Barra de Navidad’s Christ of the Cyclone

The so-called Christ of the Cyclone is revered in the church consecrated to San Antonio de Padua and is located in the small port of Barra de Navidad in Jalisco.

It has a recent history, in 1971 when Hurricane Lily whipped this small town the miraculous event happen, The storm endured three days, bringing constant rain that destroyed the palapa houses of the humble fishermen.

Desperate, the settlers went to pray to the temple and witnessed what they considered a miracle. The Christ lowered his arms and suddenly the storm ceased. It is the only effigy nailed to a wooden cross that has fallen arms and not extended like the rest of the Christian images. It is now visited by believers who seek healing from their sufferings.

 

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