Have a birds-eye view of the locations where the Ferdinand Magellan expedition landed/docked before and during its 1521 arrival in the Philippines and review some of the important events during that period.
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 456th year celebration of the Kaplag with an online concert titled Santo Niño @500 and Beyond: PAGLAMBO SA PAGTUO.
The image of the Santo Niño is the grand symbol that links us to the past and leads us to the future of our lives as a people of faith. Treading our lives to the future necessitates learning our lessons from the past to enrich our present undertakings. This webinar series has offered us this opportunity to learn about the history of our faith and of the Church in our country, intended to facilitate a more meaningful quincentennial commemoration.
The Augustinian friars, being the first missionaries to be in contact with the (Filipino) Indios forty-four years after Magellan was killed in Cebu, have a handful of materials that narrate their interactions with the natives.
The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) released its Pastoral Exhortation in 2012 with the subtitle “Looking Forward to Our Five Hundredth,” a pastoral reference to the quincentennial of Christianity’s introduction in the Philippines. The Augustinians participate in the celebration of the faith with the 500 years of Santo Niño’s arrival which is believed to be the image presented by Magellan to Humabon’s consort after the occasion.
The last of the three-part webinar series by the Santo Niño at 500 Committee of the Order of Saint Augustine - Province of Santo Niño de Cebu premiered live on Facebook on April 3, 2021. Three historian-theologians discussed The Augustinians: Their Pioneering Missionary Work and its Impact to the Faith Growth and the Philippine Society.
The talk on The Santo Niño: The Beginning of the Christian Faith and the Expansion of the Devotion, which premiered live on Facebook on March 13, 2021, spurred a spirited discussion among the webinar’s speakers.
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 Saint Augustine - Province of Santo Niño de Cebu premiered live on Facebook on February 20, 2021. The three-part webinar series entitled Bound by History: Magellan, Santo Niño and the Beginnings of the Augustinian Evangelization is part of this year’s celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Image of Santo Niño de Cebu.
The Santo Niño at 500 Committee of the Order of Saint Augustine - Province of Santo Niño de Cebu opened on January 30, 2021, the three-part webinar series entitled Bound by History: Magellan, Santo Niño and the Beginnings of the Augustinian Evangelization in partnership with the National Quincentennial Committee, Republic of the Philippines, Cultural and Historical Affairs Office - Cebu City and 500 Years of Christianity - Archdiocese of Cebu.