Soaring Spirit: 450 Years of Margao's Espírito Santo Church

by Valmiki Faleiro

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The first church in South Goa was built not in Verna, site of the first Mass on the soil of the district in 1519, nor in Cortalim, which saw the first conversion to Christianity in Salcete in 1560. It was not built in Margao, the principle centre of the district, either. The first church was not bui.....more


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The first church in South Goa was built not in Verna, site of the first Mass on the soil of the district in 1519, nor in Cortalim, which saw the first conversion to Christianity in Salcete in 1560. It was not built in Margao, the principle centre of the district, either. The first church was not built by the Franciscans, the first to arrive in India, or by the Jesuits, who evangelized Salcete ...

This book offers facts, solves puzzles and throws up colourful details of an institution that shaped Margao's life for centuries. It walks us through the times of our ancestors, many generations removed.

But while zooming into details, Faleiro does not miss the big picture. Quoting historians and scholars, challenging legend and assumption, he pesents a world of facts. A list of Margao's priests, and an insightful introduction to the Largo da Igreja, the church square, and its people, are what lend further charm to this book.

About the author:

Journalist Valmiki Faleiro has been published in mastheads across the country, built a reputation in the West Coast Times, and inspired a generation of younger mediapersons with his eye for detail and determination to get out the story. His earlier work is Patriotism in Action, a painstaking listing of Goan officers in the Indian armed forces. Faleiro has written a closely watched column that ran for almost half-a-decade in the local media and on Goanet in cyberspace.

Other details:

ISBN 9789380739908
Category History
Language English
Edition First
Published in 2015
Publisher Goa 1556
Condition Brand New
Pages 299
Width 5.5 inches
Height 8.3 inches
Tags Churches , Goa , Margao

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