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Monday, May 14, 2012

Parish of Our lady of the Purification, Binmaley, Pangasinan, Philippines

From the write ups of the book of the parish, "The early beginnings of the parish of Nuestra Senora dela Purification  in Binmaley can be traced back to 1627, when the Capitular Acts of the Dominicans assigned the first vicar of the town, Father Tomas Gutierrez.  The church was constructed in the 16th century and finished by Fr. Barrozo, OP in 1754.  Until the religious revolution of 1898, the Dominicans took care of the parish.  Then, the Diocesan clergy took over when four diocesan priests came in succession from 1898 to 1932.
As early as July of 1931, the Society of the Dicvine Word (SVD) missionaries were in Binmaley. The first bishop of the Diocese of Lingayen, Msgr. Cesar Ma. Guerrero, wanted to open a seminary and the SVD accepted the administration of the school.  The parish was officially turned over to the SVD's on January 6, 1932.

Epiphany of Our Lord Parish, Lingayen, Pangasinan, Philippines

Photos of the Epiphany of Our Lord Parish, Lingayen, Pangasinan, Philippines, taken May 2012.