As the Left moves on the heroes of Spain, you can study these same heroes. Earlier we wrote about General Cape de Llano in Seville, not to mention Franco himself, and this time the Catalan separatists demand the destruction of the burial of Montserrat Tertsi, Catalan carlists.
In the mausoleum, directly opposite the Basilica of the world-famous Montserrat Monastery, lie four hundred and four warrior-carlists who died on the Crusade for Spain. Nearby there is a monument - the wounded soldier of the river is turned to the monastery. The inscription reads "Remember the example and the sacrifice".
Tercia itself was one of only two loyal to the Crown and Spain units recruited in Catalonia. A detachment of traditionalists (one of the self-names of the Carlists) was really Catalan, recruited from volunteers, and the command was conducted in the Catalan language. And since the monastery of Montserrat is the main shrine of Catalonia, and in the mythology of the separatists the river is the worst of the traitors, it is not surprising that the left wants to destroy any memory of them.
More seperatists probably hate only Franco himself, but the Socialists of Sanchez are already engaged in the Madrid Valley, and therefore the Catalans decided to deal with the "Catalonian Valley of the Fallen". They demand both the destruction of the monument to the Carlists, and the liquidation of the tomb itself, "according to the law of historical memory." Local authorities have already removed references to the river from the streets, replacing the names of "The Tyrsia of the Virgin of Montserrat" on the "Virgin of Montserrat".
Already at the time of the coup the number of the Catalonia River was about 20 thousand people, and after the failure of the uprising in Barcelona, they began to make their way to the territory of the nationalists, where Tertius was formed. She was wanted to be named after St. George, afterwards the Mother of Montserrat was chosen, known as the "Black Maidens of Montserrat", the patroness of Catalonia. Under the banners with her image, the detachment went through the 1936-1939 Crusade.
Tercium in size was equivalent to a battalion, and in all it was fighting 1600 soldiers and officers. Volunteers were poorly armed and only a few were professional soldiers. They went through the whole war, always on the front line and the river, were hit by huge losses, being twice almost completely destroyed in the Saragoss offensive and during the Battle of the Ebro, but always returned to service.
The mausoleum was opened in 1961 year, was never free to visit and belongs to the active fraternity of Montserrat thirds, which is a part of the general Spanish movement of the Carlists. The building houses a museum of thirds with photographs of the dead, uniforms and banners, including traces of the blood of soldiers.
More confusion adds the figure of the Abbé Escarre, one of the symbols of the struggle for independence. After the expulsion of the republic, when the monastery was abandoned, the image of the Virgin was hidden, and two dozen monks were killed, he revived Montserrat and became one of the initiators of the creation of the mausoleum. The Catalan abbot directly belonged to the Carlian brotherhood of the Tertius, at the same time was Franco's friend and advocated the democratization of Spain, and also in defense of the Catalan language and culture. Because of his political position, he was forced to leave Spain and live in Italy.
Today, the mausoleum remains the place of annual meetings of Catalan carlists to commemorate the dead and patriotic meetings. The site of the monastery does not contain any information about it, but on the plan it is designated simply as an "architectural monument". Together with the monument, the mausoleum drowned in new restaurants and shops that concealed the Basilica from a bronze dwarf.
The socialists have long demanded the dismantling of the monument and the mausoleum, and this time they have already submitted to the parliament a project to bring the tomb to the "Law of Historical Memory", but it is not known how much their rights extend to the monastery and what opposition they will face.
The following speech was delivered by traditionalists in November 2017 in the monastery of Montserrat on the feast of the King of Christ:
"We are not allowed to conduct a political struggle that does not have a transcendental meaning. Our Motherland has value only when it favors the Eternal Celestial Motherland. All the rest is nationalism or paganism. But there are worse - fools who believe that the constitution creates a homeland, but not vice versa. Today politics is mired in lies, deceit and demagoguery, and the people of their word have practically disappeared. We are here because 80 years ago we were sworn in for the Tertius of the Virgin of Montserrat. They vowed to dedicate their banners to her, if she gives them victory, and this promise we have been fulfilling continuously for 78 years.
They demand that we worship a deity called a democracy, and at the same time sacrifice our faith for it. But no, like the Maccabees and the Crusade of the 36 year, we will become resistance and an example for those who seek truth. We will become a small but bright light that will break through this night of history. This is our destiny, our mission. Sim are committed to all present.
Long live King Christ! Long live Spain! Long live the Spanish Catalonia! "
What can I say? ¡Viva Cristo Rey !, ¡Viva España !, ¡Viva el Rey legítimo!