Loon, Philippines

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briarfallen on October 18, 2013

Translation: Founded by the Jesuits, 1753. The management was transferred to the Augustinian Recollects, 1768. The first church burned down except the front, 1850s. Along with the front of the former building, it was rebuilt according to the design by Domingo Escondrillas, 1855-1864. Used by the U.S. forces as a garrison in their campaign against the Filipino guerrillas, 1901. Ray Francia, a Cebuano painter, conducted the painting of masterpiece (ceiling) inside the church, 1938. The main patroness is Our Lady of the Light or Virgin of Kasilak (Visayan for Light) and the second patron is  Saint Joseph, the Worker. Declared as a National Historic Landmark, 2010.

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