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Santo Domingo Church (Quezon City)

Posted by admin on July 29, 2006

Santo Domingo Church

The Santo Domingo Church houses the famous Marian image of La Naval. Said to be miraculous, it was believed to have helped the Spanish Armada against foreign conquerors of the past including hostile Muslim pirates, the Dutch and the English.

In l941, when her shrine in the old Sto. Domingo Church in Manila was bombed; La Naval was safely hidden for a time in the old church’s vault, and later transferred to the chapel of the University of Sto. Tomas. In l952, the cornerstone was laid for a new shrine at the Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon City and in l954, La Naval was led in solemn procession by the Phillippines hierarchy, public officials, priests, nuns, and thousands of devotees to her new home. This shrine was declared by the Philippine bishops as the national shrine of the Queen of the Holy Rosary of the Philippines.



3 Responses to “Santo Domingo Church (Quezon City)”

  1. Bing Aguilar said

    My father, Eliseo A. worked as a construction foreman for the company that built the Sto. Domingo Church in Quezon City, in the early 50’s. My mother (i.e., my future mother at the time), happened to be a co-ed boarding in one of the nearby houses by the construction site. That’s where she caught the attention of my father, a widower in his 30’s at the time. He courted her and the rest is history. My older brother was born in 1954, at about the time the church was completed. I followed him in December of the following year.

    They have since passed away, but we have this panoramic sepia picture of the church in the early stages of its construction, with all the workers posed in front of it. My father was in the picture. I think we still have that picture stashed somewhere. It’s a great pictorial document pertaining to the construction of the church.

    Bing A


  2. webpositer said


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  3. philina inciong said

    hi….is anyone knew the telephone number of sto domingo church, quezon city….i need to inquire for my son’s christening…please!

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