The University of Negros Occidental led the OAR communities in Negros during the closing of OAR Year of Holiness.
A Concelebrated Mass was held at the university Gymnasium, 9 am, November 13, 2017. Mons. Louie Galbines, VG led the Eucharistic celebration with Fr. William Villaflor, OAR; Fr. Persiuz Joseph Decena, OAR; Fr. Louie Gabinete, OAR and Fr. Abraham Latoza, OAR of Bacolod; Fr. Constantino Real, OAR ; Fr. Joel Alve, OAR and Fr. Roy Baluarte, OAR of San Carlos City; and Fr. Joseph Dexter Palagtiosa, OAR of Talisay. Mons. Galbines reminded everyone that the closing of the year of Holiness does not close the call to holiness.
Meanwhile, Recoletos de Bacolod Prior told the congregation that today, Nov. 13, is a double celebration. It is a day of the closing of the OAR year of Holiness and also the day of the Saints of the Order. The Augustinian Recollect (AR) nuns of San Carlos and the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity(SARF) of UNO-R and Talisay were also present.