March 21, 2008

Baja de las campanas

The 25-meter triangular belfry of the Ateneo de Manila University's Church of the Gesù has an 18-bell carillon and one Angelus bell. It stands several meters to the right of the church, built in 2005 (the church was built in 2001), and dedicated during the Feastday of St. Ignatius of Loyola on July 31. The bells were made by the Royal Bell Foundry Petit & Fritsen B.V. of Holland and are inscribed with the names of Catholic Saints, both Jesuits and others. The Angelus bell is inscribed with the phrase "Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One."

Ateneo de Manila University Church of the Gesù Bell Tower


jiggy said...

...and was a gift from my papa's high school class to the school

Hilda said...

Oops, yup! Forgot that fact. HS'60/Colleg'64. =)