Augustinians officially open the Santo Niño at 500 Webinar Series

Augustinians officially open the Santo Niño at 500 Webinar Series

The Santo Niño at 500 Committee of the Order of Saint Augustine – Province of Santo Niño de Cebu – Philippines presented the three-part webinar “Bound by History: Magellan, Santo Niño and the Beginnings of the Augustinian Evangelization.”

The series of talks will revolve around the connections between the introduction of Christianity by the Magellan expedition, the Santo Niño devotion and the early beginnings of the evangelization of the Philippines by the Augustinians. Magellan, the Santo Niño de Cebu and the Augustinians are three distinct entities but shared inseparable historical unity as they themselves are the enduring iconic representations of momentous unifying births, of a world, a country and a unifying faith.

The first part of the webinar series will be centered on “A Journey Back to the Pre-colonial Visayas” which will happen on February 20, 2021 at 3 p.m. The second part has a theme “Santo Niño: The Beginning of the Christian Faith and the Expansion of the Devotion” on March 13, 2021 at 3 p.m. The last part will revolve around “The Augustinians: Their Pioneering Missionary Work and its Impact to the Faith Growth and the Philippine Society” on April 3, 2021 at 3 p.m.  All will be broadcasted live on the Santo Niño at 500 Facebook page,

Registration for the first part of the webinar series will start on February 1 and end on February 13, 2021. To those invited organizations and/or institutions that were given the link, they can register within these dates. The Santo Niño at 500 Secretariat will open the registration link to the public on February 14 to 18, 2021. There will be an announcement on the Santo Niño at 500 Facebook page and on this web page on the succeeding schedules of the webinar series. (Click this link to register.)

This online conference is in partnership with the National Quincentennial Committee, Republic of the Philippines, 500 Years of Christianity – Archdiocese of Cebu and Cultural and Historical Affairs Office – Cebu City.

The public can also watch live the opening day and the three-part webinar as it will be simultaneously broadcasted on the following Facebook pages:

Our official hashtags for this event are #SantoNinoAt500#TheAugustinians and #BoundByHistory.

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