San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico — The Central Highlands
Monument to José Diez de Sollano y Dávalos
Se comenzó este monumento el 12 de noviembre de 1930.
Escudo con texto de: Maria Dei et Apostolicae sedis gratia episcopus leoneses iosephus
(Traducción al español: Gracias a María, Dios y de la Sede Apostólica, Josephus, Obispo de León)
y se inauguro el 3 de agosto de 1932.
Al Excmo. Y Revmo. Señor Doctor y Maestro Don Jose Maria de Jesus Diez de Sollano y Davalos. Primer Obispo de Leon, por su esclarecida ciencia, por sus virtudes y por sus gloriosos hechos de pastor infatigable, le dedica este monumento con respeto y cariño, el actual párroco de la ciudad en unión del pueblo que se le ha confiado.
Nacio en esta ciudad el 25 de noviembre de 1820, haciendo sus primeros estudios en el Colegio de Sales. Paso a la capital de la Republica, donde fue honra ilustre del seminario de La Universidad Mexicana. Ya como alumno, ya principalmente como maestro y como rector, siendo laureado, con justicia en la misma universidad, con la borla de doctor en filosofía y teología.
Recibio la dignidad del sacerdocio el 1 de junio de 1844, fue promovido
At the initiative of the Priest Enrique Larrea
this monument was started on 12 November, 1930.
Coat of arms with text: Maria Dei et Apostolicae sedis gratia episcopus leoneses iosephus
(Spanish translation: Thanks to Mary, God and the Apostolic See, Josephus, Bishop of Leon)
and was inaugurated on August 3, 1932.
To the Honorable and Right Doctor and Teacher José Maria de Jesús Diez de Sollano and Dávalos. First Bishop of León, for his enlightened study of science, for his virtues and his glorious deeds as a tireless pastor, this monument is dedicated to him with respect and affection by the current pastor of the city in conjunction with the people who put their trust in him.
He was born in this city on November 25, 1820, completing his first studies at the College de Sales. Moving to the capital of the Republic, he was honored at the illustrious Seminary of the University of Mexico, as a student, teacher and rector, also as a laureate, and with justice at the same university, with doctorate degrees in philosophy
He received the dignity of the priesthood on June 1, 1844, was promoted to the episcopate as titular Bishop of Troade, on April 7, 1862 and appointed Bishop of León on April 7, 1863, teaching his people tirelessly with his word and his virtues. He courageously defended the rights of the church, and died in his episcopal city on June 7, 1881.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion. A significant historical year for this entry is 1930.
Location. 20° 54.824′ N, 100° 44.616′ W. Marker is in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. Marker is on Calle Correo just east of Calle Cuna de Allende, on the right when traveling east. The marker and monument are directly in front and to the left of the Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel (The Parish of Saint Michael the Archangel.). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Miguel de Allende GTO 37700, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Master Builder Ceferino Gutiérrez Muñóz (here, next to this marker); Parish of Saint Michael the Archangel (a few steps from this marker); Fathers Miguel and José Joaquín Hidalgo (a few steps from this marker); Parish of San Miguel Arcangel (within shouting distance of this marker); Friar Juan de San Miguel Birthplace of Ignacio Allende (within shouting distance of this marker); Main Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); House of Francisco Lanzagorta (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Miguel de Allende.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 16, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. 6. submitted on August 2, 2020, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.