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Dumont is now on the path to two branches of the Caminho da Fé, the Padre Donizetti which has a starting point in Sertãozinho - Tambaú, and the Sertãozinho branch to Aparecida.

The Caminho da Fé, inspired by the famous Santiago de Compostela, receives several pilgrims and bicigrinos throughout the year, with a considerable increase in the month of October.

The Municipality's patron saint is the Holy Immaculate Conception, who gave its name to the beautiful church located in the central square of DUMONT. The beautiful rural Chapels are also highlighted in the Rural Faith Route that involves the municipalities of Sertãozinho, Dumont and Barrinha.

Path of Faith

The Caminho da Fé (Brazil), inspired by the ancient Camino de Santiago de Compostela (Spain), was created to provide structure for people who have always made pilgrimages to the National Sanctuary of Aparecida, offering them the necessary support points and infrastructure. The idea for its creation came after one of the organizers walked the well-known Spanish path twice.
Imbued with the purpose of creating something similar in Brazil, he invited some friends to whom he explained his plans, having received a prompt welcome from them. Thus, the trio composed of Almiro Grings, Clóvis Tavares de Lima and Iracema Tamashiro and initially helped by other volunteer friends, including Aparecida de Lourdes Dezena Cabrelon, began the first contacts with city halls and parishes in the cities through which the trail would pass. . (CAMINHO DA FÉ / 2021), The municipality of Dumont is part of this important religious route in 2 branches: the Padre Donizete Branch from Sertãozinho to Tambaú and the Sertãozinho to Aparecida Branch, totaling 571 km.

Hundreds of pilgrims and bicyclists (those who travel by bicycle) participate in the journey and stay at the Pousada do Peregrino, 15 kilometers from the starting municipality of Sertãozinho, SP.

In this welcoming rural space, the Farm has, in addition to accommodation, a restaurant, fishing grounds and a huge green area to relax after hours of walking.

Thousands of pilgrims follow the path of faith annually, with the exception of the last two years when it was closed for a long period in compliance with municipal decrees to combat the COVID 19 Pandemic.

Other religious itineraries such as the Caminho Rural da Fé between the municipalities of Barrinha and Dumont, totaling 29 kilometers covering several chapels in rural environments, the majority of participants are from the municipalities that make up the Caminhos da Mogiana tourist region and has grown with each year, considering that the Region has at least 1,400,000 inhabitants, large growth is expected as soon as there is greater flexibility.

Immaculate Conception Parish

Imaculada Conceição Catholic Mother Church, there are no records dating its construction or registration documents for its land. It is speculated that the Church is a building from the beginning of the 20th century, being more or less from the year 1922. It is an English style building, according to recent surveys it is believed that the church would have been built with the intention of being an Anglican-style Protestant church and which, before it became a parish, would have been a private chapel of the Lords of the Former English Dumont Coffee Company.

Interesting fact of the story, it is said that Mr. Arthur Zanarotti, who was a train guard on the Estrada de Ferro da Fazenda Dumont, once a month, went to the city of Ribeirão Preto, with a locomotive on rails, to pick up the priest to pray mass in the church, attended by the company's directors as well as the farm's settlers.

The land where the central square that bears the same name as the parish is located was a donation from the church to the municipality, for which there is no specific date or records. There is evidence that the church was a redeemer for many other lands around it, which were sold to help build Brodowski's seminary.

Immaculate Conception Parish

Since 1980, several families of Minas Gerais origin, Catholics, lived at Fazenda Santa Maria, and several Sunday services were held in the houses of the colonies. In 1981, Mr. Pedro Guidi, responding to the families' requests, built a chapel in 1981 and to this day masses are celebrated in the location, receiving pilgrims and bicyclists for celebrations and visits.

Built in 2004, the Chapel was built in a rural area of Fazenda São Sebastião and also remains open every day to welcome visitors, especially those from the Caminho da Fé Rural Route between the municipalities of Sertãozinho, Barrinha and Dumont, even during the pandemic. COVID 19, visitors in small numbers were able to say their prayers in the Chapel which is always open to the Public.

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