ACI Prensa Staff, Aug 29, 2023 / 16:30 pm
Little André Luiz Maganha asked his parents for a chapel as a present for his seventh birthday, so they decided to build one as part of their home remodeling project. The chapel was dedicated July 9 in Bauru in the Brazilian state of São Paulo, where the family lives.
According to Eder and Jaqueline Maganha, André’s parents, the boy wanted a chapel with wooden pews, stained-glass windows, and statues, which were chosen by André himself.
The chapel can seat 14 people. It has a pulpit and an altar, but no tabernacle. The day the chapel was blessed, 80 people were in attendance.
“We were remodeling the house. André said that he wanted a chapel for his birthday. So we stopped the remodeling and looked at how we were going to do it,” Jaqueline Maganha told ACI Digital, CNA’s Portuguese-language news partner.