The Voice of Galicia echoes today the 400 years of the consecration of the church of Our Lady of the Old School that took place on August 4, 1619.
Father Esteban, a Piarist, who lived and worked a large part of his life in the College of Nª Sª de la Antigua in Monforte de Lemos, published a book about the College many years ago. This magnificent book was sold out long ago and from the CNSdlA Foundation we are thinking of republishing it again because in it Father Esteban picked up the 400 years of history that are already fulfilling its walls. This reissue will be part of the actions that the Foundation intends to carry out to commemorate the fourth centenary of the consecration of the College Church that we will celebrate this year. When we have more information about the edition of this book we will communicate it for those who may be interested in it.
For more than a month now, explanatory posters of the pieces and spaces that tourists visit have been installed throughout the monumental site. These cartridges contain QR codes through which you can access, through the mobile, a wider information about the space or object visited. We hope that this initiative helps to understand and know more about our College of Nª Sª de la Antigua. As an example, we put here an image of one of the cartels that have been installed, in this case the one corresponding to the number 1 pad that takes us to the information of the School in general.
The Colegio Nª Sª de la Antigua Foundation will make available to the Secretariat of the Center and the Reception a stamp so that the pilgrims can seal their compostela, since the influx of them by the “Winter Road” is growing lately . This stamp will carry the memory of our Foundation to many places and will be a testimony of the passage of the pilgrims through our College.
We have incorporated in our page “Visit us” a button through which you can make a virtual tour of the monumental zone of the School. We can choose the area to visit or follow the proposed virtual tour. With a simple movement of the mouse we will obtain a 360º view. You can access “Visit us” in the main menu of our page.
Our WEB page has just included information on the tax deductions for donations to NGOs, FOUNDATIONS, non-profit organizations, etc. This information is clear and up to date. This information can be accessed from the “Donate” option in the menu.
Our Foundation has a double cultural and social objective. Cultural especially in the care and improvement of their heritage. Social as it contributes to the education of children and young people according to the wishes of our founder, Cardinal Rodrigo de Castro. Therefore, we inform you with a simple chart of the percentage allocated to each of the obligations of our Fuition.
The Tripadvisor International Company has rated the Colegio Nuestra Señora de la Antigua and its guided views with a certificate of excellence. This certificate is granted to those monuments and / or guided visits that obtain maximum qualification by those who carry them out. Another good news for our foundation.
Recently the Colegio Nª Sª de la Antigua Foundation has been present in the media through this WEB page and its presence on Facebook, so that the news that is shared in this section “Tickets” can be seen and read also in the aforementioned social network. I leave here the name of the page on facebook so you can easily find it: @FCNSdlA
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