Church of Samal


Location: Samal, Bataan (Region III)
Category: Building
Type: House of Worship
Status: Level II - With Marker
Marker Date: 1939
Marker Text:
CHURCH OF SAMAL

THE SPIRITUAL MINISTRATION OF SAMAL WAS ENTRUSTED TO THE DOMINICANS IN 1596. THE TOWN WAS ATTACKED BY DUTCH INVADERS IN APRIL, 1647, BUT THE LOCAL GARRISON OF PAMPANGOS UNDER THE COMMAND OF ALEJO AGUAS COMPELLED THE DUTCH FORCES TO RETREAT. THE CHURCH AND THE CONVENT BUILT BY THE REV. JERONIMO BELEN, O.P., WERE RUINED DURING THE DUTCH INVASION. IN 1896 THE CHURCH WAS BURNED BY THE  KATIPUNEROS TO DRIVE OUT THEIR ENEMIES IN THE CONVENT. THE REV. JUSTO QUESADA REBUILT THE CHURCH AND CONVENT IN 1903.

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