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Feast in honor of Bom Jesus de Fão

Feast in honor of Bom Jesus de Fão

Fão- Esposende 26 to 29 Apr 2019
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On Monday Pascoela of the Bom Jesus de Fao, on the left bank of Cávado, is a pilgrimage to ancestral tradition. The devotion to the Passion of Christ met huge developments after the Council of Trent, knowing the diocese of Braga numerous churches and temples dedicated to Lord of Bom Jesus. The devotion to the Lord of Fao began in the eighteenth century, after the discovery of an image of Christ crucified, in the previous century, near the river, which was missing an arm.

Oral tradition indicates that after this finding, a woman of this parish have lit the fire with firewood in the meantime had collected from the beach and had found that one of the sticks was not devoured by the flames of fire. Once removed from the heat, found that this stick was shaped like an arm then associating this member to the image of Christ 
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