Laguna Church Series: San Sebastian Church

The Infirmary Church: San Sebastian Church

The church, situated in Lumban which is one of the oldest  town in Laguna and was the primary mission of the friars when evangelizing the southern tagalog area, particularly laguna.




Once the biggest church in all of Laguna, the San Sebatian church was built by franciscans in the 1500's with saint Francis of Assisi as its patron saint. However through the years with the change of administrators of the church the patron saint was also changed to its current.


The most important role of the church probably, is that it was used as a infirmary during the american liberation of the Philippines during the Japanese occupation.


As we go through the rooms I couldn't help but admire the blue doors it has on the convent side of the structure.


Lumban is a fourth class municipality in the province of Laguna.

Note: This post was re-written by the author due to a glitch in blogger.

6 comments:

AJ said...

Love the door shots. Actually I have a thing for doors and windows. I always take pictures of them.

But why blue? Parang Mediterranean ang influence.

IamDP said...

thanks AJ... I was thinking the same medyo parang malayo sa katotohanan yung kulay... i dont think the friars would paint them blue during their time...

lakwatsera de primera said...

Hmm parang hindi yata namin ito napuntahan nung nag-ikot kami noong college sa mga simbahan sa Laguna. Interesting yung kulay ng pintuan, bihirang makita sa mga lumang simbahan.

AJ said...

Love the door shots. Actually I have a thing for doors and windows. I always take pictures of them.

But why blue? Parang Mediterranean ang influence.

TagaLumban said...

naging San Sebastian ang patron nito dahil ang sabi nakikita daw ang puon sa may ilog ng lumban na naliligo(nagkakatawan tao ba)na galing pa sa pagsanjan kalapit bayan ng lumban,tuwing buwan ng january(3rd or 4th week)...binabalik nila ang santo ngunit patuloy itong nabalik sa ilog..kayat ito ang pinag pipiyesta namin dito...
19-san sebastian
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Windust_jax said...

how to get here if you are from manila? thanks...