||Fernando Pessoa -
halo encircles you?
It is the sword that, swirling,
Makes the lofty air lose
Its dark, soft blue.
But what sword is it that, raised aloft,
Makes that halo in the sky?
It is Excalibur, the anointed blade,
Which King Arthur bestowed upon you.
St. Portugal in essence,
Raise your sword like a torch
To light the path for us."
The sword of Nun'Alvares Pereira
Constable of Portugal (1360-1431)
holy warrior upon the side door of the enclosure of the
chapel of Nossa Senhora dos
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Alvares Pereira was a great leader
and a military holy. During the Aljubarrota battle he helped
the Spaniards from the territory of Portugal. He was born on June 24,
1360 in Cernache do Bomjardim, was married when he was 16
old and had 3 children. His daughter married a natural child of Dom
Joao I, Afonso the first Duke of Braganza. O Bem-Aventurado Nuno de
Santa Maria Pereira moreu a 1 de Abril de 1431. Blessed Nuno de Santa
Maria Pereira died on April 1, 1431.