Category:São Gonçalo de Lagos

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English: São Gonçalo was born in Lagos. His family were wealthy fishermen in the town and when he was still a boy he was sent to Lisbon to complete his studies. Whilst there he showed interesting in vocational demands of the priesthood and he decides to enter the Order of the Augustinians. He lived at the convent of Torres Vedras where he was well known for his preacher and his pastoral work, especially with the poorest and needy. He dedicated himself to spending time to teach catechism to the poorest children. He died on the 15 October 1422. Following the miracle in which he appeared to a shipwrecked relative who he said to guided to the shore and safety, he was beatified by Pope Pius VI in 1798. He is venerated by the fisherman of the town of his birth. He is celebrated in Lagos on October 27.

Gonçalo de Lagos 
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Date of birth1360
Date of death15 October 1422
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Gonçalo de Lagos (en); Gonçalo de Lagos (ca); Gonçalo de Lagos (de); Gonçalo de Lagos (pt) Gonçal de Lagos (ca); São Gonçalo de Lagos, Gonçalo de lagos (pt)


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