The annual procession of Señor de los Milagros was held on Oct. 12 in our neighborhood. Here in Peru, much of the month of October is devoted to Señor de los Milagros. It is believed that Señor de los Milagros protects the Peruvian people from dangers and fears. I found some great info on the legend of Señor de los Milagros at kleph.com and also at americaninlima.com and Peru food.
Here’s a picture of Señor de los Milagros passing through our neighborhood in Wanchaq and also in front of the Policia Nacional (PNP) at the plaza Tupac Amaru in Cusco.
Separation of church and state is less stringent here in Peru than in the US. At the police station, there was a brief ceremony asking Señor de los Milagros to protect the police officers while on duty, as it is believed he accompanies the faithful and protects them from harm.