August 5, 2016
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 tralingual including Spanish and French. Annual views were 21,568 in 2013, 34,114 in 2014, and 64,841 in 2015. Visitors were 9,834 in 2013, 16,470 in 2014, and 37,895 in 2015.
We have published 79 articles in 2013, 342 in 2014, and 459 in 2015. We list below some popular articles of the blog. You may click in any of the 7 links to retrieve its corresponding article.
Countries with most views are in decreasing order USA, Portugal and Brazil in 2013, United States, Brazil and Portugal in 2014, and United States, Brazil and Philippines in 2015.
This blog consists of meditations on Catholicism with a special devotion to the Holy Spirit. We intend to show the influence of the Holy Ghost 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.
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, 35, and Andrea 24. 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!