• Short Summary

    ON OCTOBER 18, THE PEOPLE OF LIMA, DRESSED IN LILAC ROSES, TOOK PART IN THE MAIN PROCESSION OF THE PERUVIAN CAPITAL'S CATHOLIC CALENDAR - THE PROCESSION OF NUESTRO SENOR DE LOS MILAGROS, "OUR LORD OF THE MIRACLES".

  • Description

    ON OCTOBER 18, THE PEOPLE OF LIMA, DRESSED IN LILAC ROSES, TOOK PART IN THE MAIN PROCESSION OF THE PERUVIAN CAPITAL'S CATHOLIC CALENDAR - THE PROCESSION OF NUESTRO SENOR DE LOS MILAGROS, "OUR LORD OF THE MIRACLES".

    ALL THE PERUVIAN NOTABILITIES, HEADED BY PRESIDENT MANUEL PRADO AND HIS WIFE, WERE IN ATTENDANCE AS THE PROCESSION WENDED ITS WAY THROUGH THE STREETS OF LIMA. THE ARCHBISHOP OF LIMA, MGR. LANDAZURI RICKETTS, OFFICIATED AT THE CEREMONY WHICH CONCLUDED THE RELIGIOUS EVENT.

    THE EFFIGY OF THE SENOR DE LOS MILAGROS CARRIED IN THE PROCESSION IS A COPY OF A FRESCO FOUND IN A SMALL CHURCH IN LIMA ABOUT THE YEAR 1600. THE CHURCH WAS LATER DESTROYED BY AN EARTHQUAKE BUT THE WALL WITH THE FRESCO SURVIVED. WHEN THE POOR OF LIMA CONTINUED TO WORSHIP IN THE RUINS, SINGING AND DANCING ALL NIGHT AFTER THE SERVICE, THE AUTHORITIES DECIDED TO KNOCK DOWN THE REMAINING WALL AND PUT A STOP TO THESE ACTIVITIES.

    IN 1671 A GROUP OF SOLDIERS WERE SENT TO CARRY OUT THE DEMOLITION JOB; THEY FOUND THAT WERE UNABLE TO TOUCH THE FRESCO. A LEGEND AROSE AND IT WAS SOON GENERALLY BELIEVED THAT THE FRESCO HAD A MIRACULOUS INFLUENCE. A NEW CHURCH, THE IGLESIA DE LAS NAZARENAS, WAS BUILT AROUND IT, REGULAR SERVICES WERE HELD, AND AN EFFIGY WAS COPIED FROM IT TO BE CARRIED IN PROCESSION EVERY OCTOBER.

    OVER THE CENTURIES, THE SENOR DE LOS MILAGROS BECAME THE PATRON SAINT OF LIMA. MANY MIRACULOUS CURES OF SEEMINGLY INCURABLE PEOPLE WERE ASCRIBED TO ITS INFLUENCE, AND TO THIS DAY IT HAS REMAINED THE CENTRE OF CATHOLIC DEVOTION IN THE PERUVIAN CAPITAL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8XZ9GVMSSNA6ODBUBSCFZ2L79
    Media URN:
    VLVA8XZ9GVMSSNA6ODBUBSCFZ2L79
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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