One of our authors, Rose Silva King, has the English version of her book, A Cow For The Holy Spirit – An Immigrant’s Journey The Azores to California, available on this website.
For the month of December, author Rose Silva King is offering copies of the Portuguese version, Uma Promessa ao Divino Espírito Santo, free of charge. She asks $3.00/book for shipping and handling. If you are willing to pick the book up from her in Modesto, there would be no charge at all!
This is a great book for students of Portuguese. Not only is it in Portuguese but it also gives them a greater understanding of the culture, especially Azorean culture.
Please share this offer and “obrigada pela vossa atenção”
The Santo Cristo dos Milagres festas are a tradition in every island of the Azores, particularly the annual May celebration in the island of San Miguel. Families from the entire archipelago flock to San Miguel to pay rendition to Santo Cristo and to deliver their “promessas”.
Azorean emmigrants from the United States, Canada, Bermuda, Brazil, South Africa, and other parts of the world come back to their island for the Holy festivity celebrations and to get re-acquainted with family and friends.
Do you know that you can participate in Santo Cristo dos Milagres celebrations right here in California?
On Sunday May 6th., Petaluma and Buhach celebrate Santo Cristo dos Milagres Festas, as well as South San Francisco, on Sunday May, 13th.
Please note these dates on your calendar if you wish to participate in one of these religious celebrations.