In the early days of the colonization, the convent was the seat of the ecclesiastical administration besides serving as a “ home or retreat house of the silvery haired or aged ministers of God upon their retirements or after coming from their arduous and hazardous evangelical labors in the hinterlands.The builders of the Santa Maria Church must have conceived of making the church last for many years.
It shows also a simplified and primitive form of architectural design.
Besides economic progress, evangelical missions were expanded.
The town’s proximity to the interior settlements which were the targets of the earlier evangelical missionaries made Santa Maria as the center of both the religious and commercial activities.
– Posted: December 24, 2014 Author: pamana360 Category: Churches, National Cultural Treasures, UNESCO World Heritage Sites Tags: Ilocos Sur, Nuestra Señora dela Asuncion, Sta.
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