The house of the family of the late Jaime L. Cardinal Sin which is located in the town of New Washington in the province of Aklan, will be transformed into a museum dedicated to preserving the memory of the influential religious leader.
According to CBCP News, the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed by the Diocese of Kalibo and the Serviam Foundation, which is the property’s custodian. It was signed during a ceremony held after a Mass presided over by Bishop Ruperto Santos of Antipolo at Manila Cathedral on August 31, the 95th birthday anniversary of Cardinal Sin.
Msgr. Rolando dela Cruz of the Manila Cathedral and Fr. Rufino Sescon Jr. of Quiapo Church represented the Serviam Foundation at the signing ceremony, while Bishop Jose Corazon Tala-oc and Fr. Justy More represented the Kalibo diocese’s Historical, Research, and Cultural Council.
“We encourage them (the Kalibo diocese) to use the house for their cultural heritage purposes.”
Fr. More emphasized the significance of the initiative, stating that the museum’s purpose is to “preserve the memory of Cardinal Sin and educate future generations about his life and teachings.”
CBCP News added that the home diocese of Cardinal Sin has recently begun a three-year preparation for its 50th anniversary celebration in 2026, making the inauguration of the museum all the more timely and significant.
Fr. More added that the museum would house a collection of church artifacts and archival materials.
“We hope to offer visitors a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about the significant historical events and tangible heritage that shaped the Diocese of Kalibo’s remarkable faith journey,” he said. (Luis Angelo Sta. Maria/Volunteer Writer-San Felipe Neri Parish | Photo from CBCP News)