Hi from Rick: Passions of Portugal
I'm just wrapping up a Heart of Portugal in 12 Days tour. And the memorable experiences have been relentless.
For example, staring into the candlewax firestorm that rages daily here at Fátima, Portugal's most holy spot, I'm struck by how cultures all over the world have the same passion for getting close to God. In a steady rain, the vast esplanade was filled with black umbrellas as an angelic choir thundered over the loudspeakers. It was on this spot in 1917, according to 70,000 eyewitnesses, that the Virgin Mary appeared in the sky… Read more