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.
When the Jesuits were suppressed, the diocesan clergy governed the church in 1768 and the Dominicans in 1891.
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.
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
6 thoughts on “Pilgrimage to Pre-Suppression Jesuit Churches: Indang, Cavite”
Kumusta Fr. Jboy? I have passed by Candelaria in Silang. I didn’t know it was once a Jesuit parish. Will stop by next time to say some prayers. It is driving distance from TGYTY, my domicile. Rene Oliveros
Rene! Kumusta? So great to hear from you! Yes, there are many former Jesuit schools in Cavite: Silang (Candelaria), Indang, Maragondon, etc. We took over the Franciscans, who relocated to Bicol. Since Sept 2016, have been in Davao, as a new assignment. My first day was the bomb! haha! So exciting noh? Do take care!
Hi Jboy, sorry talaga for the delayed reply. my wordpress has been inactive. ingat ka diyan sa davao. enjoy the fruits and the sea.