A Padroeira

A Padroeira (English: The Patroness) was a Brazilian soap opera produced and broadcast by Rede Globo, between 18 June 2001, and 23 February 2002, and presented in 215 chapters.

A Padroeira
The Patroness
Created byWalcyr Carrasco
StarringDeborah Secco
Luigi Baricelli
Maurício Mattar
Elizabeth Savalla
Patrícia França
Luís Melo
Otávio Augusto
Susana Vieira
Paulo Goulart
Mariana Ximenes
Rodrigo Faro
Murilo Rosa
Laura Cardoso
Cecil Thiré
Bianca Byington
Lu Grimaldi
Taumaturgo Ferreira
Daniel de Oliveira
Andréa Avancini
Opening theme"A Padroeira"
Country of originBrazil
Original languagePortuguese
No. of episodes215
Running time45 minutes
Original networkRede Globo
Original release18 June 2001 (2001-06-18) –
23 February 2002 (2002-02-23)
Preceded byEstrela-Guia
Followed byCoração de Estudante

It was written by Walcyr Carrasco in collaboration with Duca Rachid and directed by Walter Avancini, and had Deborah Secco, Luigi Baricelli, Maurício Mattar, Mariana Ximenes, Luís Melo, Patrícia França, Paulo Goulart, Rodrigo Faro, Susana Vieira, Otávio Augusto and Elizabeth Savalla in leading roles.



In the turbulent 18th century, Valentim and Cecília are two young people who fall in love but belong to different worlds and will have to fight many for their happiness.

It all begins in 1717 with the arrival in Brazil of Conde de Assumar and his small entourage, including the young Cecília de Sá. The group is attacked by a gang of robbers led by Molina, who kidnaps the girl, enchanted by her beauty. But Valentim comes to her rescue, giving birth to a love that forever changes the lives of the two. Their future is compromised: as soon as Cecília comes home and discovers that her father, Dom Lourenço de Sá, already has a suitor for her hand, the rich and powerful nobleman Dom Fernão de Avelar.

Valentim's past is also a hindrance to the union of the couple: for having refused to deliver the map of some gold mines to the Crown, Valentim's father was considered a traitor, imprisoned and killed in a cell in Lisbon. Valentim was raised by a lawyer uncle, the poet Manuel Cintra. Despite his noble and chivalrous nature, he is broken by the power of the village.

Motivated by his love for Cecília, Valentim goes to great lengths to prove his father's innocence. To do so, he will fight to find the gold mine map. Cecília, who doesn't yield easily to the will of her father, was not enchanted by Dom Fernão, who is rude, gross and arrogant. Humiliated by the rejection, Dom Fernão swears to take revenge and promises that Cecília will be his at any price.

Gold mines are also the interest to assume that the Count carried with him documents that would take them, but were stolen by Molina's gang. This articulates a plan with Blanca de Sevilla, a Spanish woman of Gypsy origin who came to Brazil fleeing the Inquisition, to infiltrate the society of Guaratinguetá and find out where is the map where Molina killed the Jesuit and steal his habit and part of the village, where he is received into the church by Padre José and Juiz Honorato Vilela, who did not distrust the deceiver. Meanwhile, Blanca gets involved with Valentim, taking advantage of his troubled romance with Cecília.

Also the fishermen of the town of Guaratinguetá have a constant struggle: the recognition of the cult of Our Lady of Aparecida, who performed miracles after his image has been found for them in the Paraiba do Sul River and want to take some powerful ambition to its logical conclusion. But the well has a powerful weapon, because when your faith gets to the heart, miracles happen in all the appearances of marriage and suffer silently with the infidelity of a strong friend and ambitious Filipe Pedroso, a cold man, who takes over the action directly, after the mysterious disappearance of his partner, the rich and admired businessman Dom Agostinho de Miranda.


Actor Character
Deborah Secco Cecília de Sá
Luigi Baricelli Valentim Coimbra
Maurício Mattar Dom Fernão de Avelar
Elizabeth Savalla Imaculada de Avelar
Patrícia França Blanca de Sevilla
Luís Melo Molina
Susana Vieira Dorothéia Lopes Cintra (Dodô)
Otávio Augusto Manuel Cintra (Mr. Poet)
Paulo Goulart Dom Lourenço de Sá
Mariana Ximenes Izabel de Avelar
Rodrigo Faro Faustino Pereira
Murilo Rosa Diogo Soares Cabral
Bianca Byington Gertudes de Sá
Cecil Thiré Captain Antunes
Lu Grimaldi Joaquina Cabral Mendonça
Taumaturgo Ferreira Judge Honorato Vilela
Laura Cardoso Silvana da Rocha
Gustavo Haddad Luís Antunes
Daniel de Oliveira Priest Gregório
Karina Barum Tiburcina
Andréa Avancini Delfina
Fábio Villa Verde Brás de Sá (O Alferes)
Cláudio Gabriel João Alves
Cecília Dassi Zoé
Renata Nascimento Marcelina de Sá
Luiz Antônio do Nascimento Damião
Samuel Mello Cosme
Mariah da Penha Eusébia
Roberto Bomtempo Aguilar
Iléa Ferraz Pureza
Cida Moreno Rosário
Jandir Ferrari Inocêncio
Lidi Lisboa Brásia
Dani Ornellas Benta da Silva
Flávio Ozório Jacinto
Fernando Almeida Gil
Emanuelle Soncini Tonha (Antônia)
Pablo Sobral Cirilo
Luciano Vianna Tabaco
Renata Peret Bartira

First phaseEdit

Actor Character
Yoná Magalhães Úrsula
Othon Bastos Priest José
Stênio Garcia Dom Antônio Cabral
Norton Nascimento Zacarias
Isaac Bardavid Filipe Pedroso
Jackson Antunes Atanásio Pedroso
António Marques Count of Assumar
Ida Gomes Zuleica
Roney Villela João Fogaça
Denise Milfont Mariquinhas
Maria Ribeiro Rosa Maria
Raquel Nunes Celeste
Carlos Gregório Domingos Martins Correia
Rafael Rodrigo Miguel
Alexandre Drummond Tiago

Special participationEdit

Actor Character
Felipe Camargo Frei Tomé
Giulia Gam Antonieta Miranda
Isabel Fillardis Clarice dos Anjos
Cláudio Corrêa e Castro Dom Agostinho Miranda
Tássia Camargo Generosa
Stepan Nercessian João da Cruz
Natália Lage Ana
Ana Paula Tabalipa Agnes

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