Parish Church of Canaman
From a mere visita of Nueva Caceres, Canaman became a doctrina during the third Franciscan Chapter meeting held in Manila in June 1583 presided by Fray Pablo de Jesus. This marked the birth of the municipality as a vibrant Christian community.
The first concrete church was constructed in the 1590s through its first parish priest Fray Pedro Matias de Andrade who was later elected the fifth bishop of Nueva Caceres in 1613. It was dedicated to Our Lady of Assumption whose feast falls on the 15th of August. The church was reconstructed in 1669 during the tenure of Fray Acacio de la Concepcion.
Source canaman.gov.ph. The picture depicts Franciscan seal at Nueva Caceres seminary, naga city
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