Exposure “Santa Teresa and Carmel lands in Huelva” in Huelva

Exposure “Santa Teresa and Carmel lands in Huelva” in Huelva

Written in: Feb 18, 2015

Monasterio de Santa Clara de Moguer

In Monasterio de Santa Clara Moguer, Huelva, you can visit an exhibition on 'Santa Teresa and Carmel lands in Huelva’ to 6 June.

The first part of the exhibition, on the way to the Senate, is devoted to describing the symbolism of Mount Carmel and the role it takes in him the prophecy of Israel. Elijah makes this place on a site for the worship of the true God, front of them idolatrous. Here we find works such as St. Elias (Anonymous s. XVII), Escacena from the Field; San Eliseo (Anonymous s. XVIII), the Monastery of San Juan Bautista de Villalba del Alcor.

The second part, in the old pantry, is dedicated to highlight the importance of the Virgin Mary in the Carmelite Order. Appear several images of the Virgen del Carmen on display for its historical and artistic interest, Such is the case of the Immaculate del Carmen (Anonymous s. XVII), Carmelite Sisters of Charity of Vedruna, La Palma del Condado.

The former Chapter of the Monastery becomes a stage for reflection on various aspects of the life of St. Teresa of Avila: daughter of the Carmelite Order, teacher of prayer and inner life, founder of convents "dovecots of the Virgin", writer and mystic, Doctor of the Church. Also some of his great devotions: Virgin and San José. In this sense, exposed several sculptures and paintings, like Santa Teresa (s. XVII), Circle Diego López Bueno, Parish of Our Lord and Savior of Ayamonte, and some old editions of works of the holy, as the Tome of the Complete Works (edition of Zaragoza, 1615) and Letters (Saragossa, Diego Dormer, 1671). Among some curiosities, you can admire the Relic of St. Teresa of Jesus, with its authentic, D. José Antonio Burgalat Laureano and a Ticket manuscript by the same, D. Manuel Espinal Hawk.

The monastery kitchen recalls the words of the Holy, when addressing his nuns on the life of continuous prayer, said: "Understand that, if it's in the kitchen, among the pots walks the Lord, helping you in the interior and exterior” (Foundations V. 8). In this section, We can notice the bust of St. Teresa of Jesus (anonymous, s. XVIII), Monastery of Santa Maria de Gracia, of MM. Augustinian de Huelva.