On May 13 the Virgin Mary came down from heaven to Covadeiría . This song can be heard when cranking out an old wooden figurine showing the Virgin of Fatima. It carries all the life in my home. The Virgin appeared to 3 shepherd kids that prayed. 2 of them said they would die soon, and the other has lived until recently. Francisco and Jacinta were the 2 who died while still young and their bodies were buried in the Basilica of Fatima in Portugal. They are blessed in the Church.
It seems a very gloomy, right? But that isn't what I intended - I wanted to pay tribute to people who have dedicated their lives to adventure and discovery, and to put us all in touch with each other. Over time we have managed to create, for better or worse, this planet called Earth and this race called Humana. The tomb of Vasco de Gama is in the Jeronimos Monastery of Santa Maria de Belém, Lisbon, and is where you can see his tomb with a carved figure of him in it. Vasco de Gama was a famous Portuguese navigator who sailed directly from Europe to India. The monastery where his grave is was commissioned by Portuguese King Manuel I (The Lucky) and he did it to commemorate Vasco da Gama's successful return from India.
Inside Gerónimos Monastery is the tomb of Luis de Camões, a sixteenth century poet and the most important writer in Portuguese (the equivalent of Shakespeare or Cervantés in Portuguese literature). A historical-literarycuriosity that people miss.