Sunday, July 31, 2016

Torrijos Fiesta today, feast of St. Ignacio de Loyola


Andreas Munoz as Ignacio de Loyola

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, SJ (Spanish: Ignacio de Loyola) (October 23, 1491 – July 31, 1556), whose feast day is also celebrated in the town of Torrijos in Marinduque,  was a Spanish knight from a local Basque noble family, hermit, priest and theologian, who founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and on 19 April 1541, became its first Superior General. Ignatius emerged as a religious leader during the Counter-Reformation. Loyola's devotion to the Catholic Church was characterized by absolute obedience to the Pope.

A feature film IGNACIO DE LOYOLA starring Andreas Munoz, Javier Godino and Julio Perillan is currently being shown at the Gateway Mall. The film focuses on the saint's conversion, his frustrations and his yearning for God.



The town of Torrijos is known for its white beaches offering a spectacular view of the Malindig Volcano, its historic sites, buntal fiber industry, small resorts, dive sites and Ka Amon cave, an archaeological excavation site that shows habitation in the earlier period of human occupation. 

Daily activities that saw the holding of comedy shows and concerts, beauty pageants and sports events culminate in today's happy Fiesta celebration.

View of Malindig Volcano from a Torrijos beach, Photo: BaTutzkie Reynes

Torrijos' handloom export industry
Explorers at the Ka Amon cave, Torrijos. Photo: National Museum

Pre-historic human skeletons found on the floor of the cave.
Photo: National Museum


A diving spot in Torrijos, just off the coast of Poctoy white beaach
Eyeing agricultural and tourism development of this historic town:
New Mayor of Torrijos, Lorna Quinto-Velasco

Susong Dalaga Hill

Susong Dalaga Hill
Susong Dalaga Hill from Bagtasan isthmus

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