Month: July 2010

Our Lady of Aparaceda

We all enjoyed the leisurely air conditioned coach journey that took us the 4hr journey south to the city of Aparecida, now home to Brazils national

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Lovely 5 days!

We had a fantastic week on the project in Rio de Janeiro with the visit of the English group. The children were excited and had

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Church and baptism.

Another glorious day joined us as we made the journey to the  Benedictine  Monastry for Sunday worship.  The monastery walls were highly decorative ; from

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John shows us his Favela

John a founder and exceptionally proud  leader of  the oldest, officially recognised favela community in Rio seemed  delighted to have the opportunity to show us round his favela

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Sugar Loaf Mountain

Another beautiful morning dawns and we are off to visit this iconic landmark.  There was some trepidation from companions over using the cable cars and promises  were elicited

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