This Shrine is being built as a gift to the Archdiocese of Vancouver to create a permanent commemoration of the 500 Years of Christianity in the Philippines. The image of Sto. Niῆo will be enthroned on the site of the parish of St. Anthony of Padua, Agassiz, British Columbia.
We still have a ways to go, so we are still graciously accepting donations from individuals, families and corporate partners. If you are able, please phone the office of St. Anthony's at 604-796-9181. Secure donations may be received via Visa or Mastercard. Alternatively, you are welcome to send your donation through Electronic Transfers at email@example.com
Tax Receipts are available for all donations of $20 or more. Surplus funds will be used for furnishings & landscaping of the site.
Help build a Shrine dedicated to the Sto. Niño de Cebu
A permanent memorial will be erected on the site to recognize your generous donation(s)
It is an amazing feat considering the limitations brought by the ongoing pandemic. It is also a testament to the generosity of many Filipinos who want to share the famous Sto. Niño shrine of Cebu in the Philippines here in Canada.
Donations can be sent via e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tax receipts are available for everything above $20. For other ways to donate, please contact the parish office.
An icon of Santo Niño was presented to Pope Francis by Msgr. Janjan Limchua.
The original historic image of the Holy Child enshrined in the Minor Basilica of Sto. Niño de Cebu has been the oldest icon of Christian faith in the Philippines.
The Holy image of Sto. Niῆo was presented by Ferdinand Magellan as a gift to the King and Queen and the faithful in 1521 for accepting Christianity. The statue bears imperial regalia, including a golden crown, globus cruciger, and various sceptres, wears fine vestments, and possesses jewelry mostly offered by devotees over several centuries.
The image is replicated in various parts of the country with different titles and is one of the most beloved and recognizable Filipino cultural icons.
Many miracles have been attributed to the Sto. Niῆo , and continue to this day!