José dos Santos Ferreira Moura, known as Padre Moura, was born on the 29th of April of 1839.
In 1873, Padre Moura became Abbot of Foz, and he was surely one of the most popular and beloved Ministers of the small fishing village. He was dedicated to charity and social causes, having perpetuated his legacy by funding the Associação dos Socorros Mútuos da Foz do Douro (Association of Mutual Aid of Foz do Douro) and also the Banda Marcial da Foz(Foz’s Marcial Band), the latter still exists today.
In 1924, during building works made in the cemetery, there was the need to move the coffin of Padre Moura. When the men were lifting the coffin, they found the uncorrupted body of Padre Moura, buried for 37 years. Imagine the fright.
Due to a will of the population, the body was placed in a special mausoleum, in a marble tomb topped with a crystal display case, where he can be visited and admired daily.
Name = José dos Santos Ferreira Moura
Age at death = 48
Sex = male
Dates = 1839–1887
Site = cemetery of Foz do Douro
Location = Portugal