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The council welcomes the presentation of the book "Priests and Seminarians of Campos del Río" (18/03/2016)

The hall of the City of Campos del Rio has been the site chosen to present this afternoon the book of Matthew Valverde, "Priests and Seminarians of Campos del Río," a journey through the history, traditions and culture of the municipality over Of the years.

The official chronicler of Campos del Rio, Matías Valverde Garcia, appeared excited to see the response of their neighbors in a gala evening which stated that "with this publication written history of Campos del Río is completed since the founding of the city in 1257 until today. "

The presentation ceremony was conducted by the mayor of the municipality, Maria Jose Perez Ceron, after which intervened Ricardo Montes, president of the Association of Official Chroniclers of the Region of Murcia followed by Jose Antonio Melgares, official chronicler of Murcia.

Prominent personalities of Campos del Rio appointment in the act occurred.

Mayor Perez Ceron, noted that "this act represents the clear commitment of this government for culture and dissemination of the history and traditions of the municipality" and highlighted the author that "thanks to its expertise, has managed to capture perfectly the history of our people seen through the eyes of a jeep with not inconsiderable curriculum and very to consider in our life and in our people. "

Describes the work as "an analytical reading with a scientific and philosophical always with objectivity and rigor and essential to complete the library Campos vision."

With this type of acts, it is intended to give recognition to the laborious and arduous task of official chroniclers, because "no work, our history would not be apparent in the generations present and future, so that you could not learn from the past mistakes to advance on the road to success, "stressed the mayor, who finally welcomed the unconditional provision of Valverde with his people and your city.

The edition of this historic and literary work has the sponsorship of the City of Campos del Rio and BMN.

Priests and Seminarians of Campos del Río

With this work the author, Matthias Valverde completes the written history of the town in 2014 after publishing the monograph "The Windmills of Campos del Rio".

The presented today explains why many young people left the seminar or enlisted in the Civil Guard in the context of a purely Catholic Spain, Apostolic and Roman late nineteenth century.

The book begins by telling the origin of the church on a Muslim mosque with its Moorish settlers to their first priests from 1,510 today.

He tells how in 1948 wanted to steal the image of the patron of the town, San Juan and prayers to the saint of camperos of the time for it to rain.

In the second chapter the isolation in which the people was with regard to the municipalities of Vega Media due to the poor conditions of the road between fields with the neighboring Alguazas and today still remembers the long-awaited road for everyone the residents of the municipality Campero.

The arrival of the railroad, the beginnings of the sport of soccer by the year 1,928, telephone, cinema, running water and the arrival of industry, are some of the leading issues of the lines of this book.

In the fourth chapter, Matías Valverde tells us the origin of the seminar and its evolution into a genuine research center around which revolves the history of the people gathered in the pages of "Priests and Seminarians of Campos del Río".

Source: Ayuntamiento de Campos del Río

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