Month: February 2022

Carlos, “baby Jesus”

Carlos, “baby Jesus” Carlos Cruz’s childhood is closely linked to the Hospital Colónia Rovisco Pais (HCRP) in Tocha. The memories of that place – “an authentic garden”, as he calls it, accompanied him all his life and traveled with him when at the age of 19 he went to live in Marinha Grande. Throughout his …

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Mr. Maia, baker

Mr. Maia, baker Manuel Maia de Jesus was from Tocha and when he was a kid he remembers the construction of the Hospital and the ox carts loaded with materials. In 1961 he started working at the Hospital’s bakery, as a baker’s assistant. He had been in the profession for a few years now. He …

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