Newly appointed NVD beefs up Filipino style of Vocation Expedition

Provincialate, QUEZON CITY – “It has been a shared mission—and it is and will be.” That’s how Fray Allan Jacinto, OAR succinctly described the Filipino style of what is now called in the Order of Augustinian Recollects, “Expedición Vocacional,” or roughly rendered in English as “Vocation Expedition.” “We are grateful for the continuing assistance of … Read more

Recoletos de Cavite celebrates feast of St. Sebastian

CAVITE CITY –January 21, Monday, was a red-letter day for the San Sebastian College-Recoletos de Cavite community celebrating the feast of St. Sebastian. This year the feast fell on a Sunday, January 20 coinciding with the celebration of the Feast of Sto. Niño. The highlight of the festivities was the concelebrated Eucharistic celebration with Rev. … Read more

Obituary: Fray Luis Agustín Rodríguez Menéndez, OAR (1929-2019) (Province of St. Thomas of Villanueva)

A Religious Brother belonging to the Province of St. Thomas of Villanueva, Fray Luis Agustín died on January 26, 2019, the day before his 90th birthday, in Guadalajara, Spain due to cardiac arrest caused by colon cancer. In his Prot. N. 041/2019, Fray Miguel Angel Domínguez, OAR, Prior Provincial said: “We can say that Brother … Read more

Recoletos de Plaridel is Province’s newest community

Provincialate, QUEZON CITY – After having consulted the Prior General and made a written agreement with Bishop Socrates Mesiona of Puerto Princesa, the Prior Provincial, Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, with the consent of his Council, established the newest community of the Province of St. Ezekiel on December 15, 2018. This 24th Recollect community, located at … Read more

“Mary bore Christ in her womb; we, in our heart” – Father General

ROME – Panama receives Pope Francis and welcomes the thousands of young pilgrims from 140 countires participating in the World Youth Day (WYD). These days “Panama becomes the youth capital of the world.” Everywhere you find groups that carry the flag of their countries. They identify themselves with phrases and logos stamped on their shirts. … Read more

CaRes observes feast of Sto. Niño with festive Sinulog atmosphere

Baguio City — The beat and rhythm of the Sinulog in Cebu City resonated even in a cold mountain city located some 1,900 kilometers from the center of the festivities. This as seminarians and devotees carrying with them different sizes and versions of the Sto. Niño statue flocked to the chapel of Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary … Read more

Bishop Bacani celebrates Mass in honor of St. Sebastian

MANILA—Fortitude was the main message of Bishop Teodoro Bacani, D.D., bishop-emeritus of Novaliches, during the fiesta Mass at the San Sebastian Basilica in honor of St. Sebastian last January 20, 2019. His homily focused on following the example of St. Sebastian who had undauntedly stood up for the Christian faith. Preaching inside Asia’s all-steel basilica, … Read more

Prenovices Attend APAC Symposium

MANILA—Eight Recollect prenovices participated in the symposium on Youth and the Digital World at La Consolacion College de Manila on January 19, 2019. Acting on the initiative of the Spirituality Commission of the Asia-Pacific Augustinian Conference (APAC), Fr. Francis Lucas of the Catholic Media Network Corporation expounded on the topic. The event hinged on the … Read more