Spain - Fr Michele Rua in Santander
Santander, Spain - 1906 - Group photo showing Fr Michele Rua and the community of the Salesian house in Santander in 1906. The photograph was taken as part of Fr Rua's third and final trip to Spain. Before arriving in Spain, he had already visited France and England. Fr Rua's zeal and apostolic ardor as Rector Major had, indeed, one of their main manifestations in his travels. In the 22 years of his mandate, he visited 18 countries, bringing his closeness to the Salesian presences and that of Daughters of Mary Help of Christians that had been established. The image is currently kept in the Provincial Historical Archives of Seville.