THE MONASTERY OF SAN VICENTE DEL PINO FACILITATED THE FOUNDATION OF THE COLLEGE OF CARDENAL.

MONASTERY OF SAN VICENTE DEL PINO

In the light of the work entitled: “The town of Monforte in the light of the Cadastre of Ensenada (Part I)” An example of capital of a stately state “” by Rosa Mª Guntiñas Rodríguez, and specifically, in relation to the College of the Cardinal news of the first documents dating from January 1592 and refer to five sales of land (vineyards, orchards, “leiras” or farms) of individuals (a silversmith, a tailor of the “Arrabal” and a neighbor of “Remberde”) “) And of some houses of Francisco Díaz and Francisco Rodríguez, which had brought them up the monastery of S. Vicente del Pino but that” the Count of Lemos (…) on behalf of said Mr. Cardinal asked us to sell him and monastery has agreed to build a College of the Society of Jesus (…) on the bridge of S. Lázaro (…) where grammar is going to be read ”.

Documents that highlight, once again, that the monastery of S. Vicente del Pino would have facilitated, as it will do in the case of the Convent of the Poor Clares, the construction of the College. Purchases that are complemented in February 1593 with a donation of land by the Council so that the College “had on the facade and in front of the square” 190, the College “whose dedication has to be (…) Our Madame de la Antigua ”191 which seems to contradict the provisions of the 1741 County Relationship.