A very devout person who does not belong to any religious order or follow the guidance of any church. In general, the blessed acts in very poor and needy places, taking words of comfort, extolling religious sentiments and proposing life alternatives for the population. The most famous blessed of Brazil was Antonio Conselheiro, who worked in the Canudos region of Bahia between 1893 and 1897.
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Captaincy (or Donataria)
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
Basic Ecclesial Communities (CEBs)