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The first is that we should not minimize the problem. The situation is very serious Perhaps it is hard for us to accept it and we tend to downplay the issue. Made no mistake. The pandemic is advancing in an apparently unstoppable way and it is contaminating continents and nations, leading an imprint of disease and death. We are facing an alarming world situation. Therefore, a humble attitude is essential. We must first be humble. From there we can assume...

The 10th Ordinary Provincial Chapter (OPC) was held and celebrated last February 24 to 28, 2020 at Santo Niño Spirituality Center (SNSC) in Barangay Tolo-tolo, Consolacion, Cebu. With this, fifty seven (57) friars gathered and participated in this highlighted event of the Province. The Prior General, Fr. Alejandro Moral Antón, OSA was the Chapter President and was accompanied and assisted by the Assistant General for the Asia Pacific Region, Fr. Anthony N. Banks, OSA. The first day of the chapter...

Mohon Parish celebrated its 35th fiesta in honor of Señor Santo Niño de Cebu last February 8 – 9, 2020. Novena Masses were held from January 24 to February 8. Aside from the religious activities slated for the duration of the fiesta, cultural and social activities were also held every evening at the church patio participated by the different church organizations, schools in the vicinity of the parish and by other civic groups. The Prior Provincial, Fr. Andres D. Rivera, Jr., OSA was the Presider...

Congratulations to our National Director for Vocations- Fr. Dante O. Juloc, OSA for a successful dissertation defense with the title: "The Influence of Organizational Climate, Leadership and Dispositional Resilience on Job Satisfaction among the Employees of the Augustinian - Managed Schools in the Philippines", last January 24, 2020. We are proud of you!...

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,...