Sunday, August 28, 2011


Friary Chapel Entrance

Saint Fidelis Friary was re-built in 2007 after Super Typhoon Pongsona in 2002 destroyed the prior one built in 1955.  The architectural style of the new friary is Spanish Mission, as a tribute to the Spanish missionaries who preceded us.

The white exterior with mustard trim is very prominent in southern Spain, and the tower-like structures on the roof, called espadanas, are also typical in much of Spain.

Friary Main Entrance

Many visitors remark how warm, cheerful and welcoming the friary exterior makes them feel.  The friary was built through the generous contributions of thousands of benefactors from Guam, the Northern Marianas, Hawaii, the U.S. mainland and elsewhere.

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