• Short Summary

    Perched high on a mountain, the Church of Our Lady of Penha is one of Rio de Janeiro's most famous churches.

  • Description

    Perched high on a mountain, the Church of Our Lady of Penha is one of Rio de Janeiro's most famous churches. In October, which is dedicated to Our Lady of Penha, a well known religious custom, called Promessa, takes place on the 365 steps leading up to the church.

    People wishing to obtain a special grace - such as recovering from sickness-climb the 365 steps on their knees or hopping on one foot, and afterwards make a promise to Our Lady.

    The custom takes its name from the last part of the ceremony, and during October, thousands of people flock to visit the church.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7K8MUN32VRM5XHIG1WWXMR11Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA7K8MUN32VRM5XHIG1WWXMR11Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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