The Olesa de Montserrat Parish Archives are, for the quantity and quality the records they contain and their facilities, the most important parish archives in the Montserrat region and one of the most outstanding in the current Diocese of Sant Feliu de Llobregat, to which the Parish of Olesa belongs.
Although the passage of time has left its mark on our archival collection, either due to deterioration of some records or their destruction during armed conflicts, many valuable documents containing the history of the Olesan church and the families who have lived in our town since the 14th century have been preserved.
The Olesa Parish Archives contains historical records of great importance, such as the will of Saint Paula Montalt (founder of the Order of Sisters of the Pious Schools and a pioneer of female education) or the earliest reference to the presentation of La Passió de Olesa, dating from the year 1538. In addition to the document collection, the Archives room contains the parish treasures, an interesting collection of gold and silverware for liturgical use from the 17th to 20th centuries, notable among which are the Vera Creu, a Renaissance-style cross (1608), the Custodia (1665), and the urn containing the relics of Saint Olivia (1666).
Olesa de Montserrat is a municipality rich in culture and tradition, located in the foothills of the mountain of Montserrat. Olesa de Montserrat is located in the north of the comarca (county) of Baix Llobregat, in the subcomarca of Montserratí, halfway between Barcelona and the Montserrat Monastery. The natural area of the municipality, with its beautiful and magnificent scenery, is bounded by the Llobregat river and the mountain chains of Sant Salvador de les Espases and Puigventós. Olesa’s roots are markedly agricultural; it is noted in particular for its cultivation of olives of the palomar or Olesan variety, native to the region, from which the famous Olesan oil is extracted.
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