One particular tradition of the fiesta is the out loud cry of the phrases- “VIVA PIT SEÑOR!” and “VIVA SEÑOR SANTO NIÑO!” This is done repetitively after the mass or during the dancing of the traditional Sinulog in the Basilica or even made as chants of Sinulog contingents. But, what does this really mean?
One of the most touching miracles of the Holy Child of Cebu was written by the recipient himself, a sailor of the ship Barcelona, one Fernando Saavedra de Gracia. In his letter, posted from Manila and dated September 26, 1877, addressed to his Cebu based friend, one Don Fidel Maas y Matti.
“Till death, mag debosyon jud ko sa Señor…” These were the words of the 82 year old retiree, Mrs. Antonieta Oyales who has been a devotee to Sñr. Sto. Niño for more than 50 years. Her passion and dedication to serve the Señor is evident in her day to day […]
Banawa, the Kingdom of King Humabon, bordered the sea. During the months of November and December, as was always his custom, he reminded his people to be wary of eating a certain kind of poisonous fish locally called boriring (globe fish). He had to do it because during those two […]
The Slab Stone that Shattered a Dream and fortified Faith “Diha gyud sa iyang ulo nabuak ang bato, unya deretso siya ug katumba ug sigeg agas iyang dugo,” (The slab of stone fall to pieces right on her head, then she fell down and started to bleed.) This is how […]
In 1935, the Lungsuranon magazine featured the Santo Niño on its front page as Ang Karaan ug Milagrosong Larawan sa Bantugang Santo sa Sugbu (The Ancient and Miraculous Image of the Famous Santo Niño of Cebu). Miracles wrought by the power of the Santo Niño are considered undeniable. Santo Niño […]
Post Lepgazpi Era: Medical Miracles: The Holy Infant has long been acknowledged as miraculous by devotees as well as by the Augustinian Order. One ancient miracle attributed to devotion in the Santo Niño involved the venerable Bishop Don Pedro de Agurto, first bishop of Cebu, who died on October 15, […]