University of San Jose-Recoletos Cebu City

1947       Foundation of what was then Colegio de San Jose-Recoletos. 1951       A two-storey college building fronting Magallanes St. was built. 1959       Construction of San Agustin Hall Annex to Extend the whole length of the old structure. 1979 & 1985      Awarded “Outstanding Institution of Learning” by the City and Province of Cebu. 1980       Additional site … Read more

University Negros Occidental-Recoletos Bacolod City

June 1941            Foundation of the Occidental Negros Institute in Talisay town by Drs. Antonio Lizares and Francisco Kilayko. WW II atrocities stopped its operations in December 1941. 1946       The owners re-opened the school but this time somewhere is Luzuriaga and Locsin Sts. In Bacolod. 1950       All colleges and Department were transferred to the 5-hectare Land … Read more

Taiwan, Republic of China

ARRIVAL OF THE CHRISTIANITY IN TAIWAN 1926       Spanish station for Japan-bound galleon trade was built in northern Taiwan with the fort named Santisima Trinidad. Start of Christianization and the establishment of a city named San Salvador. A church was built and administered by. Fr. Francisco Mola, OP. 1629       Second settlement in northwestern coast was established. … Read more

Sto. Tomas de Villanueva – Recoletos Formation House San Carlos City, Negros Occidental

July 21, 1947                           Vicar Provincial Leoncio Sierra proposed the establishment of a “Colegio apostolico” (minor seminary) with the intention of having, in later years, a novitiate for Filipino Recollects. March 31 – April 2, 1948       The Provincial Council meeting in Spain approved the plan. May 28, 1948                           Prior General, Fr. Feliciano de Ocio, signed the … Read more

St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate-Recoletos Antipolo City

Mid-1600s                       The San Nicolas de Tolentino convent in Intramuros served as novitiate house for Recollects until 1941. Then, it was transferred to San Sebastian convent in Manila and, later, to Spain. 1970                                 Novitiate was completed at Seminario Mayor-Recoletos (now, CaReS), Baguio City. 1985                                 Novitiate house was transferred to Recoletos Formation Center, Mira-Nila, Quezon City. May … Read more