Category: Religion

Trivia about the birth anniversary of Fr. Andres de Urdaneta

Fr. Fray de Urdaneta was a Spanish Augustinian friar, sail captain and explorer who was in the Legaspi Expedition that left Spain for the Philippines on Novembe 21, 1564 on board the ship Capitana that sailed along with the galleons San Pablo and San Pedro and the tenders of San Juan and San Lucas.

Trivia about Graciano Lopez Jaena

Graciano Lopez Jaena was born on December 18, 1856 in Jaro, Iloilo. He came from a lowly family which has strong values in education and religion. His father Placido Lopez, is a general repairman while his mother, Maria Jacoba Jaena is a seamstress. He studied at the Seminario Tejaro and at an early age: he was placed under the care of Reverend Francisco Jayme who enhanced and developed his skills in speech. Since his ambition was to become a doctor, he tried to enroll at the University of Santo Tomas but was deprived of access due to lack of requirements.


Trivia about Xavier School

Many Jesuit missionaries who left China in 1949 found a new home and mission in the overseas Chinese community of the Philippines. Eventually, through sheer determination, perseverance, and faith, an international group of Jesuits led by the late Frs. Jean Desautels, Louis Papilla, and Cornelius Pineau set up Xavier School (Kuang Chi).

Trivia about His Eminence Jaime Lachica Cardinal Sin

Jaime Lachica Cardinal Sin, the 30th Archbishop of Manila, was born August 31, 1928 in New Washington, Aklan, a small town in an island in the central Philippines. He was the seventh of nine children of Juan Sin, a Chinese businessman who had migrated to the Philippines, and Maxima Reyes Lachica.

Trivia about St. Scholastica’s College

The turn of the twentieth century brought about dramatic changes in the life of the Philippines. In I898, Spain ceded the Philippines to the United States. Then in 1902 the Philippine Education Act established the system of public schools, and no religious instruction was allowed in those schools.

Trivia about the Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Adventism came into the Philippine shore in 1905. In August of that year, while in Singapore, Robert A. Caldwell, a literature evangelist missionary, received a call from the Adventist world church headquarters in Maryland to go to the Philippines. He arrived on the same month in Manila.

Trivia about the San Agustin Church

The San Agustin Church, in Intramuros, marks this year the 400th anniversary of its construction. Finished in 1604, it becomes the oldest stone church in the Philippines.