Friday, December 30, 2011
St. Joseph Cathedral
The church interior of St Joseph Cathedral was renovated several times, keeping up with the modern design. It is the first church established in Mindanao. History says, that the Mission was founded by the Jesuits in 1596, the Blessing of the First church in Mindanao was in 1597, St. Joseph became the Titular Patron in 1622, St. Francis de Sales became the Second patron in 1792, the Blessing of the old parish church was in 1883, the consecration of the present church was in 1954, it was elevated to a cathedral by Pope Paul VI in 1967, it was appointed as church for the great jubilee in year 2000 and it became a dedicated cathedral as declared by Ricardo Cardinal Vidal in 2007 & declared a Diocesan Shrine as approved by His Excellency Juan de Dios Mataflorida Pueblos.