Saturday, June 18, 2022

Legend of Nazaré, Portugal

Europa 2022 from Portugal. In 1182, Dom Fuas Roupinho was hunting one day and caught sight of a deer. He gave chase but the dear was really the devil in disguise. It attempted to lead him over a cliff to certain death. Roupinho knew there was a small grotto nearby where a statue of Mary was venerated, so sensing danger he prayed for intervention and his horse stopped just before going over the edge.

What I found just as interesting as the story was the statue itself. It still exists and resides in a chapel in the town of Nazaré, named after the statue which was originally in Nazareth prior to the 5th century.

Thank You for this cover Pedro! And I am very impressed with the perfect placement of this sheet at the edges of the envelope.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad to see it made it. 😀
Um abraço