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 goal.
The blog has been a major success since its inception on January 11, 2013. The blog started bilingual, English and Portuguese, and it is 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 can click 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.
The blog includes meditations on Catholicism with a dedication to the Holy Spirit, to show His influence on Christianity and move Christians closer to God.
The Holy Spirit has called me to study Theology independently, to document my studies, and communicate them to the world. The Holy Spirit commended in 2018 the Filipinos, because their country will become the center of evangelization before Christ Second Coming.
Born in the city of Horta, Azores, Portugal, on August 1954, I lived till October 1973 in the nearby parish 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 live in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. My wife was born in 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 in Medicine by Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, and is a writer of Medicine; Andrea has earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Rhode Island, North Kingston, RI, and has joined Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI.
I got undergraduates degrees in Math and Computer Science by Rhode Island College, Providence, RI, and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) in Accounting by Bryant University, Smithfield, RI. I 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 wire and cable manufacturer, and took early retirement in September 2007, when the company was acquired by a competitor.