In The Light of Faith
As part of the annual pilgrimage to the chapel of Sra da Cabeça ( Our lady of the Head ) in Freixieiro de Soutelo, Portugal, many devoted men, women and children, travel many kilometers to pay tribute to the saint and pay their promises.
The saint ( Sra da Cabeça) , is said to have miracle capabilities in resolving problems related to the head and to children that have problems in school.
After praying inside the church in front of the saint, the pilgrims take turns walking around the church in silence in a pre-determined number of turns.
The sound around the church is only of the birds in the trees that surround it, and the footsteps of the devoted that whisper their prayers in to the light that pierces the leaves.