31 May, 2008

Saint Joseph Parish Church Postcard

St. Joseph Parish Church is considered as the single most important structure in Dingras, Ilocos Norte. Formerly known as rurog (ruins), the Dingras Church was restored through the collective efforts of townsfolk residing locally and abroad.

Dingras Church Postcard

The centuries-old church had been rotting for decades after it was initially ravaged by fire and earthquake. Decades of being exposed to the elements led to structural decays until DingreƱos pooled their funds to provide the church with steel columns and roofing. Until the restoration of the Dingras Church, parishioners have been hearing mass in a smaller church formerly built from materials torn from the ruins.

SOURCE:
The pilgrim sites of Ilocos Norte (An Article)

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