A rare photo of the old Immaculate Conception Parish of Kiblawan (Davao del Sur), Circa 1969 during a seminar dated September 12-14. Encircled here is my uncle/lolo Bonifacio Fiel, cousin of my Lolo Feliciano, who became the vice-mayor of the town as a result of the snap election in the 80s. Pangitaa pod inyong mga lolo diria.
Kiblawan in the Christianization of Davao
1848 – The Recollect Fathers were the first missionaries who started the work for evangelization in the Davao region. Father Francisco Lopez, a Recoletos priest, with the aid of the Spanish lawyer and adventurer Jose Oyanguren, baptized many natives.
December 1949 – Davao became a Prelature Nullius.
1952 – Father Paul Gravel established St. Michael Parish of Padada.
1963 – Father Jean-Louis Breault founded the St. Michael Parish of Matanao.
1964 – The Immaculate Conception Parish of Kiblawan was founded by Father George Courchesne.
1966 – The Prelature of Davao became a diocese.
1970 – The Diocese of Davao became an Archdiocese.
Nov. 8, 1979 – Digos became a diocese.