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: email@example.com , 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.
We received input from several individuals who appreciated the “one-stop-shop” for researching significant historical events of the Portuguese Community in California.
We would like to take the opportunity to thank Mr. David Bertao, author of the book “Portuguese Shore Whalers of California, 1854-1904” who submitted several entries to correct and enhance the current version of this important Chronology tool.
One of the new features of our website is a new page under the tab Chronology, where you will find a chronological itemized list of major historic events associated with the Portuguese community of California. The current chronology is not an exhaustive and comprehensive listing of these events, therefore we would like to engage your assistance in order to make this page more complete.
Portuguese Heritage Publications of California is always looking for volunteer contributors. It is our volunteer base that has made PHPC the organization that it is today. Volunteers have been, and continue to be, the heart and soul of everything we do.
Our newly upgraded website contains several improvements designed to make book buying, or simply browsing the various book collections on our site, an easy and pleasant experience for our visitors.