Friday, August 2, 2013

Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica

 

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Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica is located on the site where the first Catholic church on Guam was constructed in 1669. The original building was destroyed in WWII and the current structure was finished in 1958.

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This mother church of the Archdiocese of Agaña is one of the few churches to hold two special titles (Cathedral and Basilica).

A cathedral is the central and most important church of a diocese and the “home church” of the bishop.

A basilica is an important church building designated by the Pope to buildings with special spiritual, historical and architectural significance.

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The Cathedral-Basililica is located on the Plaza de España which was the location of the Governor’s Palace during the Spanish occupation.

Open to the public when sacraments and Mass are not in session.  It also has a museum gallery featuring exhibits by appointment only. There is also a gift shop and café within the church.

Gift Shop Hours: Monday – Saturday 1000-1800

Mass Hours:  Thursdays 0545

Friday 0545

Saturday 0545, 1800

Sunday 0545, 0730,0930,1130,1900

website: http://www.aganacathedral.org/

Stroller accessible: YES

Changing table: NO

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