Maribojoc Church, Maribojoc

#4 of 10 in Historic Sites in Bohol Island
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Maribojoc Church, also known as Santa Cruz Parish Church or Holy Cross Parish Church, was a Roman Catholic Church in the municipality of Maribojoc, Bohol, Philippines, under the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tagbilaran. The parish was first established by the Jesuits in 1767 or 1768 with Father Juan Soriano, SJ as its first parish priest. The Augustinian Recollects later administered the community until 1898.

The church was built in 1852 under Father Manuel Plaza and completed in 1872. In 2005, it was designated by the diocese as the Diocesan Shrine of San Vicente Ferrer. It was also declared a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines and a National Historical Landmark by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.

When a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Bohol and other parts of Central Visayas in 2013, the entire building crumbled to the ground, leaving only the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus standing.

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  • As many other places in Bohol even this Church has been destroyed by the earthquake. Anyway,the people is rebuilding it and using it for their mass. Filipino can adapt themselves to any...  more »
  • The lone figure standing is a religious figure which has greater foundation than anything. It stands today to remind us that strong faith has its meaning to the Boholanos and to the Maribojocnons...  more »
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