At the moment one of the paintings of the Church of the School is in process of restoration, in particular it is a picture of 1666 of San Francisco de Borja. It is an oil on canvas, 123 x 162 cm. The painting was in very poor condition and urgent intervention was necessary. At the end of the restoration process we will give an account of the result of the same
Upon being elected Provincial of the Pious Schools, Fr. Jorge Iván Ruiz Cortizo will become, according to the statutes, patron of our Foundation. Father Jorge Ivan is from Madrid and currently lives in Santander. Congratulations. P. Ivan.
According to our information, soon the building of the College of Our Lady of Antigua will be declared a Cultural Interest Site by the Xunta de Galicia. We hope it will be soon
On Saturday, December 22, at 8:00 pm, at the Church of Our Lady of La Antigua-Escolapios, a Choral concert took place, for which the “Colegio Nª Sª de la Antigua” Foundation ceded the use of the Church. The performance included the performances of the Choir ESO Colegio Escolapios, Coral de Ourense and Coral Polifónica Ayuntamiento de Monforte. He highlighted the magnificent quality of our school’s choir.
Fr. Javier Agudo García, current manager of the Foundation of the College of Nª Sª de la Antigua in Galicia, has donated to the Foundation, to be exhibited in the Pinacoteca a collection of prehistoric objects among which point arrowheads of exquisite invoice.
Just in time to celebrate solemnly the celebration of the Patron Saint of the School – San José de Calasanz-, he completed the cleaning of the Altarpiece of Francisco de Moure carried out by Mrs. Vania López Arias. It has been practically a month of cleaning and consolidating the altarpiece that can finally be seen in all its splendor. The cultural heritage of the Monforte is thus improved and speaking better of the cultural past of the current capital of the Ribeira Sacra.
For the chapel of Continuing Prayer we have just installed a triple painting entitled “Triptych of Mary, Mother of God, with the children”. It has been painted by Fr. Javier Agudo in acrylics and contains three images. The central image is a painting of the Virgin Mary surrounded by children. The other two paintings are a San José de Calasanz with two children and the other San Joaquín and Santa Ana, grandparents of the baby Jesus. This triptych once closed presents the Guardian Angel with children praying .. The size of the set is 180 X 360 cm.
This triptych being within the school facilities is not visitable.