An iconic historian marks his diamond jubilee in religious life (1957-2017)

Fr. Ángel Martínez Cuesta, OAR, is a historian renowned not only in the bosom of the Augustinian Recollect Family but also in church historians’ circles in the Philippines and in the Spanish-speaking world. He was born in Brullés in the Spanish province of Burgos on 26 September 1938 to a big family. A few days after his birth, his elder brother Jesús, who later authored textbooks in Spanish—then a mandatory course for college and high school—used in Recollect educational institutions in the Philippines, entered the Augustinian Recollect minor seminary in Lodosa, Navarra.

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UNO-R hosts REAP lecture-workshop

The University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos hosted the three-day  Recoletos Educational Apostolate in the Philippines (REAP) lecture – workshop on Augustinian Values and Pedagogical Principles, UNO-R Gymnasium, November 16-18, 2017. The Activity was participated by OAR schools in the Negros Island, namely, UNO-Recoletos; Colegio de San Nicholas de Tolentino, Talisay; San Pedro Academy – Recoletos, and San Pedro Academy – Recoletos, Negros Oriental; and Colegio de Santo Tomas –  Recoletos, San Carlos City.

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After 72 years, Church revives Virgen de la Salud

MANILA – After 72 years in hibernation, the Catholic Church in the Philippines has revived the devotion to the Nuestra Señora de la Salud (Our Lady of Health) Novena with a Holy Mass held at the San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish in Project 6, Quezon City on Nov. 17.

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Recoletos family celebrates La Salud fiesta

QUEZON CITY – “Ibalitaninyo sa social media… The Black Virgin of Health (Nuestra Señora de la Salud) is once again around, ready to intercede for us,” Fray Rommel L. Rubia OAR exclaimed during his homily during the Feista of La Salud at San Nicholas de Tolentino Parish last November 17, 2017.

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SEMoNoRe hosts Balik Noviciado 2017

ANTIPOLO CITY – Eight Recollect religious priests participated to Balik Noviciado last November 13-17, 2017 at St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate-Recoletos. Those who attended this program were Fray Sixto Bitangjol, OAR, Fray Emilio Edgardo Quilatan, OAR, Fray Eduardo Celiz, Jr, OAR, Fray Joel Naranja, OAR, Fray Antonio Limchaypo, OAR, Fray Urbano Galanido, OAR, Fray Joel Dequilla, … Read more

La Virgen del Carmel de San Sebastian visits SEMoNoRe

ANTIPOLO CITY – The community St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate –Recoletos received a visit of the image of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in the afternoon of November 18, 2017.

The Prior of SEMoNoRe, Fray Bernabe Dosdos, OAR led the community in welcoming the Virgin and the Secular Augustinian Recollect Frathernity-San Sebastian Basilica Chapter who accompanied the Lady of Carmel. A solemn procession took place from the seminary gate to the seminary chapel while singing “Bulaklak ng Carmelo.”

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Augustinian Recollect Family “concludes” Year of Holiness

Augustinian Recollect Family “concludes” Year of Holiness Activities for the closing of the Year of Holiness began Sunday, November 12, with a concelebrated mass at the Our Lady of Consolation Parish church. The main celebrant, Fr. Lauro V. Larlar, OAR, Prior of Recoletos Formation Center, gave a brilliant homily using the notion of Pope emeritus … Read more