Recoletos de Antipolo celebrates St. Ezekiel’s Day
AUGUST 14, 2015 – The community, headed by Rev. Fr. Bernabe Dosdos, OAR, the Prior of the house,visited the Rizal Provincial Hospital System (RPHS). The group administered a healing rite through the intercession of St. Ezekiel Moreno. They also rendered some lively songs and animations for the sick in the said hospital. At 12:00 noon, Fr. Bernabe Dosdos, OAR, Fr. Leopoldo Estioko, OAR, Fr. Manuel Lipardo, OAR, and Fr. Roland Cepe, OAR presided the Healing Mass in honor of St. Ezekiel Moreno.
The event served as part of the activity for the feast of a Recollect Saint, Ezekiel Moreno, the Patron of Cancer Patients.
AUGUST 16, 2015 – The Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity (SARF) and the Recollect Augustinian Youth (RAY) fed more or less, 150 children from the surrounding areas of the seminary. They also fed them spiritually through catechism. The SARF and the RAY were rewarded with smiles from the children as the activity ended.
AUGUST 18, 2015 – The SEMONORE held a Religious Night. The religious priests and brothers, together with the seminarians exercised fraternal bond through basketball games. The event continued with a dinner integrated with a short program.
AUGUST 19, 2015 – The The celebration officially started at about 9:30 AM with the launching of Prof. Emmanuel Luis Romanillos’ book, Life and Spirituality of St. Ezekiel Moreno Parish Priest of Las Piñas (1876-1879). It was followed by the tribute dance to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the known devotion of the aforementioned saint. Afterwhich, the RAY members and the pre-novices performed the traditional dance of Antipolo called Caracol.
Rev. Fr. Dionisio Selma, OAR, the Prior Provincial, presided the solemn Eucharistic celebration which ended with a healing rite. A program and a buffet ended the activity.