Bishop Bacani: Recollects as a missionary community of saints

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY—The two-day gathering for the 20th founding anniversary of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno ended with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist in honor of St. Augustine. Most Rev. Teodoro Bacani, DD, Bishop-Emeritus of the Diocese of Novaliches, presided over the Closing Mass. “You are a missionary community of saints,” said … Read more

Venerables star in evening program, indicate path for Province’s future

Mira Nila, QUEZON CITY – If the evening program of November 27, the first day of the 20th founding anniversary celebrations of the St. Ezekiel Moreno Province, were to be likened to a galaxy, the eldest group among the friars who, by unanimous estimation, stole the show would be the brightest of stars. Although last … Read more

UNO-R heeds Pope’s call for Red Wednesday

Bacolod City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–The University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos heeds the call of Pope Francis declaring November 28 as “Red Wednesday” to promote global awareness and to pray for the persecuted Christians all around the world. In line with this, the office of the President issued a memo calling all UNO-Rians to wear red on this … Read more

USJ-R welcomes students from Ibaraki Prefectural HS

CEBU CITY–An array of black buses indicated the arrival of high school students from Ibaraki Prefectural High School. With much excitement, USJ-R students stood outside the coliseum, waiving their hand crafted flags and flashing their smiles, to welcome the said delegates. As the day progressed, humanly connections were made and strengthened through different ways. From … Read more

Fraternity, fun reign supreme in Day 1 sports activities

Mira Nila, QUEZON CITY—Part and parcel of “bene vivere” (“living well”) as consecrated persons is physical exercise such as playing sports, not only to improve physical fitness and overall health but also to develop fraternity and fellowship, particularly the virtue of esprit de corps. That was affirmed once more when the friars engaged themselves in … Read more

Father Selma presides opening mass of Province’s 20th founding anniversary

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY – “Ved: qué dulzura, qué delicia, ver los hermanos convivir unidos.” (“How pleasant and good it is to see brothers living in unity.”) The famous quote from Psalm 133 was aptly picked out by Fray Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial, in his homily during the votive Mass in honor of … Read more

SCORES ’18: Making its way back in CST-R

By: Jeo Adrian G. Ling & Nathalie B. Señerez San Carlos City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL—Ten Philippine Recollect schools with an exact number of 100 delegates, along with their chaperones and the OAR priests, gathered together for the commencement of Students’ Congress of Recollect Schools (SCORES) 2018 Season 33 held at Colegio de Sto. Tomas – Recoletos … Read more

Tatak Rekoleto: Sangpuso, a concert for a cause

CAVITE CITY—Tatak Rekoleto: SangPuso was an attempt to evangelize through the universal language called music. The melody of each religious song and the lyrics invoked nothing but God’s love for His flock. And there wasn’t anyone better to render these messages other than the OAR priests and religious whose hearts are one with the Sebastinian … Read more

Parish grounds used as polling station for Taiwan’s midterm elections

Kaohsiung City, TAIWAN—On November 24, 2018,  St. Nicholas Parish compound in Daliao was used as one of the polling stations for the elections of  local officials, city legislators and district chiefs in Kaohsiung city. For the past several years, the OAR parish had been a venue for many elections held, both local and national. The … Read more