The Irmandade de Nossa Senhora da Boa Morte (Sisterhood of Our Lady of the Good Death) was born around 150 years ago in the quarters that housed the slaves of the sugarcane mills. It was formed exclusively by black women with the
intention of freeing slaves or helping them to flee, sending them to the Quilombo do Malaquias (Malaquias Village) in Terra Vermelha (Red Earth), in the rural zone of the city. After the abolition of slavery, the sisters approached the Catholic
Church and founded the entity that functions today in a set of four eighteenth-century townhouses. The strength of women is honored every year in August, during the Festa da Boa Morte (Festival of the Good Death) celebration.
The Good Death Festival
One of the most import liturgical celebrations of Brazilian faith takes place in the month of August in the City of Cachoeira, located near all Saint’s Bay…
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