KAPLAG 455TH COMMEMORATION (2020)

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The 455th commemoration of the Kaplag (discovery/finding of the image) is essentially the celebration of Augustinian presence in the country. As part of the build-up activities for the 500th anniversary, this will be highlighted with the Augustinian legacy mapping (Activity no. 2).

Santo Niño de Cebu: Baptism Gift to Queen Juana
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Santo Niño de Cebu: Baptism Gift to Queen Juana

The story of the Santo Niño de Cebu started with the 1521 baptism of Cebu chieftain Datu Humabon, Queen Juana and 800 of their subjects by the chaplain Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition, Pedro de Valderrama; and the gifting of the image to Queen Juana by Ferdinand Magellan’s chronicler, Antonio Pigafetta ...
Kaplag Sparked Formal Evangelization of the Philippines & Worldwide Veneration of the Sto. Nino de Cebu
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Kaplag Sparked Formal Evangelization of the Philippines & Worldwide Veneration of the Sto. Niño de Cebu

The worldwide veneration to the image of the Sto. Niño in the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño and the celebration of the Fiesta Senor started way back to the miraculous finding of the image in by the company the Legazpi-Urdaneta expedition in April 28, 1565 ...
FRAY URDANETA: Philippines First Prelate & Discoverer of the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade Route
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Fray Urdaneta

The April 1565 arrival of the Legaspi-Urdaneta expedition to the Philippines, and the subsequent finding of the image of the Santo Nino would not be possible without the Augustinian priest, Fray Andrés de Urdaneta, OSA. The expedition paved the way for Spain’s missionary and economic expansion, and the formal Christian ...
Magellan’s 1521 Arrival to Cebu Set Stage for Christianization of the Philippines
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Magellan’s 1521 Arrival to Cebu Set Stage for Christianization of the Philippines

The formal Christianization of the Philippines started in 1565. But the story would not be complete without going back 44 years prior - back to 1521, during the arrival of the famed Ferdinand Magellan* to a group of islands of what is now called the Philippines ...