17 Sights in Ourém, Portugal (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in Ourém, Portugal. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 17 sights are available in Ourém, Portugal.

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1. São Vicente de Paulo

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São Vicente de Paulo Simon François de Tours (1606-1671) / Public domain

Vincent de Paul, commonly known as Saint Vincent de Paul, was a French Catholic priest who dedicated himself to serving the poor. In 1622 Vincent was appointed a chaplain to the galleys. After working for some time in Paris among imprisoned galley slaves, he returned to be the superior of what is now known as the Congregation of the Mission, or the "Vincentians". These priests, with vows of poverty, chastity, obedience, and stability, were to devote themselves entirely to the people in smaller towns and villages. Vincent was zealous in conducting retreats for clergy at a time when there was great laxity, abuse, and ignorance among them. He was a pioneer in clerical training and was instrumental in establishing seminaries, and founder of the Congregation of the Mission and Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul.

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2. Santo Inácio de Loiola

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Santo Inácio de Loiola AnonymousUnknown author / Public domain

Ignatius of Loyola, S. J. , venerated as Saint Ignatius of Loyola, was a Spanish Catholic priest and theologian, who, with Peter Faber and Francis Xavier, founded the religious order of the Society of Jesus, and became the first Superior General of the Society of Jesus, in Paris, in 1541. He envisioned the purpose of the Society of Jesus to be missionary work and teaching. Unlike members of other religious orders in the church; who take the vows of chastity, obedience and poverty; members of the Jesuit society also take a fourth vow of obedience to the Pope, to engage in projects ordained by the pontiff. Jesuits were instrumental in leading the Counter-Reformation.

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3. São João Bosco e São Domingos Sávio

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São João Bosco e São Domingos Sávio Attributed to Carlo Felice Deasti / Public domain

John Melchior Bosco, popularly known as Don Bosco [ˈdɔm ˈbɔsko, bo-], was an Italian Catholic priest, educator, and writer of the 19th century. While working in Turin, where the population suffered many of the ill-effects of industrialization and urbanization, he dedicated his life to the betterment and education of street children, juvenile delinquents, and other disadvantaged youth. He developed teaching methods based on love rather than punishment, a method that became known as the Salesian Preventive System.

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4. Santo António de Lisboa

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Santo António de Lisboa Francisco de Zurbarán / Public domain

Anthony or Antony of Padua or Anthony of Lisbon was a Portuguese Catholic priest and friar of the Franciscan Order. He was born and raised by a wealthy family in Lisbon, Portugal, and died in Padua, Italy. Noted by his contemporaries for his powerful preaching, expert knowledge of scripture, and undying love and devotion to the poor and the sick, he was one of the most quickly canonized saints in church history. He was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius XII on 16 January 1946.

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5. Santa Teresa de Ávila

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Santa Teresa de Ávila Pietro Novelli / Public domain

Teresa de Ávila, O. C. D. , known as Santa Teresa de Jesus, born Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda Y Ahumada, was a Carmelite, Mystic and Catholic Santa Catholic nun, important for her works on contemplative and spiritual life and her performance during her Against renovation. She was also one of the reformers of the Carmelite Order and is considered co-founder of the Order of Carmelites Barefoot, along with St. John of the Cross.

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6. São Francisco de Sales

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São Francisco de Sales User Kelson on fr.wikipedia / Public domain

Francis de Sales was a Bishop of Geneva and is revered as a saint in the Catholic Church. He became noted for his deep faith and his gentle approach to the religious divisions in his land resulting from the Protestant Reformation. He is known also for his writings on the topic of spiritual direction and spiritual formation, particularly the Introduction to the Devout Life and the Treatise on the Love of God.

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7. Cruz Alta

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High Cross is a 34-meter-high monument built on August 29, 2007 and located in the Fable Reserve. It was created by artist Robert Shade. It was built to replace the ancient 27-meter-high cross that marked the end of the holy year of 1950/1951, and it sits at the bottom of the place of prayer, where, now, the base plate of Holy Three is. And he gave them the king's sanctuary in the form of an altar.

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8. São João de Deus

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John of God was a Portuguese soldier turned health-care worker in Spain, whose followers later formed the Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God, a worldwide Catholic religious institute dedicated to the care of the poor, sick, and those suffering from mental disorders. He has been canonized by the Catholic Church, and is considered one of the leading religious figures in the Iberian Peninsula.

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9. São Simão Stock

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São Simão Stock Pietro Novelli / Public domain

Simon Stock, an Englishman who lived in the 13th century, was an early Prior of the Carmelite religious order. Little is known about his life with any historical certainty. The Blessed Virgin Mary is traditionally said to have appeared to him and given him the Carmelite habit, the Brown Scapular. Thus, popular devotion to Simon Stock is usually associated with devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

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10. São Marcelino Champagnat

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São Marcelino Champagnat Ravery / Public domain

Marcellin Joseph Benedict Champagnat, also known as Saint Marcellin Champagnat, was born in Le Rosey, village of Marlhes, near St. Etienne (Loire), France. He was the founder of the Marist Brothers, a religious congregation of brothers in the Catholic Church devoted to Mary and dedicated to education. His feast day is 6 June, his death anniversary.

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11. Santo Afonso Maria de Ligório

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Santo Afonso Maria de Ligório / Public domain

Alphonsus Liguori, sometimes called Alphonsus Maria de Liguori or Alphonsus Liguori, was an Italian Catholic bishop, spiritual writer, composer, musician, artist, poet, lawyer, scholastic philosopher, and theologian. He founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, known as the Redemptorists, in November 1732.

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12. São Nuno de Santa Maria

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São Nuno de Santa Maria Unknown authorUnknown author / Public domain

D. Nuno Álvares Pereira, O. Carm. was a Portuguese general of great success who had a decisive role in the 1383-1385 Crisis that assured Portugal's independence from Castile. He later became a mystic and was beatified by Pope Benedict XV, in 1918, and canonised by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009.

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13. Santa Beatriz da Silva

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Santa Beatriz da Silva / Public domain

Beatrice of Silva, also known as Beatriz da Silva y de Menezes and as Beatriz de Menezes da Silva, was a noblewoman of Portugal, who became the foundress of the monastic Order of the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady in Spain. She is honored as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.

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14. São João Baptista de La Salle

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São João Baptista de La Salle Unknown authorUnknown author / Public domain

Jean-Baptiste de La Salle was a French priest, educational reformer, and founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. He is a saint of the Catholic Church and the patron saint for teachers of youth. He is referred to both as La Salle and as De La Salle.

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15. São João da Cruz

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São João da Cruz Arnold van Westerhout / Public domain

John of the Cross, venerated as Saint John of the Cross, was a Spanish Catholic priest, mystic, and a Carmelite friar of converso origin. He is a major figure of the Counter-Reformation in Spain, and he is one of the thirty-seven Doctors of the Church.

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16. São João de Brito

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São João de Brito Grentidez / Public domain

John de Britto, also known as Arul Anandar, was a Portuguese Jesuit missionary and martyr, often called 'the Portuguese St Francis Xavier' by Indian Catholics. He can be called the John the Baptist of India.

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17. Basílica de Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Fátima

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The Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary is a Roman Catholic church and minor basilica in the Sanctuary of Fátima in Cova da Iria, in the civil parish of Fátima, in the municipality of Ourém in Portugal.

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