Venerables star in evening program, indicate path for Province’s future

Mira Nila, QUEZON CITY – If the evening program of November 27, the first day of the 20th founding anniversary celebrations of the St. Ezekiel Moreno Province, were to be likened to a galaxy, the eldest group among the friars who, by unanimous estimation, stole the show would be the brightest of stars. Although last … Read more

Recoletos friars attend APAC Convention in Vietnam

QUEZON CITY – Two Augustinian Recollect religious of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno participated in the Asia-Pacific Augustinian Conference (APAC) Convention held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam last November 9-11, 2018. Fray Edgar Tubio, OAR, Section Head of the Ministerial and Mission Apostolates, and Fray Kenneth Joseph Onda, OAR, Master of the Professed … Read more

11th National Convention of SARF-Brazil touches on St. Augustine’s view on lay people

Sao Paolo, BRAZIL – The Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity of Brazil celebrated its 11th National Convention with St. Augustine’s vision on the laity as the main theme for reflection from November 15 to 18. It was the first ever Convention right after the completion of the process of the Order’s restructuring. Fraternity implies a daily … Read more

Batch 3 completes 5-day spiritual exercises

CEBU CITY – Close to 40 Recoletos friars that comprised this year’s third batch of participants have completed the 5-day Augustinian Recollect Spiritual Exercises (ARSE) held from November 12 to 16 at the Talavera House of Prayer-Recoletos in Cebu City. A scripturist by specialization, Fray Dunstan Huberto Decena, OAR, very ably facilitated the spiritually re-energizing … Read more

Fray Juan Pablo Martínez is new General Secretary

ROME — Fray Juan Pablo Martínez Peláez, OAR was appointed General Secretary of the Order of Augustinian Recollects during the General Council meeting held in Rome last November 12, 2018. The appointment disseminated to all Provinces through Protocol CG 180/2018, dated November 13, 2018, was made by the Prior General with the consent of his … Read more

Archbishop Villegas renames Recollect-administered parish in Pangasinan

Urbiztondo, PANGASINAN—After seven (7) years since its canonical erection in 2011, the Parish of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Urbiztondo, Pangasinan is now called Parish of the Our Lady of Visitation. The petition to rename the parish emerged out of practical necessity. Fray Joseph Cyprian Panaligan, OAR, the first Recoletos parish priest … Read more

St. Ezekiel Province to commemorate 20th founding anniversary

QUEZON CITY – “The countdown to the celebration of our Province’s 20th ‘birthday’ on November 27-28 is in its last three weeks,” wrote Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial, in his official communication released Tuesday and addressed to all religious of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno. The two-day program will commemorate the creation of … Read more

Recoletos brand of education revolutionizes school programs in Sierra Leone

Kamalo, SIERRA LEONE – “Transition creates tension” summarized how Fray Jose Prudencio Castillo, OAR, head of the Augustinian Recollect Mission in Sierra Leone and local prior of the Recoletos de Kamalo community, saw the stakeholders’ initial reactions to the educational climate change introduced by the Recoletos friars in their school apostolate here. As the new … Read more

Community of Christian Mothers of St. Monica formed in Cebu: first in Asia and RP

CEBU CITY—A total of ninety (90) mothers who all belong to the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish-Recoletos in Cebu City are now members of this newly-formed community called Christian Mothers of St. Monica. The Community is first of its kind in Asia and in the country. By far this is one of the two … Read more

After being hit by super typhoon Yutu, Saipan returns to normalcy

SAIPAN—In the late afternoon of October 24, 2018, a Wednesday, Fray Allan Rubett Cabatian, OAR, local prior of Recoletos de Saipan, sent a text message to the office of the Prior Provincial saying, “We are experiencing a super typhoon stronger than Soudelor. Please include us in your prayers.” The next day, October 25, news and … Read more