HEADLINES
Activities closing 450th Kaplag anniversary set

CEBU, Philippines - Organizers of the 450th Kaplag anniversary have outlined the activities for the closing of the once-in-a-lifetime event that will run for 13 days to honor the renowned relic of the Holy Child Jesus, Señor Santo Niño de Cebu.

Fr. Harold Ll. Rentoria, executive director for the Kaplag celebrations, invited all faithful to participate in the activities slated from April 17 to 29.

Devotees celebrated the 450th Kaplag, or the finding of the Holy image, last year along…read more

Archival Documents Display at Ayala Cebu

On April 25, 2015, at 3:00 pm, the Committee on Commemorative Events and the Executive Committee launched the Archival Documents Exhibit dubbed as: “Ang Kaplag: Panaglambigit sa Katawhan ug Kultura” (The Finding: A Convergence of People and Cultures) at the New Wing of Ayala Mall Cebu.

The documents included in the said exhibit are the blown up reproduction of old documents which have references on the finding of the Sto. Niño de Cebu, pictures of the old San Agustin Church…read more

Sto. Nino goes to San Nicolas

After the Eucharistic celebration of 8:00 am at the Sto. Nino Pilgrim Center, the image of the Sto. Nino was transferred to San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish to mark the traditional “traslacion” annually done to commemorate another significant historical and cultural aspect of Sto. Nino devotion. 

At around 9:00 am, the image was sent-off with prayers by the Rector of the Basilica, Fr. Jonas Mejares, OSA and then it was borne with the singing of Gozos amidst people raising their…read more

COMMUNITY UPDATES

Fr. Gary McCloskey OSA Speaks

Last February 13, 2015, Rev. Fr. Gary McCloskey OSA of the Villanova Province visited the San Agustin Center of Studies to give a talk on “St. Augustine’s Pedagogy and Reflection Circle” at St. Thomas of Villanova Multi-Purpose Hall. STVI students and professors, and friars of the Saint Nicholas of Tolentine…read more


Basilica Reopens to the Public

Good news to all devotees of Señor Sto. Niño de Cebu! After one year and two months since the earthquake last October 15, 2013, the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu will now be open to the general public starting December 24, 2014

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Sabang, New Chapel of Socorro…

On November 30, 2014 at around 11:45 AM, another milestone happened in the life of the OMPH Parish when the first Catholic mass in Sitio Sabang, Brgy. San Roque was held. Rev. Fr. Leo Mario F. Singco, OSA presided the mass and it was attended by the local Catholic residents…read more

PROVINCIAL OFFICES

Rivera is New Prior Provincial

Fr. Andres Rivera, O.S.A. was elected as the next Prior Provincial of the Order of St. Augustine in the Province of Sto. Nino de Cebu-Philippines for the next 4 years.

Fr. Rivera is currently the prior of the Monasterio de Guadalupe (San Agustin Seminary) Community and at the same time…read more


29 Friars Attend Annual Assembly

Twenty-nine friars composed of the leaders of the Province - Provincial Officers led by Fr. Eusebio Berdon, OSA Prior Provincial, the Chairmen of Provincial Commissions and Local Priors of the religious houses of the Province - attended the five-day 2015 Annual Assembly on March…read more


450th Anniversary Sets Off

Launched during the annual feast of the Sto. Niño de Cebu on January 18, 2014, the 450th Anniversary has finally set off during its official opening on April 28, 2014. Archbishop Socrates Villegas, DD, Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan and currently the President of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines led…read more

OSA GENERAL CURIA

Happy Easter from Fr. General

I wish to share with all of you the great joy of the Resurrection of the Lord, the very one who was crucified and who died for our sins.

He, who is “face of the mercy of God”, offers to us the full expression of love and of light that…read more


Letter to The Brothers And…

Letter to The Brothers And Sisters of The Order
Concerning Urgent Assistance to Refugees

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

Be compassionate as your Father is compassionate” (Lk 6:36).

Mercy, as the expression of love, is without a doubt at the center of the Christian life. Pope Francis, who wished to call…read more


Moving Toward the Extraordinary Jubilee…

After the first video of the Vicar General, Fr. Joseph Farrell, it is now the turn of Fr. Anthony Banks, OSA, to be entrusted with the responsibility of the Circumscriptions of the Order present in Asia and Australia. Fr. Banks, a New Zealander, is responsible for the Order’s Secretariat of…read more


YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE. DAY…

The General Council has approved the proposal of the Institute of the Augustinian Spirituality (ISA) so that the whole Order, on the same day, will celebrate a Day of Prayer for Augustinian Religious Life.  Each community is invited to organize the day in a…read more


Pope Francis receives Fr. Moral,…

On 26 January 2015 the Holy Father received the Prior General, Alejandro Moral Antón, in a private audience, which lasted a little more than half an hour. In the audience various themes were discussed and the Prior General is preparing a brief report that he will present to the Order.…read more


Creation of the Augustinians Across…

On 20 December, 2014, the Foundation, Augustinians Across the World, officially began. Its purpose is to assist the Augustinian Missionaries in their activities serving the poor in the world. Saint Augustine preached, “There are two types of persons to whom you must give. Two types of persons hunger; one for…read more


Prevost Ordained as Bishop

The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, 2014 will be a most memorable one for our former Prior General, Robert Prevost. In the presence of 24 bishops, hundreds of priests, Friars, men and women of various religious congregations, seminarians, and lay faithful, our brother Robert was ordained as a bishop…read more

THE CHURCH TODAY

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma’s Pastoral…

“Celebrating Christian Faith through our Devotion to the Child Jesus”

Three-fold Augustinian Celebration

The Archdiocese of Cebu joins the Augustinian Province of Santo Niño de Cebu- Philippines in celebrating three significant events…read more


MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE…

“Make your hearts firm” (James 5:8)

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Lent is a time of renewal for the whole Church, for each communities and every believer. Above all it is a “time of grace” (2 Cor 6:2). God does not ask of…read more


WALK ON RICH IN THANKSGIVING

CBCP Pastoral Exhortation in the Year of Consecrated Life

As you received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in him, rooted in him and built upon him and established in the faith…read more


Pastoral Exhortation of the Catholic…

The Joy of the Gospel and the Church of the Poor As the new Year of the Laity unfolds, we recall Pope Francis’ compelling invitation to the joy of the Gospel and the joy of Evangelization(1). We are invited to turn away from our sadness, our discouragement, and our despair…read more