Pilgrim images of Señor Sto. Niño de Cebu visit parishes nationwide and abroad

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 01/25/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The physical celebrations of the Fiesta Señor and the Sinulog Grand Festival were not only the religious activities that resumed this year. The visit of the pilgrim images of the Señor Sto. Niño…

Fr. Zerda on ‘Hubo’ mass: ‘Manggihatagon ang Ginoo’

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 01/20/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “God is gracious. Manggihatagon ang Ginoo.” This was the message from Rev. Fr. Nelson G. Zerda, OSA sent to the thousands of devotees who attended the solemn mass and Rite of “Hubo,” on Friday…

Coast guard’s BRP CABRA is this year’s official galleon for fluvial procession

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 01/05/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The galleon that would carry the blessed images of Señor Sto. Niño de Cebu and the Our Lady of Guadalupe during the fluvial procession for the 458th Fiesta Señor on January 14, 2023,…

Basilica expects 300,000 visitors per day

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 01/05/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — As the nine-day novena for the 458th Fiesta Señor officially starts on Thursday, January 5, 2023, Augustinian priests urged devotees to follow safety and security protocols when in Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño.…

Faith grows on Kinatarcan Island in Cebu

Ador Vincent Mayol 05/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — The people of Kinatarcan Island off the western coast of Cebu province felt something was missing even if they were living in paradise. “We craved for something more, the one that physical…

Santo Niño basilica closed to public due to ‘suspected’ cases

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Basilica Minore del Santo Niño will be temporarily closed to the public until further notice. This after the Order of Saint Augustine (OSA) Friars, the order managing the basilica, revealed that there…

Fr. Reyes on clear bag policy uproar: We have no say on police decisions on Basilica’s security

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/04/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The priests of the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño said that they had no say on the clear bag policy of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO)  Fr. Ric Anthony Reyes, OSA, spokesperson…

Augustinians hope Pope Francis, Duterte will attend quincentennial celebrations in 2021

Rosalie Abatayo 11/11/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Order of Saint Augustine (OSA) is hoping to bring together the leaders of the Catholic Church and the Philippines as the country commemorates the 500th year since the arrival of Christianity in…

Sto. Niño basilica close to public for youth day event on April 24

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 04/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño will be closed to the public for at least eight hours starting at 4 p.m of April 24 until 5 a.m. of April 25. Fr. Genesis Labana,…

‘Keep Fiesta Señor solemn’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 01/04/2017

Be patient, follow instructions and signages, avoid wearing jewelry and keep it solemn. These were among the reminders given by the Augustinian fathers of the Basilica del Sto. Niño to devotees as the 452nd Fiesta Señor celebration…

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