In 1901, Abbot Torres initiated a monastery diary to record daily life at New Norcia. These were known as Las Crónicas, or The Chronicles, and they continue to this day almost without interruption, first written in Spanish then in English since the mid 1950s. The resulting entries, written by different people in their own styles, not only record life within the monastery but offer commentary on events unfolding in Western Australia, nationally and globally; they are frequently amusing and surprisingly frank in their observations. The monks who were appointed to write these early chronicles were Fausto Curiel (1901-1904), Iñigo Alcalde (1904-1906) and Enrique Altimira, from September 1906.
This book has 347 pages.