Promises (2)

by Antonio Gil May. 16, 2012 3815 views

In Portugal, in traditional catholic households it's common when facing dramatic situations (disease, trouble in a birth of a child, even scholar examinations) to make a promise, most of them to “Nª Srª de Fátima”. And those promises generally include walking to Fatima on foot (sometimes hundreds of kilometers) or crossing the sanctuary kneeling. To soften those pilgrims suffering, a long walkway was built in marble, and there is always someone painfully sliding on it.

JOHN DENVER - POEMS, PRAYERS AND PROMISES [youtube.com]

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Natalie 5 years, 5 months ago

powerful captures ...

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Christa 5 years, 5 months ago

Fantástico trabalho, gosto como realçou as pessoas que estão no caminho da penitência.

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Felecia 5 years, 5 months ago

I don't find it heartbreaking. I find it fascinating and I believe in the power of belief. I don't think it matters so much what a person believes in, but that they believe.

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Larry Sample 5 years, 5 months ago

Oof! Nice shots though!

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Glo 5 years, 5 months ago

Like candles, some of these people seem to illuminate with hope...and some people's light arent so bright, but they still maintainn the dignity that encompasses hope....lovely photos!

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 5 years, 5 months ago

So strong believes .......You captured them very well.
I like nr 3. Lots of pain there

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Marina 5 years, 5 months ago

these shot is really good,, took #2 to my fav,you capture it well!!

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Chossid 5 years, 5 months ago

I like very much your treatment of the photos in both sets, tho' as others have mentioned, disagree with the premise.

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Nicephore34 5 years, 5 months ago

J'aime le N.B. partiel .

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Josy 5 years, 5 months ago

Je suis toujours aussi mortifiée de voir cela, mais chacun trouve réconfort et espoir en ce qu'il peut ou veut croire.

5 years, 5 months ago Edited
Nynke 5 years, 5 months ago

Your shots are really good, but I find it heartbreaking to look at.

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