Sameiro Sanctuary

Tuesday April 07th, 2009. So finally we are in for a Easter Holly Week.
Today in the morning we headed 40 kms north of Porto to a small village of Samerio.
The Sameiro Sanctuary is located at the top of the hill overlooking city of Braga.

Late 19-th century church in neoclassical style was the place where on May
15th, 1992 Pope John Paul II celebrated a Mess to over 100.000 pilgrims during his Apostolic Voyage to Portugal.

Our Lady of Sameiro.

Pope John Paul II has always been a great champion of catholic family life.
In Sameiro he addressed issues directly connected with family: the importance of interpersonal love, responsibility and dignity.
Marriage is a fully an interpersonal relationship. Pope underscores the importance of mutual love between the spouses. This is a main building block for the future of any society and country.

Pope´s words spoken in Pomeiro in 1992 seem to be very up to date in our
laicized and socialism-orientated societies.

Model: NIKON D80

Date/time: 2009-04-07 12:42
Shutter speed: 1/50
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ISO: 400
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