ.
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