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Monte das Cruzes - Flores

A cache by chico.costa adopted by Euzinha Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 9/14/2009
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Monte das Cruzes

Lenda do Monte das Cruzes e Vista Panorâmica de Santa Cruz das Flores

O monte sobranceiro à Vila de Santa Cruz, no princípio do povoamento das Flores, estava embrenhado de silvas, um manto de tal forma denso que dificultava a entrada a qualquer pessoa.

Por este tempo já os Frades Franciscanos viviam no convento, levando uma vida de pobreza, de sacrifício e de ajuda ao povo.

A partir da época da Quaresma, os Franciscanos impuseram a si próprios mais um sacrifício, desbravar até à ponta, o monte que ficava por detrás do convento. Lançaram as mãos ao trabalho e, ao fim de cada dia, embora cansados, de hábitos rasgados e com as mãos e os pés doridos, os Franciscanos tinham ainda força para, com dois troncos grossos de faia ou cedro, fazer uma cruz, que levavam para o lugar onde tinham acabado o trabalho naquele dia. A cruz simbolizava o sacrifício dos Franciscanos à semelhança de Jesus Cristo no Monte Calvário.

Os irmãos Franciscanos eram poucos, o monte grande, desta forma o trabalho por eles começado levou vários anos, até que por fim ficou pronto para ser cultivado de milho, trigo, ou outros produtos essenciais à alimentação do povo.

Então semeadas pelo pico viam-se muitas cruzes que demonstravam o sacrifício dos Franciscanos. O povo passou então a chamar à elevação de terreno Monte das Cruzes. Hoje já não se vê nenhuma cruz a atestar o nome do monte, mas apenas terrenos de pastagem verde, divididos por hortênsias.

A cruz ainda se mantém como emblema no escudo da Câmara e no nome do monte e da vila.

Para registar no log book traga uma esferográfica ou um lápis.

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Legend of the Monte das Cruzes and Panoramic Sight of Santa Cruz das Flores

The mount next to the Village of Santa Cruz, in the beginning of the colonize, was full of hisses, in a such way dense mantle that made it difficult to the entrance of any person.

For this time the Brothers Franciscanos lived in the convent, leading a life of poverty, sacrifice and aid to the people.

From the time of the Quaresma, the Franciscanos had imposed itself more one sacrifice, clean up the mount until the top. They launched the hands to the work and, to the end of each day, tired, they still had force for, with two thick trunks of faia or cedar, to make a cross, that led for the place where they had finished the work in that day. The cross symbolized the sacrifice of the Franciscanos to the similarity of Jesus Christ in the Calvário Mount.

The Franciscanos brothers were few, to the great mount, in such a way the work for them started took some years, until finally he was ready to be cultivated of essential maize, wheat, or other products to the feeding of the people.

Sown for the peak many crosses were seen that demonstrated the sacrifice of the Franciscanos. The people passed then to call to the rise land Mount of the Crosses. Today already no cross is not seen to certify the name of the mount, but only lands of green pasture, divided for hortênsias.

The cross still is remained as emblem in the shield of the Chamber and the name of the mount and the village.

To register in the log book bring a pen or a pencil.

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A "caminho" do Corvo / On the sea to Corvo

 

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Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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