Dia dos Arcanjos
(Archangels). The three archangels known by name are Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael.
Michael (“Power of God”) is considered as the protector and defender of the divine throne. He is the archangel of justice and patron of the Catholic Church. Besides, Michael is considered as patron saint of soldiers, pharmacists, tailors, glaziers, painters, bakers, marketeers, whitesmiths, plumbers, bank employees, radiologists, dying people, a blissful death, and cemeteries. Prayers are sent to Michael in case of thunderstorms.
Gabriel (“God is My Strength”) is considered as a messenger. Gabriel is considered as patron saint of mailmen, messengers, radio, stamp collectors. Prayers are sent to Gabriel in case of an infertile marriage.
Raphael (“God Heals”) was the companion and guide in the story of Tobias, and provided him protection. Raphael is considered as patron saint of thatchers, pharmacists, miners, skippers, sailors, pilgrims, travelers, migrants, and diseased. Prayers are sent to Raphael in case of plague and eye disorders.
Sources mention seven archangels, but only the three above mentioned are known by name according to the Bible.
|Santos Arcanjos Miguel, Gabriel e Rafael – Canção Nova – Santo do Dia!
||Oração ao Arcanjo São Miguel
|Oração ao Arcanjo São Gabriel
||Oração ao Arcanjo São Rafael
Dia do Anunciante
Dia do Petróleo
(Oil). Rotten plankton, of millions of years of age, are the energy sources we are using now. The brownish black substance therefore gained the nickname ‘black gold’. Recently, many large oil fields were discovered within the Brazilian borders. Many of these fields were found at a large distance beneath the ocean floor. Fields along the shorelines between Espírito Santo and São Paulo are already in use. Since 2006, Brazil is able to produce its own demand for oil, and is no longer dependent of oil imports.
|História do Petróleo no Brasil
||Produção de gás e petróleo na Amazônia – Caminhos da Reportagem (08/03/2012)
|A Conquista do Pré-Sal
||Biomapas Petrobras – Expedição Amazônia
|Biomapas Petrobras – Expedições Marinhas
||Jornal da Record – Petróleo Riqueza do Brasil (Parte 4)
|Submarino_Brasil_ defesa do Petróleo.(Brazilian Army)
||Bom Dia Brasil – Crescimento no Setor de Petróleo
Dia do Policial
(Police officer). There exist various days for the commemoration of the profession of police officer. Below are some video clips about the tasks of a police officer, working for the BOPE, in Rio de Janeiro. BOPE is the acronym for Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais (Battalion of Special Police Operations). BOPE is quite controversial in Rio de Janeiro, since they use an armored vehicle, which gained the nickname ‘caveirão’ (skull). This vehicle increases the safety of the policemen in action, but also frightens a great number of innocent people.
BOPE / GATE / ROTA
|DIA A DIA DE UM POLICIAL DO BOPE – BATALHÃO DE OPERAÇÕES POLICIAIS ESPECIAIS
||BOPE invadindo favelas no CAVEIRÃO
|BOPE DOCUMENTÁRIO part 1/2
||BOPE DOCUMENTÁRIO part 2/2
|ROTA / PMESP
||GATE Tropa de Elite Mineira
Death of writer Machado de Assis (1839-1908).
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, born in Rio de Janeiro, is considered as one of the most important Brazilian writers. Already at the age of fifteen, Joaquim published his first poems. He became a typographer and worked for various newspapers and magazines, as a column writer and critic. He was a renown theater critic. Joaquim wrote many theater pieces, novels, and poems. He was excellent in English, which allowed him to translate works of Shakespeare and Dickens into Portuguese. Joaquim used various writing styles of his era, including Romanticism and Parsianism, in his works. Joaquim is founder and patron of the 23rd seat of the Brazilian Academy of Literature.
Quando ela fala
“Quando ela fala, parece
que a voz da brisa se cala;
talvez um anjo emudece
quando ela fala.
Meu coração dolorido
as suas magoas exala.
E volta ao gozo perdido
quando ela fala.
Pudesse eu eternamente,
ao lado dela, escutai-a,
ouvir sua alma inocente
quando ela fala.
Minh’alma, já semi-morta,
conseguira ao céu alça-la,
porque o céu abre uma porta
quando ela fala.
MACHADO DE ASSIS
|MACHADO DE ASSIS – Parte 1
||MACHADO DE ASSIS – Parte 2
|Literatura – Machado de Assis: Alma Curiosa de Perfeição
||Machado de Assis: um mestre na periferia. (Mestres da Literatura)
|O Espelho – Conto de Machado de Assis – 1/4
||O Espelho – Conto de Machado de Assis – 2/4
|O Espelho – Conto de Machado de Assis – 3/4
||O Espelho – Conto de Machado de Assis – 4/4
Birth of Almirante Francisco Manuel Barroso da Silva (1804-1882), Brazilian admiral.
Barroso participated, as commander of his fleet, in the battle of Riachuelo, which he won. In this battle, battle power of the Paraguayan fleet became significantly reduced. For this victory, Barroso was honored the title of Baron of Amazonas.
Brazilian plane jacker tried to crash a Boeing 737 (VASP 375) on Palácio do Planalto.
The day 11 September 2001 is considered as one of the black pages of modern history. Terrorists had planes crashed in strategically important buildings, in order to destabilize the United States. The idea of crashing a plane on government buildings is not new. On 29 September 1988, there was a hijack of a VASP Boeing 737-300, which was flying from Belo Horizonte to Rio de Janeiro. The hijacker was an unemployed Brazilian tractor driver, who blamed Brazilian president José Sarney for his misery. The hijacker managed to enter the airplane, and shot at the cabin door of the cockpit. Then he shot various times, at random in the crowded airplane. Two passengers were wounded. The co-pilot, who tried to emit emergency signals, was ruthlessly shot in the head. The captain, Fernando Murilo, tried to negotiate with the hijacker, Raimundo Nonato, while he was flying large rounds over the state of Goiás during three hours. The hijacker refused to negotiate and demanded the captain to fly to Brasília, to Palácio do Planalto, with the intention to have the plan crashed on it. The captain made two maneuvers with the Boeing, with the intention to get the hijacker off balance. The first maneuver almost turned the plane upside down; with the second maneuver, the plane made a screw motion, with the nose in a free fall. The latter maneuver broke part of the plane’s stabilizer. According to experts of Boeing, these maneuvers were never performed before. The plane landed in Goiânia, the hijacker demanded another, smaller airplane. He was shot down by snipers and died a few days later. He died of the consequences of falcifome anemia, which he already was suffering.
VASP BOEING HIJACK
|Sequestrador tentou jogar avião no Planalto 13 anos antes do 11/09 (1988)
||VASP CMTE.MURILO E ANGELAO FALANDO DO SEQUESTRO 737-300
|FS2004 Homenagem a Fernando Murilo VP375 – Parte 1
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015