As we celebrate the fiesta of our patron saint, St. Anthony of Padua, on June 13, we shall also launch the Amorsolo Restoration Project. Before the construction of Santuario de San Antonio in 1953, the Franciscans commissioned Fernando Amorsolo (1892-1972), national artist, to paint copies of two murals attributed to Giotto di Bondone in the Basilica of St. Francis in Assisi, Italy: “Stigmatization of St. Francis” and “Sermon to the Birds.”
These murals are greatly in need of restoration. Appraisals were done by Sylvia Amorsolo Lazo, recognized expert on Amorsolo paintings. The Lopez Museum has been selected to do the work. After due diligence and consultations with experts, the Parish Pastoral Team and the Pastoral Council concurred in deciding that now is the time to do the restoration.
Please support the FERNANDO AMORSOLO’S PAINTINGS OF ST. FRANCIS RESTORATION PROJECT of our parish by buying raffle tickets worth Php1,000 each and get a chance to win the grand prize of Plane tickets for two (2) to Rome, Italy. Second prize – One (1) Sculptured Ostrich Egg by Artist Danny Rayos Del Sol, and Third Prize – Two (2) Plane tickets to Hong Kong.
You may also avail of the Fiesta Dinner Dinner Ticket for Php1,000 on June 13, Friday, 7PM. There will be minor raffle prizes to be given away for dinner participants.
All donations should be addressed to the following: SSAP Restricted for the Amorsolo Restoration Project and may be brought directly to the Parish Office.