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Faro

‘Mary, the Mother’

24 June 2021

The Holy Family, a rectangular wooden box containing Jesus, Mary and Joseph, is a small portable oratory. The names of those wishing to receive the oratory at home and follow the teachings of this family from Nazareth are written on the left side door. This cult dates back to the 15th century and, albeit rare, can still be found in Portuguese villages.

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