Lord of Miracles

detail of the Mural Señor de los Milagros de Nazarenas, Lima, Peru; photographed on 24 November 2006 by Miguel Chong; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Señor de los Milagros de Nazarenas



A mid-17th-century painting of the Crucifixion that is venerated in Lima, Peru, and its celebration involves one of the largest processions in the world. It was painted by an unnamed African taken to Peru as a slave from what is now Angola, shows Christ on the cross with the Father and Holy Spirit above, the Blessed Virgin Mary to the right, Saint Mary Magdalene to the left. The name originated on 13 November 1655 when everything around it was destroyed in an earthquake that left the painting standing and undamaged.

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Lord of Miracles“. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 November 2016. Web. 19 June 2021. <>