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André and Georgette Cnudde

André and Georgette Cnudde

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Chronicle of the life and work of the couple composed by André and Georgette Cnudde, benefactors of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa. This book tells the story of the Belgian couple, who arrived in Portugal in the mid-30s of the 20th century, characters who were always discreet at a time marked by resounding historical upheavals. “The entire journey of the Cnudde is punctuated by tracks that time erased, more effectively thanks to their opaque posture, which kept an existence lived inside doors, a sacred border of their intimacy that few have crossed […]. However, some facts tear this dome of reserve and make known the benefactor and solidarity nature of the couple. Of these, the reports of some neighbors stand out about the support always discreetly provided to the most needy. Or the reception of five children, at the time tutored by the Misericórdia de Lisboa, girls who tried to raise as their own in the house in Albarraque. Without forgetting the ultimate gift, by instituting Santa Casa as their universal heir, a gesture that rescues them from the shadows where they always chose to live and perpetuates their memory as generous benefactors of the Misericórdia de Lisboa”. This book is the third volume of the Colecção Meméritos SCML, an editorial series that makes known the benefactors of the secular institution, men and women who, over more than 500 years, have contributed to the Santa Casa's mission of good causes through the their legacies, inheritances and donations.

Author: Ana Gomes
Collection: Meritorious - Volume 3

Year of publication: 2010
Editor: Editorial Center | Culture Directorate
ISBN: 9789728761844

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