HAS A CHRIST OF MOURE BEEN IDENTIFIED?

In the MM archive. Poor Clares of Monforte, there is a document or record that tells us about the delivery made by Don Benito Rodríguez, priest and resident of the said town, in 1683, to the College of Nª Sª de la Antigua, of a wooden Holy Christ, a work de Moure. It is also stated that it will be a Castilian rod tall (about 83 cm).

We believe that this Holy Christ is the one currently in the sacristy. Baroque, of such good quality that the same donor describes it as “such a beautiful work.”

We attach here a photo of the Holy Christ and a transcription of the document or certificate of delivery of said image.

TRANSCRIPT IN SPANISH OF THE DELIVERY RECORD

THE RESTORATION OF THE CARDINAL’S PAINTING OFFICIALLY PRESENTED

Yesterday, as planned, the Cardinal’s painting was presented after its restoration. The Mayor and several of the councilors were present, as well as Mr. Pablo Blanco, representing Father Javier Agudo, Managing Director of the foundation, who is on medical leave. Members of other associations and the general public were also present.

Once the painting was presented and enjoyed by all who wanted to see it, it occupied its usual place in the FCNSdlA art gallery.

PRESENTATION OF THE RESTORATION OF THE CARDINAL’S PAINTING

On October 4 at 11:30 in the morning the presentation of the restoration carried out on the painting of Cardinal Rodrigo de Castro will take place. The CREA restoration team has made it possible to clean and consolidate the canvas that already showed the wounds of time.

The Exmo. Mr. Mayor of Monforte Mr. José Tomé Roca will be present at this presentation since it has been the City Council of Monforte de Lemos who will bear the expenses of said restoration for the benefit of the culture of Monforte, in an example of collaboration between public institutions and private to value positively.

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CONFERENCE 150 YEARS OF THE PIARISTS IN MONFORTE

(J.A.G.) Next October 6, at 7:00 p.m., in the assembly hall of our school, Mr. PEDRO GÓMEZ (Inspector of Education, General Deputy Director of Educational Planning and General Deputy Director of Centers) will give a conference about the arrival of the Piarist Fathers to this school (1873) and the 150 years that they have been in charge of the training of numerous generations of students, as well as the maintenance of the building (declared BIC in February 2021). Admission is open to all those who are interested in learning more about the history of the School.

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THE CARDINAL’S CLOCK

(J.A.G.) When a painting is restored, sometimes strange, inexplicable and even funny things appear. This is what happened when cleaning the painting of Cardinal Rodrigo de Castro, which will soon be in perfect condition for exhibition.

It is the clock that is seen on a table next to the Cardinal. When I cleaned it and expanded it, the surprise was great, the dial of that watch does not have any logic. Perhaps the painter’s ignorance of Roman numerals. Perhaps the painter had never seen a watch in his life, since in the 16th century, a watch was a very, very luxury item. Perhaps that is why the cardinal has his portrait taken next to a clock.

On this watch, the dial is not properly oriented, there are missing hours and the eight hours are listed twice, once as VIII and once as IIX.

Enjoy the clock anecdote.

CELEBRATING 150 YEARS

(J.A.G.) This morning the entire school celebrated the 150 years of the presence of the PP. Piarists in Monforte de Lemos. Students, teachers and parents have participated in the “congratulations” ceremony for those not inconsiderable 150 years.

With some photos we bear witness to our happy anniversary.

BASKETBALL PAVEMENT

(J.A.G.) Within the actions approved by the Monforte City Council and in collaboration with the Royal College and Nª Sª de la Antigua Foundation, paving has begun on the school’s basketball court located in front of the sports center.

It will be given a polished cement finish and corresponding paint.

We are preparing for the beginning of the course that marks the 150th year of the presence of the PP. Piarists in Monforte de Lemos

THE RESTORATION OF THE PAINTING OF CARDINAL RODRIGO DE CASTRO MOVES FORWARD

Once the restoration work on this work in our Pinacoteca has begun, the results are encouraging. The cleaning tests and the cleaning carried out demonstrate the magnificent work carried out by the Crea company team.

The canvas, torn apart due to the seams of the canvases that make up the entire work, had to be repaired. They will be sewn again by hand, which will restore the tension necessary for proper installation to the canvas.

Work has been done on the frame and side bands will be added to facilitate fastening to the frame and its final installation.

With some photos we illustrate what was said.

PREPARING THE COURSE 23-24

These days the FCNSdlA has tackled the painting of the entrance to Primary and the climb to classes, something that was already sorely needed. The institutional colors blue and orange have been used to create a cheerful and clean environment.

One of the Foundation’s tasks is to support the Real Colegio PP. Piarists in their needs. We will shortly inform about the aid both in material and in scholarships and dining room scholarships that the foundation has provided, as well as the material improvements in which it has contributed.

With three photos we illustrate the intervention in the Primary stairs

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