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Dia da Proteção às Florestas/ Dia do Protetor Florestal
(Protection, protector of the Forests). Unfortunately, deforestation is still going on, worldwide. Not only the Amazon Forest, but also the immense forests in Central Africa and South-East Asia lose much of their area… .
Deforestation of the Amazon Forest
Dia do Submarinista
(Submarine sailor). On July 17, 1914, the submarine unit (Comando da Força de Submarinos), part of the Brazilian Navy, was created. At present, the Brazilian Navy has four submarines of the Tupi class, and one of the Tikuna class (constructed in Brazil). There are plans to construct nuclear submarines; these reactors could also provide electricity to a number of smaller of Brazilian cities.
|Comando das Força de Submarinos
||Construction of a Brazilian Nuclear Submarine
|Submarines defend Brazilian oil wells
||Nuclear submarines (2004)
Dia do Santo Aleixo, padroeiro dos mendigos
(Saint Alexius, patron saint of the beggars and the poor). Aleixo was son of a Roman senator, and was born around 350. His parents taught him to be merciful to the poor people. Aleixo was intending to dedicate his life to God and to have a humble life, but his parents already had arranged a rich bride for him. At the wedding night, he received permission from his bride to leave her and to dedicate himself to God. According to the legend, a holy image of Mary spoke about him, that he was holy, a man of God. He escaped from his normal life, and continued as a beggar. He returned to the home of his parents, where he lived in a small space under the stairs. His parents did not recognize him. The servants were mean to him, but he did not reveal his true identity. After his death on July 17, his family found a small letter on his corpse, revealing his identity. He was buried in the graveyard of his family.
Brazil beat Italy (after penalty kicks) in the final of FIFA World Cup in the United States, and became world champion for the fourth time (tetracampeão).
More than 94 thousand soccer fans watched the final in the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California. There was no score in the regular playing time, and no goal was scored in the extra time. Roberto Baggio was the third Italian player to miss the penalty. The cup was dedicated to Formula One racer Ayrton Senna, who died earlier that year.
Jesuits expelled from Pará.
Father Antônio Vieira, from Portugal, was one of them. The colonization of Northern Brazil was in full progress. The colonists used indians as their slaves. The Jesuits took care of the indians and demanded that they should be released. A conflict was ignited, and escalated with the exile of the Jesuits from Maranhão and Grão-Pará. The Portuguese father was then involved in more conflicts, and was exiled several times.
JESUITS AND PADRE ANTÔNIO VIEIRA
|Padre Antonio Vieira (1/3) – De Lá Pra Cá
||Padre Antonio Vieira (2/3) – De Lá Pra Cá
|Padre Antonio Vieira (3/3) – De Lá Pra Cá
||Jesuits in Brazil
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015