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Do you know that… (005)

Posted on Jan 03 , 2013 in Parish Trivia

Do you know that… (005)

Did you know that…

The Dominicans of the Province of the Holy Rosary arrived in the Philippines on July 21, 1587? When the Spaniards settles in the Philippines in 1565, new of the populous countries in Asia such as China and Japan began to arrive in Mexico and Spain. Thinking of the new opportunities to spread the Kingdom of God, the Dominicans felt the need of founding a new Province for the evangelization of these Kingdoms of the East. The projected Province, to be known as the Holy Rosary Province, became a reality when in 1587, out of a group of 40 Dominican volunteers who left Spain, 3 sailed from Mexico to Macao (China) and another 15 boarded the galleon on April 3 from Acapulco to Manila – they were the “founding fathers” of the new missionary Dominican Province and the pioneers of a missionary saga which would continue uninterruptedly for four hundred years.

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Do you know that… (004)

Posted on Dec 26 , 2012 in Parish Trivia

Do you know that… (004)

Did you know that…

The Dominican Order, also known as the Order of Preachers (OP), was founded by St. Dominic of Guzman and approved by Pope Honorius III on December 22, 1216? Though it was meant to be international in character, for a more practical organization, the Order was divided into territorial units (regional or national) called Provinces, with their own territory and a certain number of religious, houses (or convents) and apostolic activities. Even if subjected to the supreme authority of the Order (the Master of the Order and the General Chapter), the Provinces governed by a Provincial (with his Council and the Provincial Chapters), enjoyed certain degree of autonomy. Our Dominican Fathers belong to the Province of the Holy Rosary.

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Do you know that… (003)

Posted on Dec 18 , 2012 in Parish Trivia

Do you know that… (003)

Did you know that…

A group of eight Dominican saints cast in concrete were placed in the niches at the entrance of the church on November 1990? The eight are San Luis Beltran, San Antonino, San Alberto Magno, Sta. Catalina, Sto. Domingo, Sto. Tomas Aquino, Sta. Rosa de Lima and San Vicente Ferrer.

Now you know! God bless!

 

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Do you know that… (002)

Posted on Dec 17 , 2012 in Parish Trivia

Do you know that… (002)

Did you know that…

The two bells we now have at the façade of the Parish Church arrived from Spain in 1979? The bells were cast in Quintana’s Factory, Saldaña, Palencia in Spain. One bell weighs 267 kilos and the other 207 kilos. Following old tradition, one is named after the Santo Cristo and the other after Our Lady of the Rosary.

 

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Do you know that… (001)

Posted on Dec 17 , 2012 in Parish Trivia

Do you know that… (001)

Did you know that…

It was in 1602 or 33 years after the Spanish settlement in Manila was founded, and 15 years after their arrival in the Philippines that the Dominicans came to San Juan? At that time, the Dominicans already had houses in Manila (the convent of Santo Domingo, the hospital of San Gabriel in the Parian and the house of Binondo) and in several towns of the Bataan, Pangasinan and Cagayan provinces (Binalatongan, Abucay, Calasiao, Nueva Segovia, Camalanyugan, Pilitan, Tulag, Mangaldan) and a new mission in Japan had just been opened.