Anniversary of the Inauguration of San Sebastian Basilica

MANILA–Happy birthday, San Sebastian Basilica! On this day in 1891, the fifth and current version of San Sebastian opened its doors after ten years since the previous church was affected by the devastating 1880 earthquake. “The construction of the new temple is over. It is a monumental edifice that rivals with the most sumptuous ones … Read more

Following in the footsteps of St. Augustine in Rome

Note: This was translated from the original Spanish article posted on the official website of the Order of Augustinian Recollects (www.agustinosrecoletos.com) The new series ‘Lugares Agustinianos de Roma’ reviews the experiences of St. Augustine in the center of Catholicism and his opinion on the Roman society of his time. St. Augustine arrived in Rome in … Read more

New structure of the Order of Augustinian Recollects: 4 new Provinces

Note: This was translated from the original Spanish article posted in the official website of the Order of Augustinian Recollects (www.agustinosrecoletos.com) The four Priors Provincial explain what is the new reality of the Augustinian Recollects after the process of joining provinces carried out during 2018. General Curia, ROME–The Augustinian Recollects face from the past year … Read more

Bp. Ángel San Casimiro receives the keys to the City of Alajuela

Note: This article was translated from the original Spanish article posted in the official website of the Order of Augustinian Recollects (www.agustinosrecoletos.com) The Augustinian Recollect Bishop has been distinguished with this recognition after eleven years of pastoral service in the diocese of Alajuela. COSTA RICA–The Augustinian Recollect Bishop Ángel San Casimiro received the keys of … Read more

An Urgent Call for Ecological Conversion, Hope in the Face of Climate Emergency

“We know that all creation is groaning in labor pains even until now; and not only that … we also groan within ourselves as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies”  (Romans 8:22-23). Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:  In 1988, we issued a groundbreaking Pastoral Letter on Ecology entitled, “What is Happening to … Read more