Santo Niño Pilgrim Center (Provincialate) Community (Cebu City)


The Provincialate Community resides at the top most floor of its namesake building: the Santo Niño Pilgrim Center at the heart of Cebu City just in front of the centuries-old Basilica del Santo Niño. The then Prior General of the Order, Fr. Miguel Ángel Orcasitas Gómez, OSA officially created the present community on March 26, 1993. The community transferred to their new friary on April 1, 1993 after the completion of all the construction works.

Prior to this, the Provincialate Community was integrated to the Basilica del Santo Niño Community on June 1, 1990. Before its transfer to Cebu, San Agustin Center of Studies (SACS) in Quezon City also served as the Provincial House from November 1984 to May 1990. After the Province’s creation on December 25, 1983, the first Prior Provincial, Fr. Eusebio B. Berdon, OSA together with Fr. Rogelio R. Obja-an, OSA (1 st Provincial Treasurer) and Fr. Melchor L. Mirador, OSA (1 st Provincial Secretary) held office at the San Agustin Monastery in Intramuros, Manila. They eventually transferred to SACS after its buildings’ inauguration in November 1984.

The community runs the Provincial Offices located at the 2 nd floor of the pilgrim center and ministers to Colegio del Santo Niño, an elementary school that provides quality Christian and Augustinian education to its students. The friary and school in Greenhills, San Fernando, Cebu is also under the Provincialate Community.


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