The earliest forms of concentration front effigy left by St. Anthony Santana Galvão, when visiting missionary to South convents, presented Dona Ana Paula Rosa Conception of retribution in the reception received at the time, started the pilgrimage point, first by drovers who were standing in the private chapel of the residence of Maciel de Almeida both for the opportunity that offered relief, as the devotion that motivated them to prolong the periods of tropeada able to stay overnight near the holy seeking protection for the adversities present in the read. Devotion to Our Lady of Brotas took shape and for many years Piraí South began to receive thousands of devotees on the day of the feast, December 26, as was done in the early years, this festival designed privately by the family who received the effigy, when it welcomed several caravans, stemming primarily from the municipality, 2.5 km away. Later, pilgrims from other municipalities in the region began to frequent the shrine, thus consolidating its vocation to religious tourism destination. This panorama long remained characterized by tours conducted in various forms of transportation, from horse-drawn carriages, trucks, horses and special blends.
In 2009 a partnership involving the Government and the Sanctuary were taken several actions to that condition shrine was guarded while it was possible to provide infrastructure that increasingly came to enjoy the premises of the Shrine of Our Lady of Sprout, who spent to rely on tourist facilities for everyday use and not just at the feast, as store sales for religious articles linked to Our Lady of Brotas and Frei Galvão, the Way John Paul II, where devotion to the rosary is lived daily snack, Toilets were revitalized, rest area, themed lunches, where projects are conducted meetings and lectures, marketing strategy at trade shows and various media such as brochures, flyers, newspapers and magazines, radio and television media.
Actions taken that culminated in the first official tours and received by Shrine Office of Tourism South Pirai in 2011, which lead us to believe in the necessity of private and public sector to develop joint actions to obtain increasingly positive results.
Author: Paulo Henrique Capillé Fernandes
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