- Posted October 5, 2011 by
Crowd fills the Martyrs Shrine
With great devotion and faith, a multitude of the faithful filled the Martyrs' Shrine and Uruaçu Cunhaú in Sao Goncalo do Amarante, Brazil, during the passage, on the holy day of the 03 days of October, 366 years of the massacre of 30 Catholics , including two priests at the hands of the Dutch invaders in 1645. In addition, the date October 3, also celebrated five years of enactment of the State Sabbath, which occurred on December 7, 2006. This year also made 11 years that the martyrs of Cunhaú currently Canguaretama district, and Uruaçu were beatified by Pope John Paul II in a ceremony at the Vatican Square, on March 5, 2000. Among the dead priests of Ambrose and Andrew Soveral Iron, and 28 faithful. The Catholic Church and the Municipality of São Gonçalo, had reported that the estimated attendance was 30,000 people. Faithful Natal, Brasil, several parishes and the interior, moved to the district Uruaçu. The religious event also featured two gospel concerts, the band's first New Covenant, Goias, and before the Mass, the faithful watched the singer Maria del Rosario, who told the faithful that God could do for her on two occasions suffered assault, having one of them, suffered a gunshot wound to the neck but escaped. Again, the robber took his car and other belongings, but left an image of Our Lady that she took the car.
The celebration of the Mass in honor of the martyrs began at 18 hours, just when the Angelus, under the chairmanship of Archbishop of Natal gift Matias Patricio de Macedo. Photos: Adrovando Claro