Augustinian-Built Churches in Metro Manila and her Patron Saints

Most of the cities in today’s Metro Manila were part of the province of Tondo during the Spanish colonial period and most of the churches in these cities were founded by none other than the pioneering Christian missionaries in the country: the Augustinian Friars. Aside from San Agustin Church, Monasterio de Guadalupe and the friary... Continue Reading →

Repost: 10 Augustinian built heritage churches in the Philippines you should see

This year, 2015, marks the 450th year of the presence of the Augustinians in the Philippines, the 450th year of the finding of the image of the Sto. Nino in Cebu and the 50th anniversary of the Minor Basilica of Sto. Nino. This post, celebrates these milestones by honoring the pioneering Augustinian order thru the... Continue Reading →

An old photo of the Church of Guadalupe in Makati City.1899-1900s - Library Congrees.    

Balik-Ugat: Augustinians in Ilocos

On October 18, 2013, the Augustinian Simply Professed Friars of the Province of Sto. Niño de Cebu had the chance to visit the churches built by their forefathers in Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur. The pilgrimage is called "Balik-Ugat", which is literally translated to "Back-to-the-roots". In history, these two provinces were assigned to the Augustinians... Continue Reading →

Angels in Stone: Architecture of Augustinian Churches in the Philippines

General Information ID No.: LIT058 Subject Covered: Augustinian Architecture, Colonial Architecture, Chruch Architecture Areas Covered: Philippines (Luzon and Visayas Region) Period Covered: 1565-1898 Medium: Book Bibliographic Details Author: Galande, Pedro Year Published: 1987 Book Title: Angels in Stone: Architecture of Augustinian Churches in the Philippines Publisher: Metro Manila/ GA, Formoso Publishing Page Total: 526 Illustration... Continue Reading →

San Agustin Church, Intramuros, Manila

          History: San Agustin Church originally known as "inglesia de San Pablo", founded in 1571 is the oldest stone church (built in 1589) in the Philippines. It is a administered by the Order of Saint Agustine (Augustinian Friars). Since the time of its foundation, the devotion to Nuestra Senora dela Consolacion... Continue Reading →

Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu

The Minor Basilica of the Santo Niño or Basilica Minore del Santo Niño is a 16th century church in Cebu City in the Philippines. It was built purportedly on the spot where the image of the Santo Niño, a sculpture depicting the Holy Child Jesus found by Spanish explorers in 1565 preserved in a burned wooden box which was left behind during the... Continue Reading →

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