“The Feast of Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres (Holy Christ Lord of Miracles) is an impressive classical feast.
The image of the saint is worshiped in Nossa Senhora da Esperança Convent (built in the first half of the 16th century) and it is very dear to all inhabitants of the Azores, who are highly devout to this saint.
For 300 years, on the fifth Easter Sunday, many pilgrims visit this sanctuary and take part in Azores biggest procession, which takes place along the streets of Ponta Delgada city. All streets are ornamented with richly decorated flower beds that truly catch our eye for their creativity.
The great faith of Azorean inhabitants is revealed in charity offers that are given to the Convent and to Senhor Santo Cristo (Holy Christ Lord), namely jewels: splendour, sceptre, thorn crown, reliquary and the ropes, magnificent 18th century jewellery exemplars.
Religious devotion of Azoreans to Holy Christ Lord is deeply rooted in the people as a symbol of a strong cultural and religious identity bond.”