December 31, 2018
I express my deepest appreciation to all my Facebook friends and readers of my blog who congratulated me on my August 5 birthday.
I have created this post to communicate with my blog readers, and this is the fourth time I use the post for the purpose.
The blog has been a major success since its inception on January 11, 2013. The blog started bilingual, English and Portuguese, and it is currently tetralingual including Spanish and French.
Annual views: 21,568 in 2013 ― 34,114 in 2014 ― 64,841 in 2015 ― 69,595 in 2016 ― 64,341 in 2017 ― 58,588 in 2018.
Visitors: 9,834 in 2013 ― 16,470 in 2014 ― 37,895 in 2015 ― 39,456 in 2016 ― 37,298 in 2017 ― 27,321 in 2018.
Publications (articles): 79 articles in 2013 ― 342 in 2014 ― 459 in 2015 ― 584 in 2017 ― 485 in 2017 ― 650 in 2018.
We list below some popular articles of the blog. You may click in any of the 10 links to retrieve its corresponding article.
Philippines Package (for Filipinos)
Countries with most views are in decreasing order.
USA, Portugal and Brazil in 2013,
United States, Brazil and Portugal in 2014,
United States, Brazil and Philippines in 2015,
United States, Brazil and Philippines in 2016,
United States, Philippines and Brazil in 2017.
United States, Philippines and United Kingdom in 2018.
This blog consists of meditations on Catholicism with a special devotion to the Holy Spirit. We intend to show the influence of the Holy Spirit on Christianity and move Christians closer to God.
We present multiple articles concerning the Holy Spirit, such as Holy Spirit’s Gifts and Fruits, and the Counselor has lately directed us to discuss The End Times.
The Holy Spirit has recently commanded me to write to the Philippines. because this country will become the center of evangelization in the world prior to Christ Second Coming. I had written 80 letters to the Filipinos on December 31, 2018.
Born in the city of Horta, Azores, Portugal, on August 1954, I lived till October 1973 in the nearby village of Castelo Branco. I graduated from the Horta lyceum as a distinct student, served as a navigation officer in the Portuguese Air Force from 1973 till 1976, and immigrated to the United States on June 1976.
I married Noémia in November 1979 and we have always lived in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. My wife is originally from the parish of Santo Amaro, island of São Jorge, Azores. We have two daughters, Alexandra, 37, and Andrea 26. Alexandra has completed a post-doctorate by Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, and is a technical writer of Medicine; Andrea has earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Rhode Island, North Kingston, RI, and has recently joined a Personnel Placement company.
I got undergraduates degrees in Math and Computer Science by Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) with concentration in Accounting by Bryant University, Smithfield, RI. I also completed advanced graduate studies in Computer Information Systems by the university.
I was an engineer for about 30 years with American Insulated Wire, Pawtucket, RI, a leader in wire and cable manufacturing, and took early retirement in September 2007 when the company was acquired by a competitor.
The Spirit of God has called me to study Theology independently, to document findings, and to communicate them to the world. Come Holy Ghost … and renew the face of the Earth!