Augustinian Province of Sto. Niño de Cebu, Philippines

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The Augustinian Province of Sto. Niño de Cebu, Philippines is a geographical and administrative Ecclesiastical Province of the Order of St. Augustine which is based in the city of Cebu in the Philippines.

The affiliates of the Province are actively involved in education, parish administration, mission work and formation of candidates for religious life. The Province has worked on joint missions with the Australian Province in South Korea, with the Netherlands|Dutch Province in Indonesia, and with the Provinces of Villanova (United States), Ireland and England-Scotland in South Africa. In collaboration with the other Provinces of the Order, the Province also sends friars to help in the apostolic and pastoral ministries.<ref>"Augustinian Order", www.basilicadelsantoninodecebu.org.ph, 2006. Retrieved on 2007-01-17. </ref>

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History

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Logo of the Province of Sto. Niño de Cebu, Philippines ca. 1983

The province was officially formed on September 13, 1983, inside the Istituto Patristico Augustinianum, beside the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome when ninety-three members of the of the 174th General Chapter of the Augustinian Order approved the creation of the first indigenous Augustinian province in Asia. The Province of Sto. Niño de Cebu gained autonomy from the mother province, the Province of the Most Holy Name of Jesus of the Philippines which is based in Spain.<ref>Fr. Eusebio B. Berdon, OSA: The New Province: Profile, Challenges & Goals, Inauguration of the Augustinian Province of Sto. Niño de Cebu, Philippines, Yuhum La Defensa Press, Iloilo City, 1984</ref>

The first Prior Provincial was Rev. Fr. Eusebio B. Berdon, OSA, at the time 35 years old and a priest for only seven years. There were 36 brothers and 61 aspirants, novices, postulants and theology students affiliated with the Order at the time of the formation of the Province.<ref>Anita D. Bellosillo: Fr. Eusebio Berdon: His Brethren's Choice, Inauguration of the Augustinian Province of Sto. Niño de Cebu, Philippines, Yuhum La Defensa Press, Iloilo City, 1984</ref>

Houses

The institutions owned by the Province, sometimes referred to as houses, include the following:

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