Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe - Naval Base Guam
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SaltyDog20
N 13° 26.265 E 144° 39.134
55P E 245794 N 1486756
Quick Description: The site of the former Our Lady of Guadalupe church that was destroyed during the Allied bombing of the Second Battle of Guam. What remains is the original cross of the altar and an annual mass is held to remember the village of Sumay.
Location: Guam
Date Posted: 9/19/2014 10:33:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMMGXC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
During the initial days of the Allies battle to retake Guam the pre-WWII village of Sumay was heavily bombed by both the US and Japanese forces. After the US recaptured Guam the villagers were relocated to a temporary holding site now called the village of Santa Rita. What remains of the church is the altar cross which was saved from explosive damage from the amount of rubble on top of it. Although the church no longer exists, the people of Santa Rita still consider it there church and an annual mass and fiesta is held both to remember their old village of Sumay and their church, the center of daily life.
Type of Church: Church

Status of Building: Unrestored ruin

Dominant Architectural Style: Spanish Colonial

Archdiocese: Metropolitan Archdiocese of Agana

Diocese: Agana

Naval Base Guam
Sumay, Guam

Date of organization: Not listed

Date of building construction: Not listed

Associated Shrines, Art, etc.: Not listed

Relvant Web Site: Not listed

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