NEW INFORMATION ABOUT JOHN OF BOLOGNA

In an entry on this WEBSITE dated JANUARY 28, 2021 titled “ORANTE STATUE OF CARDINAL RODRIGO DE CASTRO” he defended that in Spain there were only two works by Juan de Bolonia, The Orante Statue of the Cardinal and Philip III of the Plaza Mayor in Madrid . After a little research I have to correct what was written in that 2021 entry and share with our friends that there are at least 5 works by Juan de Bolonia, different from each other because they are three made of bronze, one made of marble and another made of paper as it is a drawing. for a font project.

Therefore, the catalog of the works of Juan de Bolonia in Spain would look like this:

1.- Praying Statue of Cardinal Rodrigo de Castro. Church of the Royal College of Nª Sª de la Antigua PP. Piarists.

2.- Equestrian statue of King Felipe III. Plaza Mayor of Madrid.

3.- Christ Crucified. Cathedral Museum of Lugo and from the Royal College of Nª Sª de la Antigua PP. Piarists.

4.- Allegory of Francis I de’ Medici. Marble plate. Prado Museum, Madrid.

5.- Fountain of Hercules, preparatory drawing for the creation of said fountain, on paper. Prado Museum, Madrid.

JAG 2024

COMMEMORATIVE ACTIVITIES 150 YEARS OF PISARIAN PRESENCE IN MONFORTE DE LEMOS

Now ending the 2023-24 academic year in which we have celebrated 150 years of the presence of the PP. Piarists in Monforte, we give an account here of the activities that we have developed during this course:

MARCH 30, 2023 CONFERENCE 500 YEARS SINCE THE BIRTH OF CARDINAL RODRIGO DE CASTRO– FELIPE AIRA PARDO. SCHOOL ASSEMBLY ROOM

SEPTEMBER 9, 2023. Concert by the “Pulso e Púa de Arousa” orchestra

SEPTEMBER 11, 2023. WELCOME DAY START OF NEW COURSE “BIRTHDAY OF THE PIARISTS-150 YEARS- SCHOOL ESPLANADE

SEPTEMBER 12. Concert by MAIRE QUINTET within the framework of the activities of the CNSdlA Foundation and the International Sailing Brotherhood

OCTOBER 5, 2023. PRESENTATION OF THE RESTORATION OF THE CARDINAL RODRIGO DE CASTRO PAINTING– PINACOTECA DEL COLLEGE

OCTOBER 6, 2023. CONFERENCE: 150 YEARS OF THE PIARISTS IN MONFORTE– PEDRO GÓMEZ ÁLVAREZ- SCHOOL ASSEMBLY ROOM

OCTOBER 2023 SIGNATURE BOOK OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE: JOSÉ TOMÉ ROCA (MAYOR-PRESIDENT OF THE DEPUTATION) – FRANCISCO VÁZQUEZ PORTOMEÑE (EXCONSELLEIRO XUNTA DE GALICIA) – PEDRO GÓMEZ FERNÁNDEZ (RETIRED INSPECTOR OF EDUCATION) – MONSEÑOR FRANCISCO FROJÁN (SECRETARY OF STATE OF THE HOLY SEE)- FRANCISCO CONDE LÓPEZ (EX-VICE PRESIDENT AND EX-CONSELLEIRO OF THE XUNTA DE GALICIA)

APRIL 27, 2024. ADAGIO CONSERVATORY CONCERT – COLLEGE CHURCH

MAY 24, 2024. PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK “MONFORTE, 1951-52” BY XOSÉ DE VALBUXÁN. In the School Assembly Hall.

JUNE 1, 2024. 150 YEARS CELEBRATION LUNCH. 12:00 CHURCH CELEBRATION, 1:00 PM OPEN DAY. 14:00 LUNCH IN THE MONUMENTAL CLOISTER

JUNE 25, 2024. Participation of the Royal College of PP. Monforte Piarists at the conference organized by the Galician Culture Council entitled “EMPC #44 Heritage Interventions in the Nosa Señora da Antiga School (Monforte de Lemos): Past, Present and Future”

JAG 2024

CELEBRATION OF 150 YEARS OF THE PIARISTS IN MONFORTE

On June 1, Saturday, at the headquarters of the Royal College of the Piarist Fathers of Monforte, held events celebrating the 150 years of Piarist presence in Monforte de Lemos. A Eucharist at 12:00, a time of open doors in which former students were able to witness the innovations at the School, and a fraternity meal arriving at 2:00 p.m. that lasted until 5:00 p.m. A hundred people attended, including former students, teachers and Piarists. It is worth highlighting the presence of the mayor of Monforte and president of the Provincial Council of Lugo, Mr. José Tomé Roca; Mr. Francisco Conde, former Minister of Industry of the Xunta de Galicia and today a deputy in Madrid, but above all alumni coming from distant places to share the day and celebrate the meeting with their former colleagues.

JAG 2024

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

JAG 2024

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.

JAG 2024

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.

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