Monday, March 2, 2009

Brazil - Franca

I received this card in the Slavic countries RR :) It shows the beautiful Nossa Senhora Aparecida chapel (I guess "Nossa Senhora" means "Our Lady", but I have no idea about the last word - "Aparecida") in Franca, São Paulo state, Brazil. According to the google translator, the writting on the front side of this card means "Finding paths, footwear dreams".


Valéria (vbformig) said...

Aparecida = who appeared.

Our Lady of the Conception who Appeared (also written as Our Lady who Appeared) is the patron saint of Brazil, represented by a statue of the Virgin Mary located in the Basilica of Aparecida, in the city of Aparecida in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. In Portuguese the name is Nossa Senhora da Conceição Aparecida (Our Lady of the Conception who Appeared).

I hope you like the explanation !

Valéria (vbformig) said...

Oh.. And Franca is known in Brazil as a "capital of the shoes" !

Оксана said...

Thank you very much for explaination, it's really interesting! :)