Augustinians in Mati

Augustinians receive award in Mati

As part of the culmination of the 500 Years of Christianity celebrations in the Diocese of Mati, the Augustinians received an award as the

4Ps and DSWD

PADO becomes a member of RMIC to monitor 4Ps Program

On January 26, 2022, the Philippine Augustinians Development Office (PADO) represented by its head Fr. Jose Rene C. Delariarte, OSA was nominated and subsequently

Consecrated Life

Message of Prior General on Day of Consecrated Life

Congratulations on the Day of Consecrated Life February 2, 2022 Dear brothers and sisters: Today we celebrate the day of consecrated life, with the


Fr. Jonas elected as New Provincial Counselor

Rev. Fr. Jonas M. Mejares, OSA was elected as the new provincial counselor of the Augustinian Province of Santo Niño de Cebu – Philippines.

Free Shower

Basilica and SNAF launch Free Shower Program for the Homeless

The Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu (BMSN) in partnership with the Sto. Niño de Cebu Augustinian Social Development Foundation, Inc. (SNAF) initiates

Ordination 2021

Saying ‘I Do’ to and with God: Ordination of One Deacon and Five Priests

In times where Filipino spirits are dampened and reckoned with uncertainty, six Augustinian brothers remained steadfast on their mission as they received their ordination

Fr. Nicolas Echerveria, OSA

Remembering Fr. Nicolas “Nick” Echeveria, OSA

Fr. Nicolas “Nick” M. Echeveria, OSA (Order of Saint Augustine) was born on September 10, 1940 in Balingasag, Misamis Oriental to Cristobal Serdones Echeveria

Younger Augustinians

Young Augustinians Submit Proposals of Renewal to Major Superiors and to the Prior General

After a series of gatherings, the Younger Augustinians in the Asia Pacific region have drafted and submitted a proposal, a 10-year renewal project for

biñan lay volunteers

Santo Niño de Cebu Parish, Biñan: Lay Volunteers Recognized

For the 35 years of Santo Niño de Cebu Parish, Biñan City, Laguna (SNDCP), since its establishment in 1986, 36 lay volunteers stand out

Alfeche two Books

Fr. Alfeche launches two books

A big congratulations to our dear Rev. Fr. Mamerto Alfeche, OSA for the successful launching of his two books entitled “My Two Families: A

Fr. Rivera APAC President

Fr. Rivera elected as New President of APAC

Rev. Fr. Andres D. Rivera Jr., OSA, the Prior Provincial of the Augustinian Province of Santo Niño de Cebu – Philippines, is the new


DSWD issues license to PADO as auxiliary resource agency

On October 13, 2021, the Philippine Augustinians Development Office Inc. (PADO) was issued a License to Operate as Auxiliary Resource Agency by the Department

CSA Bacolod Chemical Engineering

CSA-Bacolod Grad tops Chemical Engineering Licensure Exam

Justine Valero Cientos placed top 4 out of the 321 board examinees of the October 2021 Chemical Engineering Licensure Examination as released by the

Synod 2021-2023

Prior General creates a commission of Order’s participation to Synod 2021-2023

In a letter sent to all members of the Order of Saint Augustine last October 8, 2021, the Prior General, Fr. Alejandro Moral Anton,

Augustinian Volunteers

Augustinian volunteers review principles and practices

It was a joyous event when lay volunteers affiliated with the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño gathered on-site and online for a single purpose

CSA Bacolod Forum

CSA- Bacolod holds Academic Forum on Augustine and Thomas of Villanova

In celebration of the coming Feast of St. Thomas of Villanova on October 10, the Colegio San Agustin – Bacolod organized a two-part academic

USA Face-to-face classes

USA to conduct limited face-to-face classes this October 2021

It is a win for education as the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) granted the University of San Agustin the Certificate of Authority to


USA successfully passes ISO 9001:2015 re-certification

In the recently concluded ISO 9001:2015 Re-Certification Audit held last 7-8 October 2021, the University of San Agustin has successfully passed the re-certification. SOCOTEC

San Jose Placer

San Jose Parish honors patroness of the City with a feast

Last October 7, 2021, the Augustinians and the Parish of San Jose Placer in Iloilo City celebrated the feast of the Our Lady of

2 Augustinian Parish Priests

2 Augustinian parish priests installed in Diocese of San Pedro

In just one day, Rev. Fr. Wilboy Bracamonte, OSA, and Rev. Fr. Noel Cogasa, OSA were installed as parish priests of the Santo Nino

Nursing Program of CSA-Bacolod

CSA-Bacolod gets PAASCU Level 3 for Nursing Program; First School to be granted in the City

The Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP) granted the Colegio San Agustin – Bacolod’s (CSA-Bacolod) Nursing Program a Level III accreditation status

retreat house

4 friars set to administer a retreat house in Don Salvador Benedicto

Augustinian friars from Colegio San Agustin-Bacolod officially held the transfer of Residence of the Centro Sant’ Agostino – Benedicto Retreat House at Don Salvador

Augustinians at Interfaith Season of Creation

Augustinians join Interfaith Season of Creation 2021 commitment

The Santo Niño de Cebu Augustinian Development Foundation, Inc. (SNAF) signed a commitment to protect and preserve the environment and work together with the


Fray Alibong professes final vows

Fray James Ompad Alibong Jr., OSA, the remaining graduate from the 16th Villanovans of the St. Thomas of Villanova Institute as aspirants in 2011,

Fr. Rivera and Fray Alibong Solemn Profession

FULL HOMILY: Fr. Rivera on the Solemn Profession of Fray Alibong

This is the full transcript of the homily of Rev. Fr. Andres Rivera, Jr., OSA, the Prior Provincial of the Augustinian Province of Santo

Province of San Juan de Sahagun of Spain

First Provincial Chapter of the Province of San Juan de Sahagun of Spain

The newly created Augustinian Province of San Juan de Sahagun of Spain is currently holding its first Provincial Chapter from September 20 to 24,

Order of Saint Augustine

Latest news of the Order of Saint Augustine around the world

The General Curia in Rome had sent a communication to all circumscriptions of the latest happenings of the Order of Saint Augustine (OSA) around

New Guipos Church

Guipos hopes to build new Parish Church

Four years after the Augustinians arrived in Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur, the Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish presented a perspective design of a

Tree Growing ANPH

Augustinian Communities support Season of Creation 2021

In observance of the Season of Creation 2021, various communities and institutions of the Province heeded to the call and showed their support by

CSA Biñan Healing Rooms

CSA-Biñan inaugurates “Healing Rooms”

On September 20, 2021, the Colegio San Agustin – Biñan inaugurated its “Healing Rooms” or Isolation rooms as part of their health and safety

simply Professed friars

Augustinians institute Simply-Professed Friars to the Lectorate and Acolytate Ministries

Eleven simply-professed Augustinian friars were instituted to the ministries of lectorate and acolytate during the community Mass on September 18,2021 at the Multi-purpose Hall

Fr. Magin Doctorate

Fr. Magin earns Doctorate in Theology

On September 15, 2021, Rev. Fr. Rodel D. Magin, OSA successfully defended his Dissertation for a Doctorate on Sacred Theology Major in Biblical Theology

Fr. Gonesto installation

Bishop Billones to Fr. Gonesto: “Let Jesus, the Good Shepherd, be your foundation”

“To become an effective shepherd we acknowledge first that primarily, “I am the lost sheep” and in front of Jesus, “I am ‘that’ lost

Augustinian at Papal Sacristy

Cebuano Augustinian Friar assigned to the Papal Sacristy

The Province of Santo Niño de Cebu- Philippines has chosen Rev. Fr. Jubanie Baller, OSA to work in the Papal Sacristy upon the request

pastoral exposure

Four Simply-Professed friars undergo Pastoral Exposure

After years of seminary formation, four simply-professed friars have started their pastoral exposure to various parishes under the Province of Sto. Niño de Cebu

Fr. Luzon at UN

Fr. Luzon appointed as UN Representative of the Order

Rev. Fr. Aladdin Luzon, OSA, the chairman of the Commission on Justice and Peace of the Province of Santo Niño de Cebu, had been

Vicariate of Indonesia

Vicariate of Indonesia elects new council members

The Vicariate of Indonesia has elected its new council members during their 3rd Vicarial Chapter that was held from September 6 until 11, 2021.

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Augustinians Call Out to Grow More Trees

            The Order of Saint Augustine – Province of Sto. Niño de Cebu held a coordinated tree-growing activities from September 9-10, 2021 across its


SACS-STVH Welcomes 4 New Aspirants

The San Agustin Center of Studies-Saint Thomas of Villanova Hall Community (SACS-STVH) gladly welcomed the four new aspirants, namely, Rejemel M. Abella (19) from

Sto. Niño de Cebu Image enshrined in Vatican

On the occasion of the Quincentennial Celebration of the Years of Christianity in the Philippines and the Arrival of the Image of Señor Santo

season of creation

PH Augustinians roll out Environmental Campaign

The Philippine Augustinians successfully launched its Laudato-Si’ campaign on September 1, 2021 in time for the opening of the Season of Creation and World

Pope Francis on Season of Creation

Pope Francis Encourages Participation for the Season of Creation 2021

In two separate messages, Pope Francis encourages Catholics and those people in good faith to participate in the care for creation, our common home,

Priors and Superiors

Prior Provincial installs Priors and Superiors

With the reshuffling of assignments last July 1, 2021, Prior Provincial, Rev. Fr. Andres D. Rivera Jr., OSA, has formally installed the Priors and

Fr. Rivera Message

Message of the Prior Provincial on the Feast of Saint Augustine

Here is a video message of Rev, Fr. Andres Rivera, Jr., OSA on the Solemnity of Saint Augustine to all members of the Province

Augustine's Feast

Filipino Augustinians celebrate Augustine’s Feast

With the theme, “St. Augustine: Model of Search for Truth and Hope in Our Times,” the Augustinians celebrate the feast of their Spiritual Founder,

Prior General Alejandro Moral Anton

Message of Prior General on Solemnity of Saint Augustine



Basilica Partners with PSA for Nat’l ID Registration

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) held a three-day National ID registration for the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu (BMSN) personnel and volunteers

Siaga Gubat Parish Priest

Gubat Parish has a new Parish Priest

On the seventh day novena in honor of Saint Augustine, August 25, Rev. Fr. Ronald Siaga, OSA was installed as the new Parish Priest

San Jose Catholic School

SJCS Gears Up for ‘New’ School Year

Facing the challenges in today’s changing time may be difficult. In the contrary, a call of service prevails if one’s passion is teaching.            A


CBCP releases Pastoral Letter on the Season of Creation CBCP releases Pastoral Letter on the Season of Creation

The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) released a Pastoral Letter for the Philippine Church entitled “Journeying together this Season of Creation 2021

Socorro Community

Socorro greets new Parish Administrators

The Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish (OMPH) in Bucas Grande Island, Socorro, Surigao del Norte, welcomed its new parish administrators. Rev. Fr. Edmar


3 Aspirants in QC and Makati elevate as Postulants

Two aspirants from the San Agustin Seminary (Seminary formation for Professionals) in Makati City were accepted to the year of postulancy on August 9,

Fr. Lumukso dies

Augustinian Vicariate of the Orient mourns Fr. Lumukso’s death

The Vicariate of the Orient announced with a heavy heart on July 19, 2021, the death of Rev. Fr. Antero “Tony” Lumukso y Villamarzo,

Jubilee Cross at Gubat, Sorsogon

St. Augustine Parish welcomes the Jubilee Cross of the Diocese of Sorsogon

In celebration of the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines, the St. Augustine Parish welcomed the Jubilee Cross of the Diocese of Sorsogon

USA at 117

USA-Iloilo celebrates 117 years

The University of San Agustin (USA) – Iloilo celebrated its 117 years of Catholic education and Augustinian experience on July 15, 2021. The event

Augustinian Sisters

Augustinian Sisters profess First Vows

The Augustinian Sisters namely Sr. Lydia Lampasa Jacobe, OSA and  Sr. Mona Lisa Sacay Panilag, OSA, professed their first vows on July 11, 2021

CSA-Bacolod at 59

CSA-Bacolod celebrates 59th Founding Anniversary

The Colegio San Agustin – Bacolod (CSA-B) gloriously celebrates its 59th founding anniversary on July 8, 2021.  The celebration started with a Eucharistic celebration

Axuliary Bishop Mosumba

Augustinian Appointed as Auxiliary Bishop in Tanzania

On July 7, 2021, Pope Francis announced the appointment of Rev. Msgr. Stephano Musomba, O.S.A. as one of the two Auxiliary Bishops of the


5 Novices Receive the Augustinian Habit

As a sign of acceptance to the novitiate, five postulants were given their habit last July 6, 2021. Four are from the Province of

2nd Parish Priest of Guipos

OMPH Guipos officially welcomes its 2nd Parish Priest

The Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish (OMPH) in Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur officially welcomed its second Parish Priest on July 4, 2021. Rev.


Two Novices Profess Vows in Cebu; APAN suspended

On the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, Novice Reden S. Lequin and Novice Miguel Jerrico M. Rodriguez made their profession of religious vows

Subayon ta Exhibit

Sto. Niño Parish Mohon launches “SUBAYON TA!” exhibit

In line with the Quincentennial celebration of Christianity in the Philippines, the Sto. Niño de Cebu Parish in Mohon, Talisay City, Cebu launched an

Guipos Fiesta

Guipos celebrates 4th Parish Fiesta

The Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish in Guipos, Zamboanga del Sur celebrates its fourth Parish Fiesta last June 26, 2021.   Most Rev.

Vocation Promotion,

Vocation Promotion Manual released

The Commission on Vocation and Promotion (2016- 2020) headed by Fr. Dante O. Juloc, OSA in partnership with the Augustinian Vocation Promoters (AVP) of

Vocation Song Cover

Filipino Augustinians present Vocation Song: Sulyap sa Tawag Mo

The Commission on Vocation of the Province of Sto. Niño de Cebu- Philippines in partnership with the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño de Cebu’s

Socorro Retablo

Socorro Parish replaces old Retablo

The parish church of the Our Mother of Perpetual Help in Socorro, Surigao del Norte replaced its old wooden retablo with that of a

Lay Affiliates

OSA recognizes 5 New Lay Affiliates in PH

The Order of Saint Augustine (OSA) recognized five laity as affiliates to the Order on two separate occasions last June 2021. Four of them

friars renew commitment

Friars Renew Commitment to Augustinian Life

Twenty-two Augustinian friars renewed their vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience on June 12, 2021 at the Saint Nicholas of Tolentine Oratory of San


Death of Fray Arturo Adalim, OSA

Fray Arturo P. Adalim, OSA was born in Barangay Tuyon, Cauayan, Negros Occidental on May 7, 1937 to Cenen Gayona Adalim and Macaria Salazar

Tree Growing Project CSA Bacolod

CSA-Bacolod’s CEPO launches Augustinian Tree Growing Project

In celebration of the Augustinian Mission Awareness Day and the Environmental Month of the Negros Occidental Province, the Community Extension Program Office (CEPO) spearheaded

Assignemnts 2020

New Assignment of Friars for the term 2021 – 2024

The Province of Santo Niño de Cebu-Philippines made a major reshuffling to all nineteen communities and residences and announced on its official Facebook page

RST Graduation

OSA Sweeps RST Solemn Investiture 2021

On June 3, 2021, 10 Augustinian simply-professed friars graduated in their respective academic degrees from the Recoletos School of Theology (RST) in Quezon City


Saguday Parish chosen as Jubilee Church

The Augustinian-administered St. Augustine of Hippo Parish in Saguday, Quirino Province is designated as one of the three Jubilee churches in the Diocese of

Community PAntries

Augustinian parishes host own Community Pantries

Three Augustinian-administered parishes in Luzon hosted their own community pantries namely; the Nuestra Señora de Gracia Parish in Makati City, St. Augustine of Hippo

Javier Barba

Fr. Javier is new Assistant General of the Order

On May 18, 2021, the Prior General, Alejandro Moral Antón, OSA along with the General Council announced the election of Fr. Javier Pérez Barba,


Death of Fr. Rodolfo Sicio, OSA

Fr. Rodolfo P. Sicio, OSA was born on November 28, 1936 to Vicente Soriaso Sicio and Quirina  Pasman Pingol in Barangay Alibunan, Calinog, Iloilo.

5 deacons

Five Friars ordained as Deacons

In two separate occasions, the Augustinian Province of Santo Niño de Cebu – Philippines witnessed the ordination of its five friars to the Sacred

USA Kaplag

USA organizes Webinar Event

In celebration of the 456th anniversary of the Augustinians’ Presence in the Philippines and the 456th anniversary of the Finding of the Miraculous Image

456th Kaplag Concert

Paglambo sa Pagtuo Concert Punctuates 456th Kaplag Celebration with High Notes

The first evangelists to the Philippines and caretaker of the centuries-old image of the Santo Niño, the Order of the Augustinians (OSA) highlighted the

Archbishop Lazo

Archbishop Lazo holds pastoral visit at San Jose Placer Parish

His Grace, the Most Rev. Jose Romeo O. Lazo, D.D., Archbishop of Archdiocese of Jaro conducted a pastoral visitation to the Augustinian-ministered San Jose


USA-Iloilo names first Lay, Woman as VPAA

The University of San Agustin announced on April 22, 2021 the appointment of its newest academic leader, Prof. Regina Aileen May V. Vergara, Ph.D.



As we celebrate today the 500th year commemoration of the first baptism in Cebu and the gifting of the image of the Santo Niño

SNAF Beneficiaries Baptized

SNAF beneficiaries baptized during 500 YOC Pontifical Mass

Three out of the seven children who were baptized last April 14, 2021, during the Pontifical Mass of the 500 Years of Christianity celebration

Basilica as National Cultural Treasure

Basilica declared as National Cultural Treasure

Roman Catholics in the Philippines commemorated the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the country through a Pontifical Mass; declaration of the

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Historians and Theologian Talk on The Santo Niño: The Beginning of the Christian Faith and the Expansion of the Devotion in Augustinian’s Webinar Series

The talk on The Santo Niño: The Beginning of the Christian Faith and the Expansion of the Devotion, which premiered live on Facebook on

journey back

Historians and Archaeologist Lecture on A Journey Back to Pre-colonial Visayas in Augustinian’s Webinar Series

A Journey Back to Pre-colonial Visayas, the first of the three-part webinar series by the Santo Niño at 500 Committee of the Order of

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Solemn Profession Of Vows 2021

After years of initial formation, 5 friars of the Province professed their solemn vows last January 23, 2021 at San Agustin Center of Studies

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Santo Niño De Cebu Fiesta 2021

The many difficulties and inconveniences brought by the current Covid-19 pandemic were not able to dampen the faith of thousands of Santo Niño devotees


Augustinian Relief Services (ARS)

In response to the different calamities (floods and typhoons Rolly and Ulysses) that struck parts of the country last November and out of solidarity



15 December 2020, CEBU CITY– The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically affected the source of income of the candle vendors, photographers and candle workers in


OSA Turns Over Water System Facility To Barangay Greenhills, San Fernando, Cebu

San Fernando, CEBU – On Saint Augustine’s birthday and the Feast of All Augustinian Saints, November 13, 2020, the Province through the Colegio del


Blessing of Mohon Parish’s New Façade, Belfry, and Choir Loft

Cebu Archbishop Jose S. Palma led the rite of blessing of the new façade, belfry, and choir loft of Santo Niño de Cebu Parish

Year of Saint Joseph 2021

Year Of Saint Joseph

To mark the 150th Anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church by Pope Pius IX in 1870, Pope

priesthood in Indonesia

4 Indonesians Ordained to Priesthood

Four friars from the Augustinian Vicariate of Christus Totus Papua Indonesia were ordained to the Sacred Order of Presbyters by the Most Rev. Most

de san Martin

Pope Francis appoints Fr. de San Martín, OSA, as undersecretary of the Synod of Bishops

The Holy Father, Pope Francis, announced on February 6, 2021 the appointment of Fr. Luis Marin de San Martin, OSA as the undersecretary of

bound by history

Augustinians Open Webinar Series Bound by History: Magellan, Santo Niño and the Beginnings of the Augustinian Evangelization

The Santo Niño at 500 Committee of the Order of Saint Augustine – Province of Santo Niño de Cebu opened on January 30, 2021,

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Augustinian Friars joined the 2nd Nat’l Con on the Ministry of Spiritual Liberation and Exorcism

17 friars joined the 2nd National Conference on the Ministry of Spiritual Liberation and Exorcism organized by the Archdiocese of Manila Office of Exorcism

mabanta in Rome

Mabanta attended Secretary’s Meeting in Rome

Secretaries of the Order came together for a meeting in Rome from 16 to 20 January 2017. 25 secretaries attended the meeting. About half

Augustinians offer Balay-Bao: a typhoon resilient house

The Commission on Justice and Peace and Sto. Nino Augustinian Development Foundation (SNAF) of the Augustinian Province of Sto. Nino de Cebu-Philippines was invited

Gary McCloskey, OSA

Fr. Gary McCloskey OSA Speaks

Last February 13, 2015, Rev. Fr. Gary McCloskey OSA of the Villanova Province visited the San Agustin Center of Studies to give a talk

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