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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Segredos do Convento - Nossa Senhora da Esperança

As the Festa do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres approaches one can view the procession and festivities on May 13, directly on the site  http://www.santo-cristo.com/ , and even though it is in Portuguese, one can learn about the activities and the organization behind the feast.
Recognized as largest religious event in the Azores, take a look at the  video below, to get a preview of the monastery of Nossa Senhora da Esperança, whose nuns are the caretakers of the statue of the Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres. It is a rare opportunity to see how these nuns live, their living quarters and interior of the monastery, seldom visited by outsiders.

View in full screen to appreciate the beauty of the local.

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