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Philosophical Symposium The Saint Thomas of Villanova Institute (STVI) held a philosophical symposium with the theme “Ageless Wonder: A Symposium on the Philosophy of Love” last November 23, 2019. The symposium’s theme was in line with this year’s formation thrust “Caritas: Sharing the Apostolate in the Community.” It was held at the Saint Thomas of Villanova Multi-Purpose Hall and featured different speakers. Almost 200 participants joined the whole day affair. 1st Speaker: Jean Emily P. Tan, Ph.D. "Aristotle on Friendship and Virtue" 2nd Speaker: Fr....

Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Basic Education Department Building of Colegio San Agustin – Mati (November 23, 2019). Fr. Andres D. Rivera, Jr., OSA, Prior Provincial and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of CSA – Mati together with CSA – Mati Board of Trustees, the friars from Mati Community and the CSN – Mati faculty and personnel graced the said ceremony....

The Provincial Commission on Education Apostolate in collaboration with the Commission on Education of the Asia Pacific Augustinian Conference (APAC) organized a national gathering of Augustinian educators from November 14 to 16, 2019 at La Consolacion College – Bacolod in Bacolod City. The said gathering was dubbed as Augustinian Family Educators’ Congress with the theme – “Truth-Unity-Love: Typically Augustinian Family Values.” Fr. Gary N. McCloskey, OSA, a friar from the Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova in the United...

The San Agustin Center of Studies Community celebrated the Feast of All Augustinian Saints and the 1,665th Birth Anniversary of our holy father Saint Augustine last November 13, 2019 with a eucharistic celebration presided by Fr. Arlon M. Vergara, OSA, the Province’s lone missionary in the Diocese of Reno (Nevada, USA). Fr. Jasper V. Valmores, Master of the Simply Professed Friars delivered the homily. November 13, 2019 was also the 35th Anniversary of the Official Inauguration and Blessing of San...

Official Launching of Santo Niño at 500 The Santo Niño at 500 Committee in close coordination with the Basilica del Santo Niño Community led the official launching of the three-year celebrations for the 5th Centennial of the Arrival of the miraculous image of the Santo Niño in Cebu which ushered the coming of Christianity in the Philippines. The quincentennial’s theme is: “Santo Niño, the abiding presence of the Father in our journey of faith.”  The Papal Nuncio to the Philippines,...

The 17th ISA (Iisang Samahan ng mga Augustinians) Gathering 2019 was hosted by San Agustin Seminary in Guadalupe Viejo, Makati City on November 9, 2019. Around 90 students in initial formation from the Augustinian Province of Santo Niño de Cebu – Philippines, Augustinian Vicariate of the Orient and the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation joined the said annual gathering. Fr. Carmelo P. Arada, Jr., Parish Priest of Our Lady of Peñafrancia de Manila in Paco shared about this...

The Office of the National Director of Vocations, the Provincial Commission on Vocation and Promotion together with the Augustinian Vocation Promoters (Basilica del Santo Niño) present the exhibit: “AUGUSTINIAN VOCATION: A JOURNEY IN TIME” at the Inner Garden of the Basilica del Santo Niño, Cebu City The exhibit was staged from November 9 to December 9, 2019 in celebration of the Augustinian Vocation Awareness Month ...

Fr. Vicente F. Amplayo, OSA, (Prior of the Provincialate Community and Director of Colegio del Santo Niño in Cebu City), won the Catholic Song of the Year for his song “Servants of the Lord” at the recently concluded Catholic Social Media Awards (CSMA) 2019. The awards night was held at the Lourdes School of Mandaluyong in Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong City on November 16, 2019. “Servants of the Lord” was the official theme song of the National Youth Day hosted by...

Quadrennial Program Evaluation. For two days (October 14 to 15, 2019) 33 friars gathered at the Santo Niño Spirituality Center in Consolacion, Cebu. Together they evaluated the programs of the Province’s 13 Commissions and drafted a new, albeit raw, quadrennial program for the next term 2020 – 2024. The said activity was attended by the Prior Provincial, Provincial Council, Chairmen of the 13 Provincial Commissions and some Commission Members.    ...

The Province joined the commemorative celebrations of the 450th Anniversary of the First Mass in Luzon. The celebrations were held at the newly-built galleon shaped shrine in Sitio Gibalon, Barangay Siuton in the town of Magallanes, Sorsogon on the morning of October 19, 2019. On the said site, the Augustinian friar and priest, Fray Alonso Jimenez, OSA celebrated the first ever Holy Mass in the island of Luzon in 1569 thus commencing the Christianization, Hispanization and urbanization of the largest...