In Póvoa de Varzim
As in Balasar there was no school for girls, Deolinda and Alexandrina were sent to study in Póvoa de Varzim. Alexandrina confesses she learned little. But her schooldays in Póvoa showed her that the urban life of a small town was very different from her rural parish. It allowed her also to experience the sea and to see the Church was under Republican persecution.
Main altar of the church of Povoa de Varzim where Alexandrina made her First Communion.