Our Lady of Good Voyage modeled after Azorean Church


Acores Post cards (2)

IMG_5286 Stitch

The current church was built in 1914, after the original church burned down.

The church was modeled after the Santa Maria Madelena church in Madelena, Pico, Azores, shown above in a mid 1900 circa post card.


  • I sailed to across the Atlantic in a 38′ wooden boat to the Azores from Gloucester. I sailed by Pico but went into the island of Faial. The very first think I noticed was that there were several churches built on the hill and they all looked familiar, just like Our Lady in Gloucester. The style being similar. It was a revelation to me at the time and I felt a deep connection and understood Our Lady and the Azorian community in Gloucester so much better.


  • jackie hutchings

    I love all these old postcards that are posted here! I collect them myself. Just great! Keep them coming


  • I just love that church!


  • I’m going to Pico, Faial and Sao Miguel in July with a group of my Portugee family members…I’ll be sure to look for that church and snap a few photos..


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