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На представленных фото человек, в своё время широко известный в колониальной Анголе благодаря своей деятельности как Padre Manuel Garcia. Падре Гарсия принадлежал Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer - Abbreviation C.Ss.R.

The Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Latin: Congregatio Sanctissimi Redemptoris – C.Ss.R), commonly known as the Redemptorists, is a worldwide congregation of the Catholic Church, dedicated to missionary work and founded by Saint Alphonsus Liguori at Scala, near Amalfi, Italy, for the purpose of labouring among the neglected country people around Naples. Members of the congregation are Catholic priests and consecrated religious brothers and minister in more than 77 countries.

The Redemptorists are especially dedicated to Our Mother of Perpetual Help and were appointed by Pope Pius IX in 1865 as both custodians and missionaries of the icon of that title, which is enshrined at the Redemptorist Church of St. Alphonsus Liguori in Rome. Many Redemptorist churches are dedicated to her.

Падре Гарсия был очень своенравен: всю свою миссионерскую деятельность проводил вне плана конгрегации. Он изыскал средства для строительства большой миссии и госпиталя Voga, near Quito - capital of Bie province, Angola и ещё одного госпиталя в провинции Kunene....

Падре Гарсия умер в Португалии, и мне захотелось получить снимок памятника с его могилы...

Вот что я получил из Португалии от одного из членов Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer - Abbreviation C.Ss.R.
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Hello Dr. Slava.

Thank you for your interest. I didn’t knew Father Garcia personally, so I’ve been asking some confreres about is burial place and gravestone. He was buried in Gaia, near Porto, in a common grave for the Redemptorist Missionaries. On our tradition, we don’t usually give much relevance to the names in the grave stone, and for that reason there’s not Fr. Garcia’s name engraved there. If you wish, I can send a photo to you anyway.

God Bless

Rui Santiago cssr

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