Six friars on 30-day preps before making lifetime yes

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BAGUIO CITY—A new journey to last for a lifetime is about to begin for the six simple professed friars of the Province as they ready themselves for 30 days in Baguio City.

The mandatory month-long preparation proximate to solemn profession of vows is called Month of Preparation (or better known in Spanish as Mes de Preparacin). As in the past, the Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary in Baguio City is this year’s venue of the activity that began last June 17 and will end on July 17.

The six friars are Fray Paul S. Demillones from Tacloban City, Leyte; Fray Robin Ross S. Plata from Candelaria, Quezon Province; Fray Niel Ryan E. Jarumay from Canlaon City, Negros Oriental; Fray Elpedio N. Sarita, Jr. from Valencia, Negros Oriental; Fray Keneth B. Pahamutang from Tagbilaran City, Bohol; and Fray Kenneth S. Caligdong from Brooke’s Point, Palawan.

A 3-member Responsible Team was appointed and is composed of Frays Bernabe Dosdos (chairman), Ronel Gealon, and Raymund Rueann Alcedo.

According to the Constitutions of the Order, the Mes is a required program for the candidates for solemn profession to specially prepare them for this event (cf. Add. Code 233). The preparation includes, among others, a series of inputs given by carefully selected persons, whether religious, priest, or lay, vis-à-vis the different facets of religious and pastoral life an in depth reflection and discernment on the part of the participants.

To better immerse the candidates in the life and charism of the Order, different topics were given to different resource speakers so that the candidates may better appreciate and know deeper the life they are about to embrace for their whole life. Before they delve into the topics, they first underwent an ARSE or Augustinian Recollect Spiritual Exercise, with the theme: “Holiness and its Models in the Augustinian Recollect Family” which was given by Fray Emilio Edgardo Quilatan, OAR from June 20 to 22, 2017. Readings on the life of some Augustinian Recollect Saints and Blesseds, lectio divina type of meditation, observance of absolute silence, veneration of the Cross, and penitential service characterized those special days with the Lord.

Immediately following the retreat was a review on the History of the Order of Augustinian Recollects from its humble beginnings up to the present. The same resource person expounded it to us from June 23 to 24.

Fray Regino Bangcaya, OAR was given the topic OAR Constitutions and Charism. He met the participants on June 26 to 27. The Theology and Anthropology of the Vows was assigned to Fr. James Castelo, OAR from June 28 to 29. June 30 was graced by the presence of Sr. Cleofe Maria Agua, AR as she talked about the life and charism of the Congregation of the Augustinian Recollect Sisters. The responsible team invited Sr. Evelyn Balingit, SAR and Br. Edwin Ruiz, SAR to give a talk about the Life and Spirituality of the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity, which they ably did on July 3.  The next day, July 4, was reserved for Fray Gideon Antolin Lagrimas, OAR who presented the statutes of the Recollect Augustinian Youth and planned a series of activities for the said organization. Fray Jaazeal Jakosalem, OAR updated the candidates on Social Apostolate of the Province and of the Order. His talk was scheduled on July 5. The Educational Apostolate of the Order in the Province was given by Fray Cristopher Maspara, OAR, USJ-R President, on July 6. Fray Paul Dacanay, OAR was invited on July 7 to share his views and experiences on the Year of the Parish and Basic Ecclesial Communities.

As of this writing, the upcoming topics shall include: The Canonical Implications of the Vows to be given by Fray Arnel Diaz, OAR, a canon lawyer, on July 10-11. Then, The Prior Provincial, Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, will dwell on the State of the Province and on the process of Discernment of Religious Vocation, on July 12 to 13. The last talk regarding Stewardship and Patrimony of the Order will be shared to the candidates on July 14 by Fray Henry Santiago, OAR, the Provincial Procurator.

In a strict sense, one month would not be enough to fully equip the candidates for solemn profession for the reason that a lifetime cannot be contained in just one month. However, this does not mean that the simple professed friars are not worthy to make their solemn profession of vows. It is God who made them worthy. The abundance of God’s grace will make them sturdy amidst the challenges of religious life. And if they fall, it is the same grace that will make them stand up again. After all, when God calls someone to follow him, He will provide all the means for him to endure.

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  • All day
    July 1, 2020

     

    START OF CURSO DE PREPARACIÓN FOR SOLEMN PROFESSION OF FRAY RAMON BITANCOR III (Antipolo)

    BIRTHDAY
    Br. John Arnold Lozada (prenovice)
    Rakyla Nadine Samuel (RAY-Cavite)

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    (2017-2020)
    Fray Ricky John Austria
    Fray Ivan Cuison
    Fray Jhyryx Vincent Gamulo
    Fray James Erold Gatinao

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Benedicta Marco, AR

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    July 2, 2020

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    (2014-2020)
    +Fray Delfin Castillo

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    July 3, 2020

    ST. THOMAS, APOSTLE

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Merriam Capellan, AR

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    July 4, 2020

    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR VOCATIONS (cf. LAMP 5c)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    (2016-2020)
    +Fray Loreto Ceasar Dacanay
    +Sr. Martina de la Santisima Trinidad, AR

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    July 5, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Filomena Castaño, AR Sr. Jeraldine Hernandez, AR

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    (1961-2020)
    Fray Emilio Larlar, Jr.

    (1981-2020)
    Fray Dionisio Selma

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Margarita de la Paz, AR

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    July 6, 2020

    GENERAL COUNCIL MEETING
    July 6-10 / Rome

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Allan Rubett Cabatian
    Sr. Ma. Alma Alaras, AR
    Lalaine Karylle Ramos (RAY-San Carlos)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Vicenta Cutanda, AR

7
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    July 7, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Radni Caparas
    Angela Palen (RAY-Provincialate)

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    July 8, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Marcelina Diaz, AR
    Mary Ann Nuñez (RAY-Caidiocan)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Ma. Juliana Mandia, AR

9
  • All day
    July 9, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Cirilo Andan
    Sr. Ma. Alma Limotlimot, AR
    Shiena Mae Quimada (RAY-Laray)

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    (1960-2020: 60TH ANNIVERSARY)
    Fray Walthrode Conde

    ANNIVERSARY OF SOLEMN PROFESSION (RELIGIOUS BROTHER)
    (2005-2020)
    Fray Teodulo Hayahay

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Ma. Lourdes Tinoy, AR

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    July 10, 2020

    ANNIVERSARY OF SOLEMN PROFESSION (RELIGIOUS BROTHERS)
    (2004-2020)
    Fray Rey Tripulca
    Fray Feliciano Campomanes, Jr.
    Fray Jonathan Jamero

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1982-2020)
    Fray Leonardo Pauligue
    Fray René Paglinawan
    Fray Joseph Philip Trayvilla

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    July 11, 2020

    RCI BOT MEETING

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Gerarda de la Riarte, AR
    Sr. Anacleta Berino, AR

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1976-2020)
    Fray Ceferino Roberto Añez
    Fray Federico Gregorio
    Fray Lauro Larlar

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sen. Marcelo Fernan (Brother-General of the Order)
    +Sr. Trinidad de Sgdo. Corazon de Jesus, AR

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    July 12, 2020

    SEA SUNDAY
    “During this Sea Sunday, we are invited to become aware of the hardships and difficulties that seafarers face daily and of the valuable service provided by the Apostleship of the Sea in being Church who bears witness of the Lord’s mercy and tenderness in order to preach the Gospel in the ports of the whole world.”

    (Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People)

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    July 13, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Most Rev. Buenaventura Famadico, DD (Diocese of San Pablo)
    Elyssa Santos (RAY-Cavite)

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1975-2020)
    Fray Regino Bangcaya

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    July 14, 2020

    450TH ANNIVERSARY – APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION, QUO PRIMUM
    (Promulgating the Tridentine Liturgy / Pius V / 1570)

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Griselda Gruba, AR

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1974-2020)
    Fray Dionisio Cachero

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    July 15, 2020

    ATTENTION LOCAL PRIORS: DEADLINE TODAY OF SUBMITTING THE ONLINE ASSESSMENT SENT BY THE PRIOR GENERAL (cf. Prot. CG 100/2020)

    MEETING OF THE GENERAL FINANCIAL COUNCIL
    July 15-20 / [No venue yet]

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1973-2020)
    Fray Hernando Coja

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    July 16, 2020

    49TH PATRONAL FIESTA
    Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish-Recoletos / Cebu City
    Fiesta Mass: (Time and Presider—to be communicated later)

    14TH PATRONAL FIESTA
    Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish / Inagawan, Puerto Princesa City
    Fiesta Mass: (Time and Presider—to be communicated later)

    *Special intention for those who perished in the July 16, 1990 earthquake (particularly in Baguio).

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Carmencita Indolos, AR
    Mo. Cecilia Rosa Talangpaz

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1978-2020)
    Fray Enrico Peter Silab

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION
    Mo. Ma. del Carmen, OAR (Bacolod Monastery)

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    July 17, 2020

    4TH PATRONAL FIESTA
    Quasi Parish of Nuestra Señora del Carmen / Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur
    Fiesta Mass: (Time and Presider—to be communicated later)

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Kenneth Joseph Onda
    Sr. Ma. Soledad Torres, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Ma. Martina de San Miguel, AR
    +Sr. Martha Llanes, AR

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    July 18, 2020

    150TH ANNIVERSARY –DECLARATION OF PAPAL INFALLIBILITY BY THE FIRST VATICAN COUNCIL (1870)

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Ma. Teresa Bautista, AR

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1965-2020)
    Fray Emilio Larlar, Jr.

    (1981-2020)
    Fray Samson Silloriquez

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    July 19, 2020

    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR THE SICK (cf. LAMP 5c)

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray William Cordero Jr.

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
    (1964-2020)
    Fray Walthrode Conde

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    July 20, 2020

    50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST HUMAN PERSON ON THE MOON (1969)

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Gaudencio Geronimo de Mesa
    Sr. Ma. Nita Atencio, AR
    Sr. Geronima Primor, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Vicenta de San Agustin, AR

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    July 21, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Ginger Acosta, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Ma. Edwin Ilagan, AR

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    July 23, 2020

    ENCOUNTER OF OAR PRENOVICES FOR MONTEAGUDO
    July 23-25 / Spain

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Francisco Antonio
    Fray Rouel Sia

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    July 24, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Arian Josef Ocheda
    Fray James Dexter Tanquis

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    July 25, 2020

    ST. JAMES, APOSTLE

    GRADUATION CEREMONY OF ST. RITA KINDERGARTEN
    Linyuan District, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Jose Ernil Almayo
    Fray James Esplanada (simply prof.)
    Sr. Ma. Gorreti Cui, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Genoveva del Sgdo. Corazon de Jesus, AR

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    July 26, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Joaquin Jamelo
    Sr. Ma. Olympia Bolatete, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Prudencia de la Virgen del Pilar, AR

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    July 27, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Jorge Peligro
    Sr. Ma. Eulalia Magquilat, AR

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    July 28, 2020

    PRAYER INTENTION: FOR THE MISSIONS (cf. LAMP 5c)

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Ma. Irma Castrodes, AR
    Sr. Ma. Ligaya Satur, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Patrocinio Cabanlet, AR

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    July 29, 2020

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Mo. Gertrudes del Espiritu Santo, AR

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    July 30, 2020

    BIRTHDAY
    Reynz Rey Tupaz (RAY-Tambo)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Mo. Cecilia Rosa de Jesus Talangpaz, AR
    +Sr. Asuncion de San Jose, AR
    +Sr. Magdalena del Espiritu Santo, AR
    +Sr. Magdalena Sabano, AR
    +Mo. Ma. Nicolasa de San Jose, AR
    +Sr. Vicenta de San Agustin, AR
    +Sr. Esmeralda Mantalaba, AR

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    July 31, 2020

    END OF THE CURSO DE PREPARACIÓN (Antipolo)

 

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