Archbishop Felixberto C. Flores Statue

Situated at a prime location on the route between Tumon and Guam Premier Outlets stands a statue of Archbishop Felixberto C. Flores. You can’t miss it. Born in 1921, Flores was the first archbishop of Guam. He died in 1985. This statue was paid for/erected by the local Filipino community. And it’s quite impressive. He faces the village of Tumon, with a commanding view of … Continue reading Archbishop Felixberto C. Flores Statue

It’s a jungle out there

When you’re coming to Guam for any length of time, it’s a good idea to hook up with somebody who has base privileges. Reports vary, but it’s estimated the U.S. military controls about 30% of the land here. There are two major military bases and several smaller installations. As a civilian, you won’t be able to get there by yourself. While all the beaches/swimming spots … Continue reading It’s a jungle out there

Chief Quipuha Park

Chief Quipuha holds the distinction of having been the first adult baptized into Catholicism on Guam. He also holds the distinction of having one of the most impressive statues in one of the least convenient locations. Chief Quipuha Park: Directions The park is easily located at Paseo Loop at the intersection of Highway 1 (Marine Corps Drive) and Highway 4. (Note: If you’re heading south … Continue reading Chief Quipuha Park

The Statues at Pigo Catholic Cemetery

Soon after arriving on Guam, you’ll see that Catholicism plays a big part in the local culture. “Family” is considered first and foremost in traditional Chamorro culture- something strongly supported by the Catholic Church. Socially, this is exemplified by annual village fiestas held by local villages. Each honors that village’s particular patron saint. The statues at Pigo Catholic Cemetery, depicting Jesus Christ and the 12 … Continue reading The Statues at Pigo Catholic Cemetery

Saint Joseph Catholic Church

Saint Joseph Catholic Church is a lovely little church on the southern tip of the island of Guam. It displays a simple mix of both Spanish and Chamorro style. Saint Joseph Catholic Church: Directions It’s right on Highway 4. You can’t miss it. Google Maps Saint Joseph Catholic Church: Map Saint Joseph Catholic Church: Worth It? If you’re into churches, then yes, it’s worth it … Continue reading Saint Joseph Catholic Church