Six Novices Profess their Simple Vows

Six Novices Profess 2018

by Romel Irinco Acebron

Antipolo City – the six Novices of the Order of the Augustinian Recollects (OAR) stepped a new ladder in their religious and priestly formations as they profess their simple vows of chastity, poverty and obedience last June 29, 2018.

The simple profession of vows is a culminating rite following the mandatory canonical year for all religious formands. The canonical year and novitiate formation for the OAR emphasizes on prayer life, work and community life. This year accentuate the studies on Augustinology, Recollect spirituality, the charism and history of the OAR. The entire year is solely dedicated to that pursuit prior to the formal advance theological studies. The brothers who passed the evaluation of the Chapter of Formation after a year of novitiate formation are: Fray Nero F. Bautista, OAR from Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro; Fray Helfrid D. Palmis, OAR from Ayungon, Negros Oriental; Fray Jose Enrico V. Gallego, OAR from Meycauyan City, Bulacan; Fray Rey Jay Y. Quevedo, OAR from San Agustin, Surigao del Sur; Fray Renz Calex C. Soriano, OAR from Puerto Prinsesa City, Palwan and Fray Jhoben M. Rodriguez, OAR from Brooke’s Point, Palawan.

The simple profession of vows was integrated within the sacrifice of the Holy Eucharist in the solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul. It was presided by Very Rev. Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR and Prior Provincial of the OAR Philippine Province. There were thirty Religious priest who concelebrated the Mass.

The presider highlighted the vows of the religious and related the essence of the martyrdom of Saints Peter and Paul. Fr. Selma said that saints Peter and Paul, like the novices, came from different backgrounds. The former, St. Peter, is a humble fisherman while the latter, St. Paul, is an academic intellectual. “They came from different background… but God is the one calling them. The other is a sinner and weak fisherman who turned to be solid and faithful – Peter – and the other is a persecutor who later became a proclaimer of the Gospel” Fr. Selma said.

The celebrant reminded the new religious the importance of an intimate relationship with God. “Who do say that I am?” says the Lord. He urged the religious to return to that encounter with God and make such intimate encounter as a solid foundation. Jesus is the Rock and people will crumble if not founded on the Rock. Fr. Selma addressed the newly professed brothers, “God is calling you regardless of your background, but according to the especial love of God for you. Despite the limitations, God chose you as instrument of mercy and forgiveness.”

There were around six hundred people who witness the event that includes the OAR religious, Augustinian Recollect Sisters (AR), the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity, Recollect Augustinian Youth, AR formands, other religious congregations, family members of the newly professed religious, their benefactors and the seminary friends from the different parts of the country.

Fray Jhoben M. Rodriguez, OAR, one of the newly professed brothers, delivered a speech of gratitude on behalf of his brothers. He conveyed their thanks to the different individuals and groups who continue to help, support and mold them in one way or another. In one of his lines he said, “We are not alone, God allows us realize that he is with us not just within the bounds of our deep and interior contemplation, but he also manifests his Divine presence…in the different people we encounter along the way. That is why we should be thankful in whatever mean.”

The celebration was punctuated with a big applause for the newly professed formands and the formators behind them. The entire celebration was culminated with a sumptuous lunch for all.

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3 thoughts on “Six Novices Profess their Simple Vows”

  1. Nice to see in the photo Fr. Bunao, my former rector in Baguio.

    I don’t know if he still remember me. I am Fr. Alex Lim ordained last 1979 for the Archdiocese of Cebu. I am now working in Ballarat Diocese in Australia as priest- on- loan since 2004.

    Inspiring the newly professed novice.

    More power.

    Alex M.Lim

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  2. How super nice is it to see some notes from you, fr. Alex Lim, now in Australia. Please inform any of your batchmates in Colegio de Santo Tomas-Recoletos and Seminario Mayor-Recoletos if you come to manila or cebu for vacation. i remember you as one of the best forwards [with Fr. Lozada of Guimaras, Joe Escartin, Doroy Ocheda, uncle of QQ] ever produced by the Recoletos priests-football enthusiasts of San Carlos and Casiciaco Baguio (class 1973 of fr. eric silab, now in valencia, negros oriental). You must come home for the golden jubilee of your CST-R Class 1969 which starts on October 31, 2018 and then in March 2019. Keep us posted about your plans. Father Alex, Great to you hear from you. Luigi Roma (Emmanuel Luis Romanillos, CST-R 1967, CaReS 1971)

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    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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    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Merriam Capellan, AR

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    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
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    +Fray Loreto Ceasar Dacanay
    +Sr. Martina de la Santisima Trinidad, AR

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    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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    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

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    BIRTHDAY
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    Angela Palen (RAY-Provincialate)

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

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Ma. Juliana Mandia, AR

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    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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    (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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    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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    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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    Elyssa Santos (RAY-Cavite)

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

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    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Griselda Gruba, AR

    ANNIVERSARY OF PRESBYTERAL ORDINATION
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    Fray Dionisio Cachero

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    14TH PATRONAL FIESTA
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    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
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    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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    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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    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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    50th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST HUMAN PERSON ON THE MOON (1969)

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Gaudencio Geronimo de Mesa
    Sr. Ma. Nita Atencio, AR
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    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Vicenta de San Agustin, AR

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    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Ma. Edwin Ilagan, AR

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    Fray James Esplanada (simply prof.)
    Sr. Ma. Gorreti Cui, AR

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

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    Sr. Ma. Olympia Bolatete, AR

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

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    BIRTHDAY
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    Sr. Ma. Irma Castrodes, AR
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    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    +Sr. Patrocinio Cabanlet, AR

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    +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
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