Thursday, August 16, 2007

Santa Luzia

My eyes are feeling better already after having placed an image of Santa Luzia in the reception center at the Bosque! As you might know, Santa Luzia (also called Santa Lúcia), is the patron saint of the eyes. In this presentation, she's holding a chalice with a pair of eyes inside. Every community has its patron saint and in the case of Poço Branco, where Bosque Santa Lúcia is located, it's Santa Luzia. As noted, even the Bosque takes on her name. The image was donated to the Bosque by our friends, Jeremy and Maddy Campbell, researchers from the University of California.

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