Monday, February 18, 2008

Eguia Church

As a Public Oratory, the church of Eguia was founded in 1888 with St. Raphael Archangel as the Patron Saint. On March 19, 1958, it was elevated to the Status of a parish. Its elevation was realized through the insistent pleading of the people and was expedited through the generosity of Don Natalio nd Dona Jacoba Espiritu who donated more than one hectare of rice land for the exclusive use of the parish priest, thus insuring his sustenance.

Father Vicente Gabriel was commissioned by His Excellency Mariano Madriaga, then Bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, to be the first priest of the parish. The church was small measuring 20 x 10 meters.

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