A new challenge for GRANDA
The Holy Family Church in Jacksonville, Florida (USA), needed a large crucifix for the chancel. Not any sculpture would do. The face of Christ had to reflect the joy of having fulfilled the Father's will. This is what the customer specified: he wanted it to display that 'Jesus had given everything; he couldn't give any more; although nailed to the cross, Jesus is alone and fully satisfied for having fulfilled his Father's will'.
GRANDA immediately got to work. After several sketches, a strong artistic composition was put together, free from any stiffness in the features. This is the result.
Convocatoria Junta General Ordinaria y Extraordinaria
Por acuerdo de los Administradores de la Sociedad, se convoca a los Sres. Accionistas de TALLERES DE ARTE GRANDA, S.A., a la Junta General Ordinaria y Extraordinaria de Accionistas que tendrá lugar en domicilio social, calle Galileo Galilei, 19 Ciudad Empresarial La Garena, (28806) Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), el próximo día 8 de abril de 2014, a las 17,00 horas en primera convocatoria, o en segunda si procediera, al día siguiente, en el mismo lugar y hora indicados con el siguienteOrden del día
We moved our POS Madrid
The store of Granda Liturgical Arts is moved to the Headquarters in Alcalá de Henares: 91 802 36 55 email@example.com Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 p.m
We wish you a Christmas full of Light, Faith and Beauty
'Then, that luminous night, that silent night, became a night of Love'
H. H. Francis
The new altarpiece for the Cathedral of St. Philip the Apostle, in Puerto Rico
The GRANDA Projects department has prepared the first draft of what will be the new altarpiece of the Cathedral of St. Philip the Apostle in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, which will measure 11 m. wide x 14 m. tall.
The painting of Teatro de la Comedia has returned to its place of origin
On the night of April 18, 1915, a short circuit caused a fire at the Teatro de la Comedia (Comedy Theatre) in Madrid. The entire interior was destroyed and was rebuilt. Above the stalls, a large 17 x 12 m canvas was installed on the ceiling, representing the Muses. Almost one century later, the painting has been restored for the first time since it was created, by GRANDA.
II International Conference 'Architecture in the service of the liturgy'
On October 7th and 8th, the Second International Congress of Madrid 'Architecture at the service of the Liturgy' took place. Organized by the Felix Granda Foundation in collaboration with the San Juan Foundation, the Congress promoted the dialogue between liturgy, Christian art and the architecture of spaces of worship. Among the speakers participated Monsignor Ribeiro from the Congregation for Divine Worship, Professor Javier Castanon and Dr. Denis McNamara.
The new chapel at COPE
After five months of work, the COPE headquarters finally has a new chapel, the restoration work on which has been conducted by the GRANDA project team. The intention was to gain space, light and create an atmosphere that would encourage meditation as well as to provide the chapel with a sacristy. The first major step was to change the distribution of the spacing and orientation of the altar. A large window with two panels, representing the Annunciation, has been placed as an altarpiece in the new sanctuary.
Remodeling of Saint Gabriel the Archangel Chapel
GRANDA has just finished remodeling (the renovation of) the Parish of Saint Gabriel the Archangel in Madrid. The project involved the expansion of the Blessed Sacrament chapel, the creation of a children's chapel that is symmetrical to the former one and the extension of the choir by means of a wooden structure covering both chapels.
The Twelve Apostles of St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney
The sculptures by GRANDA for St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney have already been installed on the main altar, occupying the sixteen spaces that have remained vacant for more than 130 years. These are sixteen hand-carved, wooden, polychrome sculptures that are over three feet tall, representing the apostles, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Paul, Elijah and Moses.
"Open mind, believing heart", the new book by Pope Francis
After the excellent response to the book "True Power is Service" (third edition in two weeks), the Catholic publishing house Publicaciones Claretianas will launch the second title by Pope Francis. The edition of this work for Spain has been prefaced by the Secretary General and spokesman of the Spanish Episcopal Conference, Bishop Martinez Camino.
The new interior of St. Stephen
GRANDA has just completed the restoration of the interior of St. Stephen Catedral in Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.A. The aim of GRANDA was to endow the building with the beauty and majesty worthy of a cathedral whilst maintaining the building's integrity. Numerous reforms were necessary, involving the restructuring of the space and the creation of new decorative elements, such as altar pieces, ambo, sanctuary, decoration of the doors and new lighting, imbuing the temple with solemnity.
Granda participated in WYD 2011 in Madrid
Granda made 35,000 textile objects for WYD 2011. As well as His Holiness’ clothes, Granda made a total of 16,000 chasubles and stoles for priests, bishops and cardinals, it also made the prelate’s mitres and albs, organising the Episcopal Vestry and helping them cover. 45 kilometres of fabric were used and 400,000 working hours were needed.
Comprehensive Service for the Basilica of Mongomo
The inauguration of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception of Mongomo has been a very important event in Equatorial Guinea, attended by every ecclesiastical and political authority of the country. Granda has participated offering a comprehensive service, which ranged from making over four hundred chasubles, as well as standards, vestments and linen and other liturgical objects.
The importance of laudable work
"Those objects that are in immediate contact with the most holy Body of Christ must be subject to our utmost care. Thus, let us offer God, as way of expressing our love and in compliance of His control, our most precious belongings; and if we are poor, lets offer a poor gift; but let every object aimed at His cult, either made of rich or poor materials, be an expression of the sacrifice of praise."
Father Félix Granda y Buylla. Talleres de Arte, Madrid, 1910