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Binondo Church (Manila)

Posted by admin on July 27, 2006

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16 Responses to “Binondo Church (Manila)”

  1. admin said

    Binondo Church, also known as Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz was erected in 1596. It is one of the oldest places of Christian worship in the Philippines, but over the centuries the original edifice has sustained considerable damage from earthquakes and other natural disasters. Today the octagonal bell tower is all that remains of the 16th century construction.

    Saint Lorenzo Ruiz (c.1600 – Sept. 29, 1637), served at the convent of Binondo church as an altar boy. After a few years he earned the title of escribano and soon became a member of the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary. He was working as a clerk at the Binondo Church when he was falsely accused of killing a Spaniard in 1636. He sought asylum on board a ship with three Dominican priests. The boat landed at Okinawa and the group was arrested on basis of their Christian religion. They were tortured, but they did not denounce their faith and died as martyrs. Lorenzo Ruiz was beatified in Manila on Feb.18, 1981 by Pope John Paul II. He was canonized on Oct. 18, 1987.

    http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/?page=goodLife01_april13_2006

    • jolo said

      Do you have a souvenir shop dedicated to St. Lorenzo Ruiz? I know that it’s the shrine of San Lorenzo even though his relic is somewhere under the sea in Okinawa. Honestly, people barely know that it’s the shrine of our one and only saint. We need to be like Avila, Spain–they don’t have the body of St. Teresa but they have souvenir shops to espouse the devotion.

      Even in New York, St. Elizabeth Seton’s relic is in Maryland, but because she used to live in downtown Manhattan, there is a shrine and a souvenir shop/religious store for the aforementioned saint. I just hope we do the same.

  2. gerald said

    you have a history of the article of binon church?

  3. […] Note: The second picture is courtesy of the Heritage Conservation Society. […]

  4. […] the Binondo Church, also known by its formal name, the Minor Basilica of Saint Lorenzo Ruiz, as seen from the bridge […]

  5. i love this church.. so i took a picture of this historical church..

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2320/2171744200_1cd10aef8d.jpg?v=0

  6. edwin said

    anybody knows the Holy Mass schedule of this great church. I want to publish it at Philippine Mass Schedule.

  7. I`am very happy to see the place where I live for the past 17 year`s. I am wondering if their any relative of my God Father Msgr. Gadpayad is around the U.S. Thank`s

  8. My E-mail cam95762@sbcglobal.net

  9. alex umacob said

    The baptistry of Binondo church is the exact spot where Lorenzo Ruiz and Ignacia del Espiritu Santo were baptized!!! When I look at the baptistry now at the side of the main entrance, I always think that it produced two saints for the Philippines!!!

  10. ARMANDO E RUSTE said

    I AM VERY INTERESTED IN THE HYMN OF SAN LORENZO RUIZ. ANYBODY HAVE THIS HYMN ? I NEED THIS FOR OUR NEWLY CHAPEL OF BEC SAN LORENZO RUIZ HERE IN SAN ROQUE ZAMBOANGA CITY.. PLEASE HELP ACQUIRE . THANKS .

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  12. pls…we conserve our historic church like binondo ch.

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  15. Justin said

    I think this Binondo Church is now different from the image above.

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