The Order of Saint Augustine (OSA) recognized five laity as affiliates to the Order on two separate occasions last June 2021.
Four of them were recommended by the Basilica del Santo Niño de Cebu community and were installed last June 19, 2021 by the outgoing Prior of the Basilica Community, Fr. Pacifico C. Nohara, OSA. They were: Marcelino Ylaya Alegarbes, Dory Go Chua, Rodulfo Omboy Kintanar, Sr., and Maylen Almario Licatan.
Meanwhile, Divina Ventocilla Castillo was installed by the outgoing Prior of the Mother of Good Counsel Parish (MGCP) Community, Fr. Danilo M. Carido, OSA last June 27, 2021.
The Constitutions of the Order of Saint Augustine provides that the Order has the faculty of affiliating to itself the faithful who merit special recognition because of their distinguished cooperation for the good of the Order.
By reason of this affiliation, they belong to the Augustinian Family and share in all the spiritual benefits of the Order.
Affiliation is granted by the Prior General on his own initiative or upon the request of any community of the Augustinian Family.
Congratulations to our new lay affiliates!!!