Church of Sarrat




Location: Sarrat, Ilocos Norte (Region I)
Category: Building
Type: House of Worship
Status: Level II - With Marker
Marker Date: 1959
Marker Text:
CATHOLIC CHURCH OF SARRAT

FORMERLY NAMED CHURCH OF SAN MIGUEL IN COMMEMORATION OF THE ARRIVAL AT SARRAT OF THE FIRST MISSIONARIES ON THE FEAST OF SAN MIGUEL 29 SEPTEMBER 1724; NOW NAMED SARRAT BY THE PHILIPPINE LEGISLATURE IN 1916, RESTORED THE ORIGINAL NAME OF THE TOWN, SARRAT. FIRST CONVENT CONSTRUCTED 1769 SERVED AS TEMPORARY CHURCH; DESTROYED BY FIRE 16 MARCH 1816; CHURCH AND TOWER WERE CONSTRUCTED 1779; ANOTHER CONVENT WAS BUILT UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF FATHER VICENTE BERRAGRO AND FINISHED MAY 1817; BURNED AGAIN 18 OCTOBER 1882; A THIRD CONVENT WAS BUILT AND COMPLETED JUNE 1896.

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