Alibong

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.

Trees SOC

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

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

GREETINGS FROM THE PRIOR GENERAL FOR THE FEAST OF SAINT AUGUSTINE TO THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS, THE FRATERNITIES AND THE LAITYOF THE AUGUSTINIAN FAMILY

PSA

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

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

aspirants

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

novices

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.

vows

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 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

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

Adalim

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

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

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

Sicio

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.

500

500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ARRIVAL OF THE SANTO NIÑO IMAGE IN CEBU

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

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

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

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

LAUNCHING OF RISING UP TOGETHER PROJECT: “Souvenir Shop Niño”

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

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

Fr. Rivera is New Prior Provincial

Fr. Andres Rivera, Jr., O.S.A. had ben elected as the next Prior Provincial of the Order of St. Augustine in the Province of Sto.

President Aquino leads turnover of restored historical sites

Last March 3, 2016 the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) turned over Cebu’s two top historical sites that were damaged by the

APAC Augustinian Youth Encounter 2015 in Cebu

Cebu City, Philippines – At least 513 youth in Asia came to Cebu City to join the Augustinian Youth Encounter 2015 from November 15-19,

Augustinian Youth Encounter International: Cebu City, Philippines

The Augustinian Youth Encounter International Commission of APAC is expecting one thousand youth participants to come and experience the Filipino brand of hospitality in

vulnerasti

Vulnerasti: Coming Soon!

Vulnerasti”… This Latin phrase has been chosen as the title of the present Augustinian Bible Diary – the very first of its kind published

Augustinians Welcome 5 new Deacons and 1 priest

With joy and thanksgiving, we congratulate Fr. Oswald Duran, OSA and Revs. Edmar Escobar, OSA, Genesis Labana, OSA, Robert Lee Lingo, OSA, Arvin Salceda,

Cardinal Carballo Speaks before Cebu’s Religious men and women

On July 15, 2015, the Basilica del Sto. Nino was the venue of the encounter of all religious men and women of Cebu as

new priests,

OSA Cebu Province has 4 New Priests

The Province of Sto. Niño de Cebu-Philippines is blessed to have four new priests. Rev Frs. Imman Noel Abellana, OSA, Aimark Asor, OSA, Antonio

friars,

29 Friars Attend Annual Assembly

Twenty-nine friars composed of the leaders of the Province – Provincial Officers led by Fr. Eusebio Berdon, OSA Prior Provincial, the Chairmen of Provincial

Basilica reopens

Basilica Reopens to Public

Good news to all devotees of Señor Sto. Niño de Cebu! After one year and two months since the earthquake last October 15, 2013,

socorro,

Santo Niño is New Chapel of Socorro Parish

On November 30, 2014 at around 11:45 AM, another milestone happened in the life of the Our Mother of Perpetual Help Parish in Socorro,

apac

4 Friars join 12th APAC Convention; Gonzaga is New APAC Treas

Four friars from the Province attended the 12th Asia-Pacific Augustinian Conference (APAC) Triennial Convention held at the Mother House of the Augustinian Sisters of

deacons

Cebu Province has Five New Deacons

On October 14, 2014, Tuesday, at 10:00 am, Fray Imman Noel Abellana, OSA, Fray Aimark Asor, OSA, Fray Oswald Duran, OSA, Fray Antonio Nombrefia,