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José Thomás de Sousa Martins

Vila Franca de Xira 1843 - Vila Franca de Xira 1897
Portuguese doctor renowned for his work amongst the poor in Lisbon. After his death, a secular cult has arisen around him in which he is thanked for "miraculous" cures.
(Wikipedia)
António da Costa Motta (tio)
1907

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Description

Bronze statue of doctor Martins in teacher's robe on a high pedestal. On the foot of the pedestal sits a female figure with a book, according to some representing Science and to others Scholarly Youth.

Lisboa - José Thomás de Sousa Martins

The foot of the statue is surrounded by ex-votos (plaques) giving thanks to him for unexpected cures, some calling him 'Brother', candles burn all around it and flowers are placed there. His veneration was never recognized by the Catholic Church but it remains even today.

Lisboa - José Thomás de Sousa Martins Lisboa - José Thomás de Sousa Martins

Inscription(s)

a
jose thomaz de sousa martins

nasceu a 7 de março
de
1843

morreu a 18 de agosto
de
1897

por
subscripção publica
1904

Lisboa - José Thomás de Sousa Martins

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Location (N 38°43'14" - W 9°8'24")

Item Code: ptli078; Photograph: 30 August 2017
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