Procession of Peruvian Painting: St. Sebastian’s Church Celebrates “The Lord of Miracles”

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Brooklyn Bishop Robert Brennan led the way in a procession for a popular Peruvian image over the weekend. 

This painting of Christ called “El Señor de los Milagros,” or the Lord of Miracles, was carried through the streets of Woodside on Sunday, Oct. 1. 

It dates back to the 1600s, when a painting by a slave in Lima was the only thing not destroyed during an earthquake. 

Now hundreds of parishioners at St. Sebastian’s Church continue the tradition every year.