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The dreadful COVID-19 has caused the disruption of so many fabrics of human existence and that of the society. The Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) sets the tone of change the way things are normally done in order to flatten the curve of transmission of the virus. The Augustinians in Cebu through SNAF’s Augustinian Relief Service (ARS) and the Basilica Minore del Santo Nino de Cebu respond to the call of the time by being in solidarity with those who cannot...

  Dear brothers and sisters and members of Augustinian lay organizations and fratenities: We live in difficult times. The news that comes to us every day speaks of illness and death. It seems as if darkness, pain and sadness have taken over our world and the beauty of creation has perished in the face of this evil drama. Given this complex reality, I need to be reminded and want to remind you of our call to follow Jesus, of our being disciples. I...

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...

Fr. Bandalan has successfully defended his thesis entitled: “Anti-Manichean Echoes in Saint Augustine’s Io. ev. tr. 17, 18, 19 and 23” last October 17, 2019 at the Augustinianum. He, therefore, obtained his Licentiate degree in Theology and Patristic Sciences from the same institute which is affiliated to the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome. Fr. Bandalan previously collaborated as Assistant Librarian of the Augustinianum (2012 – 2014) and was a Member of the Pontifical Sacristy’s Augustinian Community (2014 – 2019). During last...

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...