SMC Celebrates The 500 Years Of Christianity In The Philippines

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USA - The Bishop John S. Cummins Institute for Catholic Thought, Culture and Action of Saint Mary’s College of California (SMC) together with the SMC Asian Pacific A m e r i c a n S t u d e n t Association organized a campus event on 17 March 2021 to commemorate the 500 years of the arrival of Christianity in the Philippines, which is being celebrated this year. During this activity, Br. Iñigo Riola FSC, a doctoral student at SMC, gave a talk about the 500 years of Christianity in the Philippines and the 500th anniversary of the Filipino Victory at the Battle of Mactan, which is the Philippine part in the story of the first circum-navigation of the world. After the talk, Br. Charles Hilken FSC, Director of the SMC Cummins Institute, gave the 500 years of Christianity commemorative mission crosses to all participants as a memento. Students, faculty, Brothers, and college administrators attended this event.

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