Georgina Rodriguez paid an unexpected visit to Fatima, Portugal, six months after the tragic loss of one of her twins.
With her weekend journey to the site where the Virgin Mary is supposed to have appeared to three children more than 100 years ago, the 28-year-old joined pilgrims and other religious devotees.
Her moving visit to the shrine came after her Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo skipped the club’s pre-season tour due to a ‘family matter.’
His absence was attributed at the time to the couple’s ongoing efforts to overcome the agony of losing their newborn boy on April 18 after Georgina gave birth.
His sister, called Bella Esmeralda by her adoring parents, spent her first family vacation in Majorca this summer.
Georgina went to the Fatima Sanctuary to seek spiritual guidance, stating in an Instagram post accompanying a series of photographs, ‘Carry on leading and illuminating my path, tiny virgin,’ followed by a heart and angel emoticon.
Kate and Gerry McCann visited the holy shrine of Fatima in Ourem, a 90-minute drive north of Lisbon, in May 2007 to pray for the safe return of their missing daughter Madeleine.
Georgina’s religious faith has been displayed previously.
In the first season of I Am Georgina, she went to her hometown cathedral in Jaca, northern Spain, to pray.
‘So many prayers at your feet, so many wishes and tears,’ she wrote accompanying a photo she posted on Instagram at the time of Jesus on the cross.
‘I am finally reunited with you today. Thank you for illuminating my path and always being at my side.’
Her partner’s future at Manchester United remains uncertain, with recent speculations tying him to an emotional homecoming to Sporting Lisbon.
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