PERU: Our Lord of Miracles

Traffic in old Lima, never free-flowing, backed up for blocks. Lima's police fought to keep the crowds in hand. Then out through the studded doors of the Church of the Nazarenas and down the narrow street surged a procession of purple-clad penitents, with a great silver litter supported by straining men in the van. The 200th observance of Peru's most popular religious festival, the fiesta of Our Lord of Miracles, had begun.

Every Latin land has its patrons and its saints. Peru, already blessed with Santa Rosa, has had Our Lord of Miracles...

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