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Intramuros, Manila, Philippines — National Capital Region
 

Simbahan at Kumbento ng Recoletos

Church and Convent of the Recollects

 

—Recollects Church —

 
Simbahan at Kumbento ng Recoletos Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, August 20, 2009
1. Simbahan at Kumbento ng Recoletos Marker
Inscription. In Tagalog:
Sa pook na ito ipinatayo ang simbahan at kumbento ng San Nicolas de Tolentino ng Order of Augustinian Recollects (OAR)sa kagandahang-loob ni Bernardino del Castillo Maldonado, 1608. Nagsilbing pangunahing kumbento ng mga Recoletos sa Pilipinas, Tsina, Hapon at Marianas Islands. Kilala sa pagiging maadorno at sa malaking kampanaryo. Ang simbahan ay napinsala ng lindol, 30 Nobyembre 1645. Tuluyang nawasak 20 Agosto 1658, muling ipinatayo subalit gumuho dahil sa lindol, 1722; at ipinatayong muli, 1780. Nagtamo ng malubhang pinsala noong labanan sa Maynila, 1945; tuluyang nagiba, 1959. Idinambana sa simbahan ang mga imahen ng Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno, Virgen De la Salud, San Jose at Santa Kucia. Nanirahan sa Kumbento ang naging Santo na si Ezekiel Moreno, and apat na banal na martir ng Hapon, ang banal na si Vicente Soler at anf apat pang martir ng Motril sa Espanya.

Translated, the marker reads:
In this site once stood the Church and Convent of San Nicolas de Tolentino of the Order of Augustinian Recollects(OAR) with the donation of Bernardino del Castillo Maldonado, 1608. Served as the main convent of the Recollects in the Philippines, China, Japan and Mariana Islands. Known to have adorned decorations and large bell tower. The church was damaged in the earthquake of November 30, 1645. Finally
Recoletos Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, August 20, 2009
2. Recoletos Church Marker
collapsed, August 20,1658. Rebuilt but destroyed by an earthquake, 1722; Reconstruct again, 1780. Heavily damaged during the Battle of Manila, 1945; completely destroyed, 1959. The image of the Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno, Virgen de la Salud, San Jose and Santa Lucia was once enshrined here. Ezekiel Moreno who became a saint lived in the convent, as did the four holy martyrs of Japan, the holy Vicente Soler and the four martyrs from Motril, Spain.
 
Erected 2006 by National Historical Institute.
 
Location. 14° 35.313′ N, 120° 58.724′ E. Marker is in Intramuros, Manila. Marker is at the intersection of Recoletos Street and Muralla Street, in the median on Recoletos Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Intramuros, Manila 02 527, Philippines.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Manila High School (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); San Francisco Church and Convent (about 210 meters away); Tomas Mapua (about 210 meters away); Lourdes Church and Convent (about 210 meters away); The Jesuit Compound (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Chapel of the Franciscan Venerable Third Order
<i>Manila Bulletin</i> now stands on its site image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
3. Manila Bulletin now stands on its site
(approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Sa mga Bayani ng Lungsod ng Maynila (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); U.S. Forces Liberate Manila (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Intramuros.
 
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