The Church of Our Lady of Pilar was built in 1613 by the Capucos Missionaries. It was in ruins for many years. The Pilar Fathers began to occupy it from 1890 and began repairing it part by part. The remains of Fr. Agnelo were transferred in this Church in 1939. After 400 years we see that the Altars, pulpit etc are eaten by termites, the wood has been split, there are cracks and holes in many places. The ground water rises high and evaporates from the walls much above the round. There is need of urgent repairs & restoration. The estimated cost is over Rs. 50,00,000.
We want to preserve this monument as a memorial of Our Lady of Pilar and the abode of Fr. Agnelo. As a devotee of Fr. Agnelo/Friend of the Society of Pilar/ a well-wisher, surely you can help us in a big or small way.
Your Contribution can be sent to :
Fr. Hilario Fernandes, s.f.x.
Pilar - Goa, 403 203. INDIA
Ph. No :- (0832) 2218549
E-mail :- firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheques/D.D./M.O.can be drawn in favour of "SOCIETY OF PILAR" and sent to the above address.we issue 80G Receipt on request.
The Pilar Fathers, Brothers, Seminarians & Orphans pray for your intentions.
SOCIETY OF PILAR
PILAR, GOA, (INDIA)
NEEDS YOUR HELP
THE 400 YEARS OLD CHURCH
WHERE FR. AGNELO LIVED, PRAYED
The upper portion of wooden members shows the separation due to its own weight.Major portion are eaten by termites. Physical damage on the feet of the angel is also seen.
Relief portions of altars shows splitting in wood, deposition of dust and dirt and flaking of paint layer resulting in losses.
Detail depicting splitting of wood due to uneven tension needing immediate attention.
One hand of the angel has given way.
Our Lady of Carmel, carved in an unique style with a rhythm, is suffering from heavy deposition of dust, flaking of paint layer, missing finger from right hand and some of golden rays from arch behind the sculpture.
Broken wooden joints of fingers and loss of woodenpieces in both the hands of the sculptures.
Floral pattern polychrome sculpture suffers from wood loss in the upper area, flaking of paint, termite attack, separation/crack in the wood. Losses of wooden members are resulting inpossibility of altar to fall down.