Irmã Dulce's Memorial
Inaugurated in 1993, one year after the Bahian nun’s death, the Irmã Dulce Memorial (MID) is a permanent exhibition on the legacy of love and charity of the Good Angel of Brazil, gathering more than 800 pieces that help preserve and keep alive the Ideals of the religious. The habit she used, photographs, documents, and personal objects can be seen in the MID, which still preserves, intact, Sister Dulce's room, where is the chair in which she slept for more than thirty years because of a promise. Other striking facts of her life are remembered through mock-ups, books, diplomas and medals.
Among the pieces of the collection there is also the Santo Antônio image, from the nineteenth century, belonging to the religious family. She used to pray in front of this image. At Sister Dulce Social Works (OSID), she used to present the saint to visitors as the "treasurer of the house." The visit to the Memorial extends to the Chapel of the Relics, in the Shrine of Blessed Dulce of the Poor, where, since June 2010, her tomb has been found.
Irmã Dulce at the schools
With the purpose of spreading knowledge about the love and service trajectory of the Good Angel of Brazil, the purpose of encouraging the discussion of universal values and the rescue of history with the new generations, Memorial Irmã Dulce created the educational project Irma Dulce: a dialogue with the education world. Directed to students from the state, municipal and private education networks, the program offers to those students the opportunity to learn about, appreciate and experience the legacy of the religious, through visits to the MID and participation in playing activities appropriate to the students age. These same activities can also be developed in the school environment, “Dulce at School”, an integral part of the project. Information about the program can be obtained by calling (71) 3310-1115; 3310-1261 or 0800-284-5284.
Offered by the MID, the course called Multipliers of Irma Dulce’s Life and Work aims to empower its participants, identified with the charisma, vision and values of the Good Angel, so that they become disseminators of this legacy as well as promoters of devotion. The program provides an immersion that rescues from the beginning the walk of love and service of the Blessed to the most current events related to the Social Works founded by the religious. During the module, participants will have access to a wealth of iconographic material, videos, and testimonies of former employees, former volunteers and former employees of OSID as well as the "children of Sister Dulce", among other testimonies. More information about the course by phone: (71) 3310-1115; 3310-1261; 0800-284-5284.