Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Canelones

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Spanish: Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe) is the main Roman Catholic church building of Canelones, Uruguay. It is the see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Canelones since 1961.

Catedral de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
AffiliationRoman Catholic
DistrictDiocese of Canelones
Year consecrated1843
LocationJosé Enrique Rodó esq. José Batlle y Ordóñez
Canelones,  Uruguay
Cathedral of Canelones

History edit

The first temple was built in 1775; around the small church, a township evolved. In 1828, the priest Juan Francisco Larrobla blessed here the first Flag of Uruguay.[1]

The current building was completed in 1843, and it was expanded later.[2] Since 1900 it has a mechanical organ. It is dedicated to the Virgin of Guadalupe, which was also the original denomination of the city, Villa Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe.[3]

In 1945, Cardinal Antonio Barbieri elevated the church to National Sanctuary of the Virgin of Guadalupe.[1]

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Bibliography edit

  • Juan José Villegas Mañé. Historia de la parroquia Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe de Canelones, 1775-1977, en La Iglesia en el Uruguay. Estudios históricos, Cuadernos del ITU, Nº 4, Instituto Teológico del Uruguay, Montevideo, 1978.

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