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During the sixteen century, two nuns from the Caloura Monastery in the island of Sao Miguel, Azores, went to Rome to ask for a bula for their monastery. Pope Clement VII conceded the bula and presente the two nuns with a gift of an image of the Ecde Homo (Senhor Santo Cristo).
During this time, the west coast of the island was frequentely attacked by pirates who use to intercept the ships that travelled the route to India.
To protect the congregation of Caloura from these attacks by the pirates, the condes of Vila Franca do Campo decided to build a monastery in Ponta Delgada which was named "Convento de Nossa Senhora da Esperanca" and the congregation of Caloura moved to this monastery and took with them the image of Senhor Santo Cristo which was placed in the Ermida of Nossa Senhora da Paz.
On April of 1970, the island of Sao Miguel was struck by several and severe sysms; concerned with this tragedy,the Mesiricordia council and the Nobles of the city decided to carry the image of Senhor Santo Cristo in procession through the streets of Ponta Delgada, the procession took place on April 11, 1700 and visited all the churchs of the city of Ponta Delgada.
During the procession, the image fell down causing panic among the population, but there was no damage done to the image and the sysms stopped. This was viewed as a miracle and madre Teresa da Anunicada who had a truly and faithful devotion to Jesus inicitate the cult to Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres.
Since then, many miracles were attributed to Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres and the gifts from the thankfull and devoted people of Sao Miguel helped build a treasure of incalculavel value. Every year, 5 weeks after easter, the procession of Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres takes place in Ponta Delgada following the same route and ritual allowing the Azorian people and immigrants from all corners of the world mainly from North America to demonstrate and give testimony of their faith.