Simbahan ng Binangonan Historical Marker
Yesterday morning, 21 October 2021, on the occasion of the 400 year anniversary of the Santa Ursula Parish, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines unveils the “Simbahan ng Binangonan” historical marker.
NHCP OIC, Executive Director Carminda R. Arevalo and Bishop Francisco M. De Leon, D. D., of the Diocese of Antipolo led this historic event with NHCP Chief Restoration Architect, Ar. Reynaldo S. Lita, and Assistant Parish Priest, Fr. Randy Pascua served as witnesses.
Founded by the Franciscans as a “visita of Morong”, 1621. Binangonan was transferred to the Jesuits in place of the town of Baras, 1679. Given to the Augustinians, 1697. Restored to the Franciscans, 1737.
The present church was first built, 1792-1800. Repaired, 1853. Damaged during the Filipino-American war, 1899. Used by American forces as a base, 1900-1903.
Dedicated to the patronage of Saint Ursula.
A unique element of the church is its old altarpiece on the side of the chapel.
This historic landmark (pictured above) was inaugurated in commemoration of the parish’s 400th anniversary, 2021.
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