Lord of the Miracles Chapel Legend

The Lord of the Miracles Chapel Legend goes back in the late seventeenth century when in the neighborhood of the “Loma Chica”, now parish San Marcos, lived a modest but virtuous family. Every afternoon the young wife went out her house towards the neighboring district, the “Loma Grande”, to collect their cattle in the pastures along the creek. Soon the evil tongues, those who have never been lacking in Quito, started speaking and commenting about the beautiful young wife who spent to many hours in those lonely places; of course it was taken care that those nasty comments would reach the ears of the husband, rude and jealous man, whom didn’t wait to long to spy and to follow his young wife to see who she spent so much time alone with.

Lord of the Miracles Chapel Legend

Lord of the Miracles Chapel Legend

One afternoon the jealous husband followed his wife and after crossing a creek, he surprised her talking to a man of unparalleled beauty, the husband, blind of jealousy and mad of anger, took his knife from the pocket and on the spot killed the woman and the man, there where they were used to meet. He then fled from the unfortunate site in the direction of the creek and took refuge in one of the many caves where to mourn the pain, anger and remorse for the proved betrayal. After few hours he recalled that their children were at home alone, so, wiping his tears, he ran toward his home thinking they would surely be crying lonely. Arriving at home the jealous husband opens the door and what unmatched prodigy! He freezes to look at his young wife, that he killed few hours earlier, caring diligently their loving home and attending to the children! The jealous husband then tells her what happened, his young wife listens serene and quiet and she decides to take him to meet the man who she spoke to every afternoon. Once arrived at the crime site, the husband sees the man killed hours before portrayed on a large rock, dressed in a king’s purple robe, crowned with thorns and on his face a deep and soulful look of love and forgiveness, he was Jesus Christ!! When the young woman devoutly would pray in contemplation, here she would spend the afternoon hours. In that moment the husband realizes the mistake made doubting his wife and let jealousy and anger to take over, he then exclaimed: “INDEED, THIS IS A MIRACLE !!”

Lord of the Miracles Chapel Legend

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