Friday, February 08, 2013

A palate cleanser

Lord of Miracles painting in Peru
 
 
Years ago, Rocky and I were visiting the St. Jude shrine in Baltimore and we stopped in the gift shop. They had this small crucifix and I bought it. The Latin American volunteer gave me a quizzical look and asked, "You know about this crucifix?" I said I thought it was a Senor de los Milagros crucifix and the original had been painted by an African slave in Peru. He beamed at me and was happy to sell it to us. This and my San Damiano are the two favorite crucifixes that I own.
 

1 comment:

Lola said...

There is something about Peru and its saints. When I looked up the history of that crucifix, thank you for the link dear Dymphna, I was impressed that the level of love on canvas.