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.
Roman Catholics in the Philippines commemorated the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christianity in the country through a Pontifical Mass; declaration of the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño’s church and convent, and the Pavilion of the Magellan’s Cross as National Cultural Treasure (NCT); launching of Santo Niño at 500 commemorative stamps; opening of Santo Niño Exhibit; re-enactment of the First Baptism and Gifting of the Santo Niño Image to Doña Juana; and, a cultural show.
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 Archdiocese of Cebu formally opened the year-long celebration of the quincentennial commemoration of the introduction of the faith in the country with the unveiling and blessing of jubilee crosses in all parishes.
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.
The Order of St. Augustine (OSA), the caretakers of the image of the Sto. Nino, looks back into its half-a-millennia presence in the Philippines, and celebrates and shares its contributions to the pastoral and integral societal development in the country.
The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) through its Board of Commissioners reaffirms previous official declarations that Limasawa Island is the location of the first Easter Mass in the Philippines.