6. Altar (1962) and side chapels (1964)

The Sant Ramon Nonat altar mosaic portrays Jesus on the cross at the top with the hand of God on the left and the Holy Spirit on the right. In the middle two angels, one on each side, collect the blood of Christ in a chalice. This same blood is then seen to feed the seven sources of the sacraments. In the lower central part, we see Saint Ramon Nonat, with a cardinal’s mitre on the left and a palm of martyrdom on the right. Lower down, Coma-ruga is depicted on the left and El Portell, the hometown of the saint, on the right. At the bottom of the mosaic there are sheaths of wheat on the right and vines on the left, which symbolize bread, the body of Christ and wine, the blood of Christ, respectively. A sheep also appears on the right as the saint had been a shepherd as a young man, and a deer on the left, which symbolizes Christ.

The symbolic triangle of the Trinity is implicit in the work, featuring the figures of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit which is the essence of the Christian religion.

Did you know that…?

It was very characteristic of Padrós to embody symbolic and significant elements into his works. This is seen in the use of urban references appearing in his mosaics that concern religious subject matter.

Padrós was also wont to use self-portraits for his representations of certain images, as he did in the case of Saint Ramon Nonat. Another example was to use the physiognomy of relatives, as evidenced by the similarity between the face of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin and that of Padrós’ wife, Montserrat Pascó.

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Museus del Vendrell