The Augustinian Recollects in the Philippines: From Birth to Bohol

The Philippines, “discovered” by Ferdinand Magellan for Spain in 1521, was officially incorporated to the Spanish Empire under King Philip II in 1565.  The King ordered an expedition, under the command of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, to the Philippines to conquer it.  The expedition left Mexico in 1564 and reached Cebu on February 13, 1565. With … Read more

Nineteenth-century Recoleto church in Mindoro restored!

Sablayan, OCCIDENTAL MINDORO – In this historic and burgeoning municipality, a nineteenth-century church was recently restored. The townsfolk call it as the “lumang simbahan” of the old poblacion of their town, Sablayan. It was first founded as a mission in 1819 by the Augustinian Recollect missionaries.

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Six Augustinian Recollect friars makes solemn profession of vows

Mira-Nila Homes, Quezon City – August 28, 2017 (Monday) After four years of formation at the Recoletos Formation Center and careful evaluation six Augustinian Recollect friars made their solemn profession of vows with God’s mercy and with the support of the Augustinian Recollect family. These friars were: Fray Paul S. Demillones, OAR Fray Elpedio N. … Read more

RST prays to the Holy Spirit as it begins AY 2017-2018

MIRA-NILA HOMES, QUEZON CITY – August 11, 2017 (Saturday) The Recoletos School of Theology officially opens the Academic Year 2017–2018 with the celebration of the Mass of the Holy Spirit. The Mass of the Holy Spirit is a traditional practice by all Catholic educational institutions in commencing the academic year praying for the help of … Read more

RST Community begins AY 2017-2018 with Mass of the Holy Spirit

Mira-Nila Homes, Quezon City – August 11, 2017 (Saturday) The Recoletos School of Theology officially opens the Academic Year 2017–2018 with the celebration of the Mass of the Holy Spirit. The Mass of the Holy Spirit is a traditional practice by all Catholic educational institutions in commencing the academic year praying for the help of … Read more

Dasmariñas City celebrates 150th Foundation Anniversary

Dasmariñas City – July 5, 2017. Located in the commercial district of Cavite Province, Dasmariñas City celebrates the 150th foundation of its city and parish. The celebration of the Holy Mass started at 5:00 PM with his Eminence, Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, DD, as main celebrant and homilist. Together with him were Bishop Pedro Arigo, … Read more

Recoletos School of Theology: Solemn Investiture 2017

Mira-Nila Homes, Quezon City – May 27, 2017, the closing of the Academic Year, 2016-2017, at Recoletos School of Theology (RST) was highlighted with the graduation of twenty-four students.  From this batch, seven Augustinian Recollect friars received the degree in Bachelor in Sacred Theology, and eight received the degree in Master of Arts in Theology. … Read more

Twenty-five years later, three Augustinian Recollect friars thank God for the Gift of the Priesthood

Mira-Nila Homes, Quezon City — April 3, 2017 (Monday) Rev. Fray Emilio Edgardo A. Quilatan, OAR, Rev. Fray Joel S. Naranja, OAR, and Rev. Fray Antonio S. Limchaypo, OAR received the Sacred Order of Priesthood twenty-five years ago.  They were ordained on April 19, 1992, Easter Sunday, at Our Lady of Consolation Parish Church, Mira-Nila … Read more

Mabalacat City SP recognizes Augustinian Recollects

Mabalacat City, Pampanga – January 31, 2017 (Tuesday) The “Sanguniang Panlunsod” of Mabalacat City officially declared that the Augustinian Recollects were its founders. The “Sanguniang Panlunsod” issued RESOLUTION NUMBER 146 SERIES 2017 Dated January 25, 2017 that officially and publicly declared that the Augustinian Recollects were the founders of the town of Mabalacat (now city) … Read more