SUBALBUM:  Mariana of Austria

Her Wikipedia article is here. "Queen Mariana is also known as a benefactress for funding in the mid-17th century the Jesuit voyage of Blessed Father Diego Luis de San Vitores and Saint Pedro Calungsod to Guam, in order to Catholicize the indigenous Chamorro people of her namesake Mariana Islands..” The Marianas are the sort of volcanos that sprout up where tectonic plates meet, in this case  the Pacific and Phillipine plates. The subduction of the Pacific plate has created a trench, the Marianas Trench. Part of the Marianas Trench, the Challenger Deep southwest of Guam, is almost 11 km deep making it the deepest place on Earth.


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