12/04/2008 (Barcelona) Investiture Mass 2008

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On 12 April 2008 the Parroquia (Parrish Church) Mayor of Santa Ana of Barcelone (the historical Collegial Church of the Order of the Saint Sepulchre) hosted the investiture ceremony of new members (Knights, Dames and Ecclesiastics) of the Order.

HRH the Grand Master enters the Church of the Saint Anne

 

The Chief Celebrant was His Excellency the Most Reverend Monsignor Jaume Traserra, Bishop of Solsona, Vice-Grand Prior of the Order who was assisted by the Prior of the Delegation of the Principality of Catalonia His Excellency the Most Reverend Father Jorge Farre y Muro and several priests in attendance.

The Grand Master, His Royal Highness the Infante Don Carlos, Duke of Calabria attended the Holy Mass seated in a place of honour. H. R. H. was accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses, Prince Don Pedro and Princess Doña Sofía, Duke and Duchess of Noto. H. S. H. Prince Heinrich von und zu Lichtenstein also attended the ceremony.

HRH the Grand Master during the Mass

 

The Royal Deputation was represented by the Vice-Grand Prefect His Excellency D. Carlos Fitz-James Stuart y Martínez de Irujo, Duke of Huescar, the Grand Chancellor Ambassador D. Carlos Abella, and the Delegate of the Principality of Catalonia, D. Francesc-Xavier Montesa.

 

The recession, TRH the Duke and Duchess of Noto, followed by HRH the Grand Master, and the Delegate of Catalonia

 

The event was hosted by the Delegate for the Principality of Catalonia, Don Francesc Xavier Montesa, who thanked Their Royal Highnesses for their presence. A considerable number of other Orders and Nobiliary bodies were represented at the ceremony, including the Diputación Permanente y Consejo de la Grandeza de España (represented by the Duchess of Estremera, Grandee of Spain); the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, (D. Jacinto de Maristany y de Ibarra, Count of Lavern); the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malte, (D. Javier de Fontcuberta y Samá, Marquis of Villanueva y Geltrú); the Military Order of Montesa (D. Manuel Jiménez y de Abbad); the Real Cuerpo de la Nobleza. de Cataluña, (D. Antonio Joaquín de Febrer y Bertrán, Marquis of Gironella); the Real Cuerpo de la Nobleza de Madrid, (D. Manuel Fuertes de Gilbert y Rojo, Baron of Gavín); the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Granada (D. José Miguel Martínez-Carrasco y Pignatelli); the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Zaragoza (D. Eduardo de Delás y de Ugarte, Baron of Vilagayá); the Real Estamento Militar del Principado de Gerona, (Brigadier General D. Luis del Pozo y Pujol de Senillosa); the Real, Antiquísima y Muy Ilustre Cofradía de Caballeros Nobles de Nª. Sª. del Portillo (D. Juan Gualberto de Balanzó y de Solá); the Real Hermandad de Infanzones de Ntra. Sra. de la Caridad de Illescas (Dª María José de Céspedes y Aréchaga); the Real, Muy Antigua e Ilustre Cofradía de Caballeros Cubicularios de San Ildefonso y San Atilano de Zamora, (D. Sergio Rodríguez y López-Ros); the Antiguo e Ilustre Solar de Tejada, (D. Josep Coma-Matute y Casas); the Real e Ilustre y Primitivo Capítulo Noble de Caballeros de la Merced (D. Jaime Pascual Burguesa); the Real Hermandad de Caballeros de San Fernando de Sevilla, (D. José María de Ibarra y Miró-Sans, Count of Abásolo); the Cuerpo de la Nobleza del Principado de Asturias (Dª Pilar-Paloma de Casanova y Barón, Countess of Cabra, Grandee of Spain); the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus, (D. José de Regás y Cavaría); and the Maestranza de Caballería de San Fernando (D. Luis Montesino-Espartero y Juliá, Marquis of Morella.

 

The Members of the Order during the Mass

 

The Grand Master bestowed the Diplomas of membership on the following new members of the Order: Excmo. Sr. D. Manuel José Silva Sánchez, Ilmos Sres D. Joaquín Maestre Morata, D. Emilio Bonet y Donato, D. José Vicente Amador Sánchez-Aparicio, D. Juan Antonio Irbici de Arín, D. Antonio Cuñado Bernal, D. Victor Manuel Caro Gil, D. Santiago de Sagarra y Manglano, Dª Marisol Rubín Bengochea, Dª Sonia Carrasco y Macías, Dª Raquel Vargas Morala, Dª Elisa María Barral Guérin, Ilmos. y Rvdmos. Srs. D. Alfonso José Pérez-Guarinos, D. Miguel Bou y Piñón y D. José Emilio Silvaje Aparisi.

 

TRH the Duke and Duchess of Noto seated in the sanctuary, HE the Vice-Grand Prior and Prior of the Delegation of Catalonia, celebrants

 

H. R. H. also granted the following promotion: the Ilmo. Sr. D. Dativo Salvia y Ocaña, to Knight of Merit with Silver Star.

Once the Holy Mass and Investiture ceremony had ended, attendants had the opportunity to greet the Royal Family at the Church s cloister.

The event ended with a lunch at the Círculo Ecuestre of Barcelona.

 

The representatives of other chivalric and nobiliary institutions

 

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