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The ONLY Church in the world with Shell ornamention

The ONLY Church in the world with Shell ornamention

By: Carl Sanchez Bordeos
Photo: Carl Sanchez Bordeos




Photo: Carl Sanchez Bordeos






ANOTHER EASTERN SAMAR TREASURE: Said to be the ONLY Church in the world with Shell ornamention! 😱
It's super beautiful, please see the two Chapels and Baptistry. The entire Church is now under retrofitting and/or restoration by the National Museum because it was devastated by supertyphoon Haiyan or Yolanda in 2013. Good these shell ornamention were saved from the typhoon's wrath. Thanks to the Spanish Franciscan missionaries assigned in Guiuan. Here,

I was able to identify two (2) Franciscan coat of Arms with the year 1851. 😉 #FranciscanSamarMission #250Years #1768-1898


Photo: Carl Sanchez Bordeos

Another Franciscan contribution in Guiuan Church: Shell ornamention in the church's Baptistry and two (2) chapels. 😍 With John D. Forbes, Dan Larsen, and Mary Jane Bolunia, Head of the Archaeology Division of the National Museum.


Photo: Carl Sanchez Bordeos