The Pilar Monastery (Convento do Pilar) Pilar Goa

Pilar Monastery

The Convento do Pilar is more popularly known as the Pilar Monastery. The entry to the Monastery is marked by a door with granite coloums and foliage designs. A granite state of St. Francis of Assisi is placed in a niche above the door.

The magnificent altar of the Monastery Church is in the Spanish Baroque style. the main altar has ionic columns with a painting of the crucifixion on the top. The statue of Our Lady of Pilar dominates the central portion while the later addition is the statue of St .Francis Xavier

The four smaller statues from left to right are four franciscan saints.

The side altar to the left is dedicated to Our lady of Piety flanked by Blessed Joseph Vaz and St. Theresa of Liseux. The side altar to the right has the Immaculate Conception to the top with St. Anthony below. They are flanked by St. Joseph & St. Roque

The pulpit is a classic example of Salomonic Coloumns of the Baroque school

Pilar Monastery

The Statue of Our Lady of Pilar

Pilar Monastery

The main altar of the Church

Pilar Monastery

The right side altar dedicated to Immaculate conception and St Anthony

Pilar Monastery

The left side altar dedicated to Our lady of Piety

Pilar Monastery

The statue of Our lady of Carmel in the side chapel of the monastery

Pilar Monastery

Altar of St. Pascal of Baylon

Pilar Monastery

Pulpit with Salomonic coloums of Baroque style

Pilar Monastery

The tiling on the roof of the monastery

Pilar Monastery

Stone carving fixed in the walls

Pilar Monastery

Entry to the monastery marked by a door with granite columns

Pilar Monastery

Newly constructed mission Seminary building

 

 

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