The Power of the Spirit book project continues to progress steadily towards publication.
In a chapter to be titled “Pastores do Espirito” in the upcoming book, a history of all the Portuguese churches in California, Ferreira Moreno, a well known columnist and history investigator, is leading the research on the biographies of the many Portuguese priests who served the community in California since the late 1800s.
Ferreira Moreno will bring to light the biographies of these outstanding men, most of them born in the Azores, who left their homeland to come and serve the spiritual needs of the Portuguese speaking communities in California, including the construction of many of our churches.
If you have, or know someone who has any documentation, specially photos, of the many Portuguese priests serving in California before WWII, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org , or leave a post on this blog. Help us pay the proper homage to these courageous individuals who sacrificed their lives at the service of our community.