St. Mary the Virgin Church

Saturday, February 2, 2008

I was baptized at St. Mary the Virgin Church right smack at the center of the Mission Compound. I attended choir practice here, and Sunday school and mass as well.

Predominantly Anglican Sagada and the neighboring town of Besao were visited by American missionaries in the early 20th century. My grandparents on both sides were Anglican as well.

On a visit to England several years back, I mentioned to an elderly couple how our town was 90% or more Anglican. They expressed amazement. Apparently England, where the Anglican movement began, may not have a town that is as exclusively Anglican as Sagada.

(Thanks to Marge A. for the pictures.)