“Passos” (steps) from the streets to the stations of penance
Since its Portuguese origins, the Procession of “Passos”, held during Lent, has been involved in popular religiosity, with a great deal of mysticism.
During the journey, it is common to see barefoot penitents, including children, shrouded or dressed in the likeness of the image of Jesus Christ, also carrying crosses on their backs.
The encounter of the Lord of the Steps images with Our Lady, as well as the “falls” are moments of great emotion of the popular devotees present at the event.
Although Via Sacra has 14 stations, in Campo Maior we find only 5, called “passos” (steps), located in the following locations: