One day visit not enough to renew community, Father General tells Recoletos de Miranila

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY – “The community cannot be renewed by just one day of visit. The only one who can renew our hearts is the Holy Spirit,” said Rev. P. Fray Miguel Miro, OAR, Prior General of Order, addressing the formands and Religious Formators of Recoletos Formation Center during the Eucharistic celebration last March 8, 2019.

Opening Mass

In his sermon, he reminded the formators and seminarians on the importance of the Pope’s message on conversion: personal and communitarian conversion. He explained the need to serve the people and to be close to the suffering: “We need likewise pastoral conversion.”

The Prior General asked the friars to continue listening to the Word of God during this season. He mentioned his tweet last Ash Wednesday (in his twitter account- @PriorGeneralOAR): “La Cuaresma es una buena oportunidad, un tiempo de gracia y tarea para escuchar la Palabra, amar y crear comunión.” (Lent is a good opportunity, a time of grace and a task to listen to the Word, to love and to create communion). His tweet nearly covered the topics he had wished to treat during his visit.

“Our encounter with God is a sacrament of Love,” P. Fray Miguel enunciated. He highlighted the essence of love in the community. To build Communion is to listen to others: “In the community even we are together if there is no fraternal communion, there is no real communion.” Community brings us to evangelizing mission, he added. He challenged all to respond to the Holy Spirit’s work of conversion.

Meeting and Dialogue with Formators

During the encounter with the Prior General and the formators of RFC the topics are as follows: first, the joy of living the gospel: evangelizing communities; second, Life and Mission Project of the Province and the Order; third, OAR charism in the formation apostolate; fourth, social apostolate: ARCORES; fifth, protection of minors, prevention of abuses and attention to victims; sixth, communication and communion. Most of the time allotment during the visit was scheduled for the dialogue with religious.

The Recoletos de Miranila Community is composed of Fray Lauro V. Larlar Prior (Prior) Fray Leander Barrot (Vice Prior, RST Director of Libraries &  Research Director); Fray Gideon U. Antolin Lagrimas (2nd Councilor, Pastoral Ministry, Parish Priest); Fray Ian Anthony R. Espartero (Vicar Provincial, Registrar); Fray Kenneth Joseph L. Onda (Master of the Professed In-Charge of RAY- RFC); Fray Radni Caparas (Dean, RFC In-Charge of Student Affairs); Fray Feliciano Campomanes, Jr., (Local Procurator School Treasurer); Chapter Fray Rey Tripulca (Guidance Counselor, Assistant Master of the Professed); Fray Francisco Antonio (Secretary, House Chronicler, Outreach Program); Fray Hector Gonzales (Local Vocation Promoter & Parochial Vicar); Fray Huberto Dunstan Decena (Spiritual Director & Ordinary Confessor); Fray Emilio Edgardo Quilatan (Archivist, Chaplain- SARF RFC).

Recoletos de Mira-Nila Formation Team with the Prior General and one of the general councilors: (first row, L-R) Fray Emilio Edgardo Quilatan, and Fray Gideon Antolin Lagrimas, (second row, L-R) Fray Leander Barrot, Fray Rey Tripulca, Fray Huberto Dunstan Decena, Fray Miguel Miró, Fray Francisco Javier Monroy, Fray Ian Anthony Espartero, and Fray Hector Gonzales, (third row, L-R) Fray Radni Caparas, Fray Kenneth Joseph Onda, Fray Lauro Larlar, Fray Feliciano Campomanes

An Hour with the Interns

The Prior General engaging in dialogue with the “interns” (non-OAR religious living in RFC).

“I was surprised to see religious [other than Recoletos] during mass. I really wanted to meet you. Considering the situation, we have to come up with a formula to protect the identity of each congregation,” Father General said during his conference with the interns.

“We must put in mind that there is no competition among us. We are like rivers. We have our own riverbeds to follow and we have to be faithful to it,” he added.

The Interns introduced themselves and explicitly stated their gratitude to the worldwide head of the OAR. Br. Constantino V. Salas expressed: “We thank you for allowing us to stay with you (RFC), and in the process break the rule of ‘clausura.’ We appreciate it so much. The fathers and the friars have been very welcoming. We did not feel out of place from day one up to now. As far as formation is concerned, we have grown by leaps and by bounds.”

Addressing the SARF and the RAY

On March 9, after the Eucharistic celebration at Our Lady of Consolation Parish at 8AM, P. Fray Miguel Miro met the Secular Augustinian Recollects and the Recollect Augustinian Youth. “I challenge you to deepen the Augustinian Recollect charism so that you may be able to live our faith,” he exhorted.

He pointed out to the RAY that their gatherings should make them responsible and study well. “You should learn to utilize your spare time well for that will help you.” He encouraged the SARF to follow their itinerary (Pilgrims) and he said: “We have to know that being SARF will help us in our family…we live the joy of our life and we have to share the same joy.”

A representative of RAY and SARF reported their status as an organization, their apostolate, schedules of prayers, gatherings and involvement in the Parish. The Prior General urged them to continue in the journey of faith in giving of self to others for service: “We continue being one in mind and heart.”

Encounter with the Coristas

Enjoy yourselves to where you are now, fall in love with your studies. Those are the words primarily mentioned by the Father General during his encounter with the twenty-one OAR theology students. “Do not ever think that after formation things will be done,” he articulated.

He invited them to be open and allow themselves to be accompanied along the formation years. He also insisted that each should know that: “We belong to the Province but first of all we belong to the Order.” He discussed that each religious should strengthen his sense of belonging to the Order despite the diversity of culture that one may find himself integrated.

P. Fray Miguel accentuated to the formands, “It is good that in the formation we become open to where we are called. We try to consider the initial formation as a time to open up, identifica con Cristo, and to establish stronger relationship with him.

P. Fray Javier Monroy, OAR being the President of the Secretariat of Formation and Spirituality was asked by the Prior General to give some points with regards to initial formation. P. Fray Monroy asked the youngest and the eldest seminarians as to where do they see themselves ten years from now, when they are going to prepare and what preparations they are supposed to do. A time was also given to P. Fray Raul Buhay, OAR (the translator of Fray Miro) to talk about the apostolate and so he presented the manual of the Order concerning the apostolate: Guidelines for Pastoral Care.

P. Fray Miguel shared his main concerns as Prior General to formation, pastoral, youth & vocation promotion, community and spiritual life. Then, some brothers raised their questions to him. He highlighted the value of trust (confianza para hablar). “The important thing is that you have trust. You have so many things to open up and these things are concerns that you cannot heal by just praying.” He concluded the session with an invitation, “We really need to trust each other and we will grow together.”

The Prior General with the theologians of RFC.

The visit ended with the praying of vespers and P. Fray Miguel Miro, OAR explicated the prominence of peace in the community.

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Fray Jhoben Rodriguez, OAR

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  • All day
    March 1, 2019

    PRIOR GENERAL’S VISIT TO THE BISHOP OF TANDAG

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Lourdes Tablizo
    Sr. Constancia Buchan

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Ma. Teresa de Jesus

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    March 2, 2019

    RENEWAL VISIT TO RECOLETOS DE HINATUAN

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Charina Mae Ogario, AR

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    March 3, 2019

    22nd ANNIVERSARY OF THE PROVINCE’S PRENOVITIATE PROGRAM

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Emeterio Buñao
    Fray Andrie Pugate [deacon]
    Sr. Felisa Ampasin, AR
    Sr. Josephine Facinabao, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Teodora de la Natividad

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    March 4, 2019

    RENEWAL VISIT TO RECOLETOS DE MANILA

    • AM: LUZON CLUSTER ASSEMBLY WITH FR. CARRÓN
      San Sebastian College-Recoletos, Manila
    • PM: FORMATORS’ ASSEMBLY WITH PRIOR GENERAL
      Venue: Recoletos de Manila Convent / Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    3rd RECOLETOS INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONGRESS
    March 4-6, 2019 / USJ-R Bask Campus, Cebu City
    Theme: “Multidisciplinary Research towards Sustainable Development”

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Ma. Celina Magcauas, AR

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    March 6, 2019

    ASH WEDNESDAY

    RENEWAL VISIT TO RECOLETOS DE TONDO

    RENEWAL VISIT TO RECOLETOS DE CAVITE

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Randolph Castulo Castillo, Jr.
    Sr. Rosalia Aparece, AR
    Sr. Ma. Corazon Caberte, AR
    Sr. Ridelia Tinga, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Josefina Rodriguez, AR

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    March 8, 2019

    14th PROVINCIAL COUNCIL MEETING

    RENEWAL VISIT TO RECOLETOS DE MIRANILA

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Ma. Rita de la Cruz, AR
    Sr. Ma. Guadalupe Siroy, AR
    Sr. Maria Natalia Oliver, AR

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    March 9, 2019

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Loreto Manigos, AR
    Sr. Merlyn Pelarion, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Faustina Almanza Nirza, AR

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    March 10, 2019

    BLESSING OF THE PILGRIM CENTER OF OUR LADY OF PEACE AND GOOD VOYAGE PARISH – Tondo, Manila
    Officiating Minister: Most Rev. Broderick Pabillo, D.D., Auxiliary Bishop of Manila

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Kenneth Pahamutang
    Fray Maximillian Ifeanyichukwu Omem [deacon]

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    March 11, 2019

    RENEWAL VISIT TO RECOLETOS DE ANTIPOLO

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Briggitte Parba, AR
    Sr. Maria Jasmin Lumanog, AR

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    March 12, 2019

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Marisa Bernasor, AR
    Mo. Dionisia Talangapaz+ (Foundress of the AR Sisters)

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Inocencia Beringuel, AR

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    March 13, 2019

    RENEWAL VISIT TO RECOLETOS DE BAGUIO

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Ma. Digna Araña, AR
    Sr. Ma. Nicelina Rodriguez, AR

    6TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ELECTION OF POPE FRANCIS (2013-2019)

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    March 14, 2019

    BIRTHDAY
    Most Rev. Patricio Buzon, SDB, DD (Diocese of Bacolod)
    Sr. Ma. Clara Flores, AR

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    March 15, 2019

    RENEWAL VISIT TO RECOLETOS DE PANGASINAN

    BLESSING OF THE RENOVATED WINGS OF THE PARISH CHURCH – Our Lady of the Visitation, Urbiztondo

    TO ALL RELIGIOUS: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ONLINE SURVEY BY THE GENERAL COMMISSION ON COMMUNICATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS (cf. Prot. CG 18/2019)

    EPISCOPAL ORDINATION OF BISHOP-ELECT REX ANDREW CLEMENT ALARCON OF DAET (CAMARINES NORTE)

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Lauro Larlar
    Fray Giovanni Gil Magbojos
    Sr. Rosielyn Hijastro, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Visitacion B. Visitacion, AR

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    March 16, 2019

    RENEWAL VISIT TO RECOLETOS DE PROVINCIALATE

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    March 17, 2019

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Trinidad de la Purisima Concepcion
    Sr. Ma. Jesus Lastimado, AR

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    March 18, 2019

    RENEWAL VISIT TO RECOLETOS DE TAIWAN

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    March 19, 2019

    6TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE INSTALLATION OF POPE FRANCIS (2013-2019)

    62nd PARISH FIESTA of St. Joseph Parish,
    Xiaogang, Kaohsiung (Taiwan)

    BIRTHDAY
    Archbp. Jose Palma, D.D. (Archbishop of Cebu)

    ANNIVERSARY OF SIMPLE PROFESSION (1999-2019)
    Sr. Shirley Nonato, OAR (Bacolod Monastery)

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    March 20, 2019

    INSTALLATION OF BISHOP REX ANDREW CLEMENT ALARCON OF DAET (CAMARINES NORTE)

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Roweno Eugenio Hamo

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    March 21, 2019

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Mark Rochelle Renacia

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    March 22, 2019

    RENEWAL VISIT TO RECOLETOS DE SAIPAN

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    March 23, 2019

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Teodulo Hayahay

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Cecilia Salgado, AR

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    March 24, 2019

    EARTH HOUR (cf. LAMP 52)

    PRIOR GENERAL’S SPECIAL SESSION WITH THE PROVINCIAL COUNCIL

    DESPEDIDA FOR FATHER GENERAL

    BIRTHDAY
    Fray Christopher Gaspar
    Sr. Esmeralda Mantalaba, AR

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    March 25, 2019

    PRIOR GENERAL’S RETURN TO ROME

    INSTALLATION OF BISHOP RONALD IGNACIO LUNAS OF PAGADIAN

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Purificacion del Espiritu Santo
    Sr. Magdalena Salgado, AR

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    March 26, 2019

    GENERAL COUNCIL MEETING IN ROME
    March 26-28, 2019

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    March 28, 2019

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Agustina Santos, AR
    Sr. Dorothy Aguila, AR

    DEATH ANNIVERSARY
    Sr. Gregoria de San Jose

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    March 29, 2019

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Kimberly Ragodos, AR

    PRESBYTERAL ANNIVERSARY (2008-2018)
    Fray William Cordero
    Fray Roderick Deguit

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    March 30, 2019

    APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO MOROCCO

    • DAY 1: ROME – RABAT
      10:45 Departure by air from Rome-Fiumicino Airport for Rabat
      14:00 Arrival at Rabat-Salé International Airport / official welcome
    • WELCOME CEREMONY in the square in front of the Royal Palace
    • COURTESY VISIT TO KING MOHAMMED VI in the Royal Palace
    • MEETING with the MOROCCAN PEOPLE, the AUTHORITIES, with CIVIL SOCIETY and with the DIPLOMATIC CORPS on the Esplanade of the Mosquée Hassan
      Address of the Holy Father
    • VISIT TO THE MAUSOLEUM OF MOHAMMED V
    • VISIT TO THE MOHAMMED VI INSTITUTE FOR THE TRAINING OF IMAMS, MORCHIDINES AND MORCHIDATES
      Greeting of the Holy Father
    • MEETING WITH MIGRANTS at the premises of diocesan Caritas
      Greeting of the Holy Father

    BIRTHDAY
    Mo. Maxima Pelaez, AR
    Fray Jose Enrico Gallego, AR [simple prof]

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    March 31, 2019

    APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO MOROCCO

    • DAY 2: RABAT – ROME
      VISIT TO THE CENTRE RURAL DES SERVICES SOCIAUX of Témara
    • MEETING WITH PRIESTS, RELIGIOUS, CONSECRATED PERSONS and the ECUMENICAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES in the Cathedral of Rabat
      Address of the Holy Father
      Angelus of the Holy Father
    • Lunch with the Papal Entourage
    • HOLY MASS
    • FAREWELL CEREMONY at Rabat-Salé International Airport

    BIRTHDAY
    Sr. Anastacia Fangon, AR

      

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