Monday, February 18, 2008

Labrador Church

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass was first offered in Labrador in 1575 when a section of the Spanish army was encamped on the shores of Lingayen Gulf at the mouth of the Agno River in an attempt to cut off the retreat of a Chinese pirate, named Limahong, who had invaded this area. It was not until 1755 that Labrador was set up as a priest under the care of the Dominican Father Antonio Ruiz. The parish was dedicated to St. Isidore the Farmer, who is the patron saint of Madrid and who is still greatly venerated here, especially by farmers.

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