Members of the Portuguese Heritage Publications of California, will be on hand during the IFEDS – Irmandade do Divino Espirito Santo (Gilroy) Holy Ghost Festa, on May 4th and 5th. They will answer questions about the recently released book: Power of the Spirit – A Portuguese Journey of Building Faith and Churches in California.
It took over 4 years to compile the history of the many churches the Portuguese built throughout California, from Immaculate Conception in Hawkinsville, to Saint Agnes, in San Diego, as well as the many churches in which they played a major role in its construction and parish leadership. The Power of the Spirit project involved 3 authors and over 30 volunteer researchers and contributors.
In addition to the history of these 40 churches spread throughout California, the book includes short biographies of over 110 members of the Portuguese-American clergy who guided the spiritual lives of our communities for the last 150 years.
This is a book that you will forever be proud to own and gladly share with your family and friends, for it encapsulates 150 years of the history of our forefathers’ “Powerful Spirit” – A wonderful Mother’s Day gift!
For more information about Portuguese Heritage Publications of California and more details about the book Power of the Spirit, please visit: www.PortugueseBooks.Org, and “Like Us” on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PortugueseHeritagePublications
Portuguese Heritage Publications of California, Inc. is a non-profit organization, created to research, preserve and disseminate vanishing memories and current relevant events about the Portuguese presence in California, for educational purposes.