“D. João IV returned to Portugal and his son Imperador consecrated Brazil to Our Lady Da Conceição de VV”, says the author of the book “A Conceição de Portugal e do Brasil” (with sound and photos)
As part of the commemorations on December 1st, that is, the Restoration of Portugal’s Independence, the Vila Viçosa Municipality Hall’s Hall this afternoon hosted the presentation of the book “A Conceição de Portugal e do Brasil”, by engineer António Trigueiros.
Rádio Campanário was present at the event and spoke with the author, who told us a little of the history that his book portrays, in other words, Nossa Semnhora da Conceição from Vila Viçosa and also from Brazil.
António Trigueiros started to tell that “When the Court moved to Brazil with D. João, Prince Regent and later King, he instituted a military order, called” The Military Order of Our Lady of Conception of Vila Viçosa, “ revealing that “he was King of the united kingdom,” that is, “of Portugal, of Brazil and of all territories under Portuguese sovereignty.”
“After the return of the King (D. João IV) to Lisbon, his son, the Emperor of Brazil, gave authorization for Brazil to be consecrated to Our Lady of Conception.”
“Later, during the Republic, things slowed down, but in the 20th century the bells of Brazilians once again consecrated Brazil to Nossa Senhora da Conceição,” revealing that in Brazil “It’s not called that, it’s called Nossa Senhora Aparecida, because the image of Nossa Senhora da Conceição, a wooden image, appeared in a stream and was considered a miracle.”
The author explained that the title of his book was this, “A Conceição de Portugal e do Brasil “because there is also a Spanish Conceição, hence the reason for the title of the book, this is the Conceição de Portugal, not the Conceição de Espanha.”
About the story that the book portrays, António Trigueiros explained that “the book is about narrating the history of the emblematic figurations of the Patron Saint of Portugal”, elaborating that “these figurations are on the commemorative coin, which D. João IV ordered, they are on the medals, which were later made, and it is in the insignia of the Military Order of Conceição, which D João VI made. “
Concluding that in your book “the story of the currency, medal and insignia of the Military Order is narrated.”