Tuesday, August 04, 2009

WE'RE GONNA HAVE A PARTY

It's a great family weekend coming up at Fortaleza. Friday is the birthday of Madrinha Rizelda who is the matriarch of the Luiz Mendes family clan.




There are no words that can adequately describe the love, power and firmness that this little woman brings to family and friends. Whether in the solemnity of a spiritual ceremony or working in the field or kitchen or cutting it up on the dance floor this woman is a true inspiration. We wish her a long life of good health and great happiness and we are grateful for the way she models what a life living in the Doctrine of the Santo Daime can mean.

It will be a great party weekend beginning with a spiritual work on Saturday night with the singing of Pequeninho (the hymns of her son Saturnino) and the hymns of her mother.

Here's what singing Pequeninho was like at Bujari last Easter...



And Sunday -- Father's Day in Brazil -- will put both Padrinho Luiz and Madrinha Rizelda in the center. Here's the fun that this couple shared with our dear friends at Ceu da Fatima (in São Paulo state) last year on her birthday.



I'm sure if you asked her what her greatest joys of the moment are, very high on her list would be her new great granddaughter Maria Flor who begins the fourth generation of this dear family.

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VIVA MADRINHA!

VIVA PADRINHO!

VIVA A TODAS FAMILIAS JURAMIDÃ



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