Nossa Senhora de Fátima – Azores
Faial Azores (Portugal)
The Church of São Mateus da Ribeirinha – Ribeirinha Parish, Faial, Açores
In 1643, as recounted by friar Diogo das Chagas, the parish of Ribeirinha consisted of 71 homes and 254 inhabitants. A quarter of a century later, the Church of São Mateus da Ribeirinha was constructed, and would remain the center of religious life in the parish until the violent earthquake of July 9, 1998.
Revisited in June of 2013