Sunday, May 31, 2009

The last installment...

... of the "Cardinal Quiroga Palacios"-Special is made up of miscellaneous photos that kind of evaded being categorized. Have fun!

Listening to a speech

Hanging out with the jerarquia


Giving his blessing

With cardinals Arriba Y Castro and Cicognani

"Woah! I'm supposed to ride in that?"


With a crowd and two canons of Santiago


During his visit to the Philippines

Again. Those last two photos should have appeared in yesterday's "happy prelate"-post, for obvious reasons.

The Philippines again, giving a speech (after receiving some honorary degree at the University of St. Augustine in Iloilo)

On a train...

One of the last portraits

Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Happy Prelate

Day four of the "Cardinal Quiroga Palacios"-Special. Today it's all about the happy prelate.

Friday, May 29, 2009

In the third part...

... of the far sight's "Cardinal Quiroga Palacios Appreciation Days" I want to offer some photos of my favorite Spanish prelate in the cappa magna (but not the ones you already saw in the "portrait"-posting two days ago).

Again: If you feel like you already saw some of these photos sometime somewhere on "the far sight", you are right. I just collect them again here for easier access.

I only have this one photo showing Quiroga Palacios in the archiepiscopal cappa magna:

The rest is all watered silk (sepia, b/w and one color):

Thursday, May 28, 2009

His three Popes

In todays installment of the "Quiroga Palacios"-days, you'll see the Cardinal with the three Popes during whose reign he wore the purple.

With the Servant of God Pope Pius XII

With Blessed Pope John XXIII

With the Servant of God Pope Paul VI

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

To show my gratitude..

... for your support, for the next days I will empty my treasure vault of all photos of Fernando Cardinal Quiroga Palacios, the prelate who like no other contributed to the Eye-candicity of this blog. Long time readers already met this man quite a few times. I still want to shortly introduce him again for first time visitors.

Fernando Quiroga Palacios was born on January 21st 1900 in San Pedro de Maceda, Orense, Spain. He studied at the seminary in Orense, the Pontifical University of Santiago de Compostela and Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He was ordained to the priesthood on June 10, 1922. While doing pastoral work in Orense, Quiroga was also a professor and spiritual advisor at the Orense seminary from 1925 to 1942. In 1942, he was named lectoral canon of the cathedral chapter of Valladolid, where he also did pastoral and seminary work until 1945. On November 24, 1945, Quiroga was appointed Bishop of Mondoñedo by Pope Pius XII. He received his episcopal consecration on March 24, 1946, from Archbishop Antonio García y García. Quiroga was advanced to Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela on June 4, 1949, and later Cardinal Priest of S. Agostino by Pius XII in the consistory of January 12, 1953. He was one of the cardinal electors in the 1958 papal conclave. From 1962 to 1965, Quiroga attended the Second Vatican Council, during the course of which he participated in the conclave of 1963 that selected Pope Paul VI. The Cardinal was the first President of the Spanish Episcopal Conference, serving from 1966 to 1969. Quiroga died in Madrid, at age 71. He is buried in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

[Note: Some of the photos you'll see over the next few days already were posted on the far sight in the past. I will just add them to the new ones, so downloading becomes easier and you don't have to browse the archives.]

The first batch of photos are portraits of Cardinal Quiroga Palacios.

As Bishop:

As Cardinal: