Pilgrimage to Pre-Suppression Jesuit Churches: Indang, Cavite

The San Gregorio Magno Church, Indang, Cavite. This church was once a visita or a chapel of the Parish of Silang, Cavite. Under the Jesuits, Fr. Angelo Armano S.J. established it as a mission in 1611, and dedicated to St. Gregory the Great in 1625. Also under the patronage of St. Francis Xavier, Fr. Luis Morales SJ built the larger part of the church from 1672-1676. The church was finished in 1707, and the convent was finished in 1710.

Interior, San Gregorio Magno Church, Indang, Cavite. Photo: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ

Interior, San Gregorio Magno Church, Indang, Cavite. Note the pulpit. Photo: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ

When the Jesuits were suppressed, the diocesan clergy governed the church in 1768 and the Dominicans in 1891.

St. Ignatius of Loyola. Detail of the pulpit in the interior of the San Gregorio Magno Church, Indang, Cavite. Photo: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ

St. Ignatius of Loyola. Detail of the pulpit in the interior of the San Gregorio Magno Church, Indang, Cavite. Photo: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ

From a list found in the parish walls, these were the parish priests from 1625-1859. P. Gregorio Lopez SJ, P. Pedro de Segura SJ, P. Ignacio Monroy SJ. The first Jesuit assigned here was P. Angelo Armano SJ. The most famous was Fr. Pedro Sanlucar SJ, author of the tagalog “vocabularyo” which was used by many missionaries learning the language of the locals.

The Pulpit of the Church of San Gregorio Magno, Indang, Cavite. Photo: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ

The Pulpit of the Church of San Gregorio Magno, Indang, Cavite. Photo: Fr. Jboy Gonzales SJ

Next stop: Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Maragondon, Cavite.

Note: If you want to check out our pilgrimage sites of Pre-suppression Jesuit Churches in Cavite, Philippines, just click on the links below:

1 Santa Maria Magdalena, Kawit, Cavite

2 Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria, Silang, Cavite

3 San Gregorio Magno, Indang, Cavite

4 Nuestra Señora dela Asuncion, Maragondon, Cavite

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