Irmã Dulce's Shrine
The Shrine of the Blessed Dulce dos Pobres, also known as the Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Mother of God, started operating in 2003 and has been built thanks to the help of and donations from believers. The shrine is located in Salvador, next to the headquarters of the Irmã Dulce Social Works (OSID), in Largo de Roma, and has a capacity for more than 1,000 people seated. The church began to be built in 2002, from the Brick Campaign (“Campanha do Tijolo”), in the same place where in the 1940s Irma Dulce had built the Worker Circle of Bahia and the Roma Cinema.
It is in the shrine that the relics (the term used to designate the body or part of the body of the blessed or saints) of the Good Angel of Brazil are deposited in a space called the Relics Chapel - a circular room with a triple right foot, The tomb that holds the remains of the Mother of the Poor.
A place of devotion and faith, the Relics Chapel was opened on June 9, 2010, when the body of the Venerable Dulce was transferred from the Santo Antônio Chapel (located at the Memorial Irma Dulce) to her new address. The transfer was made after the exhumation of the nun’s body, followed by a vigil.