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On the way from the south to the north of the Madeira Island, I wanted to take a more scenic route as opposed to the countless tunnels, to be able to see the interior of the island. We made a stop at the supposedly beautiful Encumeada Pass, we didn’t see much of it since it was covered with clouds, and it was raining. Most of that day the weather was quite bad. On the north side of the island we passed a small village which was signposted as Rosário. When I tried to locate it on the Google Maps it was marked as Vargem. The church (Igreja do Rosário) was beautifully lit by the sunshine for a moment but when I stopped to take a photo the sun was mostly gone.

Last year in Poland I was passing a small village named Różaniec which means rosary in Polish. I thought it was quite a particular name for a village. Surprisingly, this year I found its “sister village” on Madeira. Rosário of course translates from Portuguese as rosary. This reminded me the famous Apparitions of Fatima, Portugal where the children heard a heavenly voice saying: ‘Pray the rosary every day to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war.’

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