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Nossa Senhora do Bom Caminho

Our Lady of the Good Road

The mother of Jesus Christ
artist unknown

Boaventura /  Nossa Senhora do Bom Caminho   Boaventura /  Nossa Senhora do Bom Caminho


Small stone statue of Our Lady.


Inaugurated 31 October 1965. The statue is on the border of the parishes of Boaventura and Fajã do Penedo.

Depictions of Saint Mary

Saint Mary, as the mother of Jesus Christ, has a central role in the life of the Roman Catholic Church. The Roman Catholic veneration of her as the Blessed Virgin Mary has grown over time both in importance and manifestation, not only in prayer but in art, poetry and music. She is usually depicted as a beautiful young woman, with a (blue) mantle. In the majority of the depictions she is having the Infant Jesus in her arms or on her lap.
Attributes of Saint Mary: The Infant Jesus sometimes has some attributes too:


Sources & Information


Location (N 32°48'55" - W 16°58'5")

Item Code: ptma124; Photograph: 12 January 2014
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