Prior General Visits Recoletos de San Sebastian in Manila

DSC_5143

MANILA – The Prior General, Fray Miguel M. Miro, OAR, made a visit of renewal to the community of San Sebastian College-Recoletos Manila last March 3-5, 2019. The visit of renewal aims that the Prior General of the Order be acquainted with the brothers and to know the state of the community, to strengthen the common life and the religious observance of the friars, and to correct abuses if there is such, so that in the end there may be a blessing of peace among the brothers.

Arrival of the Prior General

Fr. General arrived at the San Sebastian Convent in the afternoon of 3 March 2019 from his visit to the community of Recoletos de Hinatuan. He immediately met with the members of the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity-San Sebastian Basilica Chapter, who welcomed him upon his arrival. He, then, made a fraternal visit to the Superior General of the Augustinian Recollect Sisters at St. Rita Convent.

The Prior General (center) together with the members of the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity (SARF) San Sebastian Chapter

March 4, 2019

This second day of the visit was full of activities, not only for the community of San Sebastian, but also for the whole Luzon communities of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno. In the morning, there was a Talk on “Guidelines of the Order of Augustinian Recollects on the Protection of Minors,” given by Fray Antonio Carrón, OAR, General Councilor and President of the Education Apostolate Section of the Order. This was preceded by a Eucharistic Celebration presided by Fray Carron together with the Prior General and the friars from the different communities of Luzon. Fray Raul Buhay, OAR, General Councilor and President of the Mission and Ministerial Section of the Order, delivered the homily.

Fray Antonio Carrón’s talk in San Sebastian College-Recoletos de Manila marks the culmination of his tour of duty with regards the three cluster gatherings (Cebu, Bacolod, and Manila) of the OAR communities in the Philippines

After the talk of Fray Carrón, the Prior General gave his concluding message to the assembly which was composed of the Friars of the communities namely, San Sebastian Manila, San Sebastian Cavite, Provincialate, Mira-Nila, Baguio, Antipolo, Tondo, Urbiztondo, and two friars from San Carlos, with friars are the SARF Members from the different Chapters here in Luzon, seminarians from Antipolo and Mira-Nila, Faculty and Staff of the two Colleges, and AR Sisters from the neighboring communities. The Prior General challenged everyone to be creators of communion, to help in renewal of the Order, and to the protection of minors.

Later on, lunch was served at the convent for the Religious and packed lunch was distributed to the participants. After lunch, at 2:30, there was a meeting of formators led by Fray Javier Monroy, OAR, General Councilor and Secretary General on Spirituality and Formation at the Activity Center of the Elementary Department of SSC-R Manila.

Fray Javier Monroy re-echoing to Filipino OAR formators some key points in the recently concluded “Escuela de Formación”

At 6:00 in the evening, the Prior General began his official Visit of Renewal to the community of San Sebastian Manila with the praying of the Vespers and Meditation, and the Invocation of the Holy Spirit. After the opening of the Visit, supper was served, and the Prior General met with the members community for a meeting at the Sala de Recreo after supper. During the meeting the Prior General first thanked the brothers for their service to the community and to people entrusted to them. He, then, reminded them of the basics of life as Augustinian Recollect Religious, community life, contemplation, apostolate and love of the Blessed Mother. He also challenged the community to be creators of communion and be a source of unity also to all around them, to preserve the dignity of the persons who are under their care and to protect the minors with utmost prudence and wisdom.

March 5, 2019

The friars and the Prior General prayed the Lauds and had their meditation at the chapel of the community and after the prayers they left for San Sebastian College-Recoletos Canlubang Campus. Fr. General was accompanied by some friars of the community and Fray Carron. They were welcomed by the school community there with joy and the students made a short program just for the visit of Fr. General wherein the students showcased their talents. After the program and short tour, the visitors went back to Manila convent and had their lunch.

In the afternoon, around 3:00, Fr. General made an individual dialogue with the friars of the community. His aim was to know how they are doing, how was their apostolate, and if they have any concerns that the general needs to address to. The visit was concluded with a mass with vespers integrated at the community chapel. Then, dinner was served.

The visit was indeed a good way to see how the brothers are, but beyond that it was a gesture of love and peace. The community would like to thank the Fr. General for the visit and may God bless him more with the intercessions of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel de San Sebastian and St. Sebastian.

The community of Recoletos de Manila is composed of Fray Julius Marcos (Prior, Property Administrator & Director/Principal SSC-R Canlubang); Fray Nemesio Tolentin (Vice Prior, 1st Local Councilor, School President); Fray Edgar Tubio (2nd Councilor, Basilica Rector & Parish Priest); Fray Henry Santiago (3rd Councilor, Vice President for Administration & Vice President for Finance); Fray Alexus Mansueto (Parochial Vicar, Local Procurator, Chapter Secretary, House Chronicler & House Liturgist); Fray Glynn Ortega (Local Vocation Promoter, CSEC-R Anchor, Vice President for Religious Affairs & Campus Ministry); Fray Gaudencio Geronimo de Mesa (House Librarian, Assisting Priest & Spiritual Director of the AR and HFJ Sisters); Fray Casiano Cosmilla (Assisting Priest & Confessor of the AR Sisters); Fray Antonio Limchaypo (Vice President for Student Welfare & School Chaplain – SSC-R Canlubang); Fray Ferdinand Fornilos (Vice President for Academics).

More posts about:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Fray Alexus Mansueto, OAR

Fray Alexus Mansueto, OAR

Leave a Comment

< 2019 >
January
SMTuWThFS
  1
  • All day
    January 1, 2019

    SOLEMNITY OF THE THEOTOKOS

    WORLD DAY OF PEACE

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Celerina Hifarva, AR
    Sr. Cristita Cha, AR

23
  • All day
    January 3, 2019

    HOMETOWN THANKSGIVING MASS OF FRAY NIEL RYAN JARUMAY, OAR
    St. Joseph Parish / Canlaon City, Negros Oriental
    9:00 A.M.

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Gregoria Ibarra, AR
    Sr. Ma. Bella Mojica, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Clemencia Ranin, AR

4
  • All day
    January 4, 2019

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Regina Cadiz, AR
    Sr. Adelaida Elli, AR

5
  • All day
    January 5, 2019

    HOMETOWN THANKSGIVING MASS OF FRAY ELPEDIO SARITA, JR., OAR
    St. Ezekiel Moreno Quasi Parish/ Caidiocan, Valencia, Negros Oriental
    9:30 A.M.

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Leonarda Muncada, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Ma. Cleofe Claro, AR

6
  • All day
    January 6, 2019

    EPIPHANY OF THE LORD

    PROVINCIAL COUNCIL MEETING
    Venue: Provincial House / 2:00 P.M.

    PROVINCE-WIDE CHRISTMAS PARTY
    Venue: Provincial House / 6:00 P.M.

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Juana de la Merced, AR

78
  • All day
    January 8, 2019

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Ian Anthony Espartero
    Sr. Leticia Cerdeño, AR
    Fray Jay- Jasper Jamelo (simple prof)

    ANNIVERSARY OF EPISCOPAL ORDINATION
    (2002-2019)
    Most Rev. Julito Cortes, D.D. (Diocese of Dumaguete)

9
  • All day
    January 9, 2019

    FEAST OF THE BLACK NAZARENE

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Rosario Bianes, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Dominga Gargarita, AR

10
  • All day
    January 10, 2019

    ANNIVERSARY OF EPISCOPAL ORDINATION
    Most Rev. Victor Bendico (Diocese of Baguio)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Paulina de la Purisima Corazon de Maria, AR
    Sr. Ma. Luz Asuncion Nitura, AR

11
  • All day
    January 11, 2019

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Catalina Ruiz, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Ma. Zita Lloren, AR

12
  • All day
    January 12, 2019

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Reynaldo Jaranilla

13
  • All day
    January 13, 2019

    BAPTISM OF THE LORD

    ANNIVERSARY OF EPISCOPAL ORDINATION
    (1998-2019)
    Archbp. Jose Palma, D.D. (Archdiocese of Cebu)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Mo. Rosario Rosales, AR

14
  • All day
    January 14, 2019

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Emilia Madrigal, AR

15
  • All day
    January 15, 2019

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Anthony Irineo
    Sr. Ma. Marcela de la Cruz, AR

16
  • All day
    January 16, 2019

    COMMEMORATION OF THE DEAD RELATIVES OF THE MEMBERS OF THE ORDER

    SSC-R MANILAs FOUNDATION CELEBRATIONS
    Inclusive dates: January 16-19, 2019

    BIRTHDAY
    Mo. Maria del Carmen, OAR (Bacolod) Sr. Zerah Cordero, AR

17
  • All day
    January 17, 2019

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Corvin Maturan

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Fray Cipriano Zubiri (1998-2019)
    Sr. Celedonia de la Santissima Trinidad, AR Sr. Cesaria Barbarona, AR

18
  • All day
    January 18, 2019

    WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
    Inclusive Dates: January 18-25, 2019

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Joseph Dexter Palagtiosa

19
  • All day
    January 19, 2019

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Cleofe Maria Agua, AR

20
  • All day
    January 20, 2019

    FEAST OF THE STO. NIÑO

    FEAST OF ST. SEBASTIAN (MANILA & CAVITE COMMUNITIES, DIOCESE OF BACOLOD)

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Adelina Reyes, AR

21
  • All day
    January 21, 2019

    BIRTHDAY

    Fray Urbano Galanido, Jr.
    Fray Jerome Virtudazo

22
  • All day
    January 22, 2019

    WORLD YOUTH DAY IN PANAMA

    Inclusive Dates: January 22-27, 2019 Theme: “I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.” (Lk. 1:38)

    BIRTHDAY
    Most Rev. Victor Bendico, DD (Bishop of Baguio)

23
  • All day
    January 23, 2019

    APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO PANAMA

    Inclusive Dates: January 23-27, 2019

    DAY 1 – ROME-PANAMA

    9:35

    Departure by air from Rome/Fiumicino for Panama

    16:30

    Arrival at Tocumen International Airport in Panama

    Official welcome

    16:50

    Transfer to the Apostolic Nunciature

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Gertrudis del Pilar, AR
    Sr. Cresencia Vailoces, AR

24
  • All day
    January 24, 2019

    60th ANNIVERSARY (1959-2019) of the PROCLAMATION OF THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL
    DAY 2 – PAPAL VISIT TO PANAMA

    9:45

    Welcome ceremony at the main entrance of Palacio de las Garzas – Presidency of the Republic

    Courtesy visit to the President of the Republic in Palacio de las Garzas – Presidency of the Republic

    10:40

    Meeting with the Authorities, with the Diplomatic Corps and with Representatives of Society in Palacio Bolivar– Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    11:15

    Meeting with central american Bishops in the Church of San Francisco de Asis

    17:30

    Welcome ceremony and opening of WYD at Campo Santa Maria la Antigua – Cinta Costera

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Ma. Paz Bawagan, AR
    Sr. Faith Niña Fuertes, AR

25
  • All day
    January 25, 2019

    SOLEMNITY OF THE CONVERSION OF ST. PAUL
    DAY 3 – PAPAL VISIT TO PANAMA

    10:30

    Penitential liturgy with young detainees in the Centro de Cumplimiento de Menores Las Garzas de Pacora

    11:50

    Transfer by helicopter to the Apostolic Nunciature

    17:30

    Via Crucis with young people at Campo Santa Maria la Antigua – Cinta Costera

    ANNIVERSARY OF EPISCOPAL ORDINATION
    (1983-2019)
    Most Rev. Antonio Tobias, D.D. (Diocese of Novaliches)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Ma. Lucia Sagmit, AR

26
  • All day
    January 26, 2019

    DAY 4 – PAPAL VISIT TO PANAMA

    9:15

    Holy Mass with the dedication of the altar of the Cathedral Basilica of Santa Maria la Antigua with priests, consecrated persons and lay movements

    12:15

    Lunch with young people in the San José Major Seminary

    18:30

    Vigil with young people at Campo San Juan Pablo II – Metro Park

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Cristopher Maspara

    ANNIVERSARY OF EPISCOPAL ORDINATION
    (2005-2019)
    Most Rev. Reynaldo Evangelista, D.D. (Diocese of Imus)

27
  • All day
    January 27, 2019

    66th WORLD LEPROSY DAY
    DAY 5 – PANAMA-ROME

    8:00

    Holy Mass for World Youth Day at Campo San Juan Pablo II – Metro Park

    10:45

    Visit to the Casa Hogar del Buen Samaritano

    Angelus

    16:30

    Meeting with the WYD volunteers in the Rommel Fernandez Stadium

    18:00

    Farewell ceremony at Panama International Airport

    18:15

    Departure by air for Rome

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Marilyn Cula, AR
    Sr. Remilyn Leonido, AR

28
  • All day
    January 28, 2019

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Louie Gabinete

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Fernanda del Pilar
    Sr. Ines Garcia, AR

29
  • All day
    January 29, 2019

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Francisca Rojas, AR

30
  • All day
    January 30, 2019

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Jonathan Caballero
    Sr. Angelica Fuentes, AR
    Sr. Pascualina Peral, AR

31
  • All day
    January 31, 2019

    INSTALLATION OF ARCHBP. ANGELITO R. LAMPON, OMI, D.D.
    Archbishop of Cotabato

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Josephine Ativo, AR

  

Categories