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The Official Cronista of the City, Juan Cánovas Mulero, presents this Saturday his last work on the local Holy Week "Totana, aromas and essences of Nazarene passion" (04/04/2017)

The Official Cronista of the City of Totana, professor and researcher Juan Cánovas Mulero, presents this Saturday, April 8, at 6:00 p.m., in the parish of Santiago his last work on the Holy Week of this town, which Is entitled "Totana, aromas and essences of Nazarene passion", a publication that offers a careful look at the celebration of Holy Week.

Throughout 320 pages that compose the edition, its author goes into the historical, social, cultural, anthropological and fundamentally religious in which this celebration of Holy Week is wrapped up in order to go over the dynamics that characterize each one Of the 17 brotherhoods and brotherhoods that give consistency to the Nazarene feeling of this city.

In the official presentation ceremony will also be attended by the pastor of Santiago, José Ruiz, the president of Illustrious Cabildo Superior of Processions, Antonio Martínez Belchí, the president of the Association of Writers of the Region, Ricardo Montes, general director of Cultural Assets, María Comas, and the mayor of Totana, Juan José Cánovas.

In 2006, Juan Cánovas Mulero already published a first rigorous study on the Holy Week of Totana, gathering the identity of a celebration that in this city has more than 400 years of history;

And now, ten years later, the author revises, updates and goes back to the origins and trajectory of this main expression of the sense of brotherhood of the locality.

Cánovas Mulero points out that "the Nazarene heritage that Totana has received throughout its more than 400 years of existence deserves intense respect and veneration" and adds that "from this perspective, it is necessary to assume the commitment of fortitude in order to maintain the Identity and meaning of the celebration of Holy Week ".

The author explains that "with a view to the horizon of value that involves so dear and beloved tradition, but without forgetting the trajectory that constitutes it, the study on this solemnity is offered in order to help understand, value and recognize The effort and the dedication that holds such exceptionality. "

Professor Juan Cánovas Mulero officially received the title of Official Cronista of the Loyal and Noble City of Totana in December of 2014 for his connection to this city and his more than evident educational trajectory and researcher linked to it.

Cánovas Mulero was born in Totana on February 14, 1958;

Where he studied high school in the Institute Juan de la Cierva and Codorniú.

He carried out his studies in the University School of the Teachers of Basic General Education of Murcia, obtaining the title of Professor of EGB, specialty in Human Sciences, in 1980.

The author of "Totana, aromas and essences of Nazarene passion" is a tireless worker, connoisseur like nobody of the documented history of the city and its roots;

And a passionate to share their knowledge and transmit them to the new generations of totaneros and totaneras.

Juan Cánovas Mulero has authored numerous research works and didactic guides related to the municipality of Totana.

He has written, for example, "Confraternities and brotherhoods of Totana, four hundred years of Nazarene tradition" and was the winner of the I Alporchón Historical Research Prize with "religious social solidarity of the modern age." The Cofradías de Totana (XVI-XVII centuries ) ".

He also published "Thought, work and writings of Francisco Martínez Muñoz-Palao, a defense of Murcia agriculture at the beginning of the twentieth century", "Chronicles unpublished through the lineages Parra and Canovas" and "La Banda Municipal de Música de Totana 1878 -2010 ", together with Juan Carrión Tudela.

In addition, together with Professor Pedro Martínez Cavero, he published the works "La Encomienda santiaguista de Aledo y Totana (S.XIII-XIX)" and the facsimile edition "Historical-descriptive summary of the hermitages of San José and San Roque de Totana" .

He has been scientific coordinator of "Eulalia of Mérida: one thousand seven hundred years", "750 anniversary of the donation of the lands of Aledo and Totana to the military order of Santiago (1257-2007) and the annual publication" Cuadernos de La Santa "; And author of the tour guides "Descubre La Santa", "Parish Temple of Santiago El Mayor" and "Municipal Cemetery Our Lady of Carmen 1885-2009".

Professor and researcher Cánovas Mulero wants to publicly invite the entire Nazarene community and the associative and social fabric of the municipality to the act of presenting his latest book.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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