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Concepción de Ataco, Ahuachapán, El Salvador — Central America (West Coast)
 

The Ataco Catholic Church and 2001 Earthquake

 
 
The Ataco Catholic Church and 2001 Earthquake Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 21, 2019
1. The Ataco Catholic Church and 2001 Earthquake Marker
Inscription.  

El pueblo católico de Concepción de Ataco, agradece a Dios todopoderoso. Al mismo tiempo otorga el presente reconocimiento a:
La Provincia Franciscana de la Inmaculada Concepción de Nueva York, en especial a su Provincial Fr. Roberto M. Campagna OFM. y a su Parroco Fr. Rafael A. Fernandez OFM.
Por la valiosa colaboración en la reconstrucción de nuestro templo parroquial: “Inmaculada Concepcion de Maria”. El cual fue destruido por el terremoto del 13 de enero del 2001.
Concepcion de Ataco, 5 de enero de 2003.

English translation:
The Catholic people of Concepción de Ataco thank God almighty and at the same time grant the present recognition to:
The Franciscan Province of the Immaculate Conception of New York, especially to its Provincial Friar Roberto M. Campagna OFM and the parish priest Rafael A. Fernandez OFM.
This recognition is for their valuable collaboration in the reconstruction of our parish temple of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, which was destroyed by the earthquake of January 13, 2001.
Concepción de Ataco, January 5, 2003.
 
Erected
An additional Ataco Catholic Church 2003 restoration tablet image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 22, 2019
2. An additional Ataco Catholic Church 2003 restoration tablet
This additional tablet is to the left of the main entry doors to the sanctuary.
2003.
 
Location. 13° 52.211′ N, 89° 51.009′ W. Marker is in Concepción de Ataco, Ahuachapán. Marker is on Calle Principal Norte just south of 3a Calle Oriente, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Concepción de Ataco, Ahuachapán 02106, El Salvador. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 23 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salvador Antonio Gómez Góchez (approx. 15.4 kilometers away); First Century of the City of Atiquizaya (approx. 15.6 kilometers away); 200th Anniversary of the First Cry of Salvadoran Independence (approx. 15.6 kilometers away); Nahuizalco (approx. 15.6 kilometers away in Sonsonate); Oscar Arnulfo Romero (approx. 15.7 kilometers away in Sonsonate); Parish Church of Saint John the Baptist (approx. 15.7 kilometers away in Sonsonate); Rafael Campo (approx. 21.2 kilometers away in Sonsonate); General Manuel José Arce (approx. 21.2 kilometers away in Sonsonate).
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkChurches & ReligionDisastersMan-Made Features
 
The Ataco Catholic Church and 2001 Earthquake Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 21, 2019
3. The Ataco Catholic Church and 2001 Earthquake Marker
The marker can be seen to the right of the church's main entrance.
The interior of the Ataco Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 21, 2019
4. The interior of the Ataco Catholic Church
A St. Francis statue in the atrium of the Ataco Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, July 21, 2019
5. A St. Francis statue in the atrium of the Ataco Catholic Church
The statue's marker reads:

En memoria Hermana Ministra Melida Esperanza Cardona Q.E.P.D. fallecio 30 de junio de 1983
Orden Franciscana Seglar

English translation:
In memory of the Sister Minister Melida Esperanza Cardona, may she rest in peace. She died on June 30, 1983. Franciscan Order
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 11, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on August 11, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   2. submitted on August 13, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   3, 4. submitted on August 11, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   5. submitted on August 13, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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