Father General visits Recoletos de Laray, urges confreres to remain united

Laray, Talisay City, CEBU – “Remain united as a community!” Those were the fatherly words of assurance and support that Fray Miguel Miró gave to the community of Recoletos de Laray during his whole-day visit here on February 18. The pastoral visit that started at midmorning consisted mainly of community conference, individual dialogue, visit to … Read more

Secretariat Heads of vocations, youth meet to synchronize common projects

General Curia, ROME – To promote communion and coordination in the implementation of the Order-wide Life and Mission Project (LAMP) on vocations and youth ministry, the Secretariat President of each Province, together with the President of the General Secretariat of the said pastoral works, gathered in Rome on February 12 to 14. Fray Juan Pablo … Read more

ARCORES Int’l bigwigs visit PH, survey Recoletos solidarity programs

Provincial Curia, QUEZON CITY – To build and strengthen a structure and organization that help institutionalize the co-responsibility and coordination of social actions in the Augustinian Recollect communities, high-ranking representatives of the ARCORES International visited and assessed those areas directly under the Recoletos management and covered by the project portfolio of the said international NGO. … Read more

AR Sisters, SARF- Palawan listen to Father General’s pointers for holiness

Puerto Princesa City, PALAWAN – “Joy, humility, and generosity – those are among the signs of holiness,” said Sr. Emma Navea, AR, current superior of the St. Ezekiel Moreno Spirituality and Development Center (SEMSDC) here in Brgy. San Jose. Sr. Emma was referring to one of the several points raised by the visiting Prior General, … Read more

Father General exhorts Palawan communities: Always start from Christ!

Puerto Princesa City, PALAWAN – For the first leg of his six-week and three-state renewal visit, Fray Miguel Miró, Prior General, headed off to Palawan and visited the four Recollect communities there, including that of the Augustinian Recollect Sisters in the capital. In all of his talks with the religious and lay people, Father General’s … Read more

Father Miró’s renewal visit to St. Ezekiel Province: his last as Prior General

Provincialate, QUEZON CITY – Bienvenido, Padre! The arriving Major Superior of the Order of Augustinian Recollects, Fray Miguel Miró, OAR, was warmly welcomed here at the Provincial Curia on February 11, 2019, the day after the Province of St. Ezekiel celebrated its 20th inauguration anniversary. For the last time as Prior General, Father Miró will … Read more

Visual Identity for Recoletos Education in RP explored

CEBU CITY – In view of designing an official Visual Identity for the Recoletos brand of education in the Philippines, the appointed members of the Committee on Visual Identity gathered at the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R), Balamban Campus on January 28, 2019 for an initial orientation on “Brand, Visual Identity, Logo: Towards Designing the … Read more

ARCORES Filipinas, USJ-R help Cebu fire victims

CEBU CITY – In its concerted efforts to extend assistance to victims of a recent fire in Cebu City, ARCORES Filipinas through its active network in Recoletos de Cebu organized an emergency response team to provide food packs to 644 families left homeless by the tragedy. According to the local news, around 2,578 individuals were … Read more

Four Pinoy Recollects among 35 participants in Escuela de Formación

El Desierto de la Candelaria, COLOMBIA – “We are learning a lot from other Provinces’ manner of forming candidates to the Order (of Augustinian Recollects),” said Fray James Castelo, OAR, Prenovitiate Director in Antipolo City, who is currently enrolled in the “Escuela de Formación” or Formation Course taking place at El Desierto de la Candelaria, … Read more

Newly appointed NVD beefs up Filipino style of Vocation Expedition

Provincialate, QUEZON CITY – “It has been a shared mission—and it is and will be.” That’s how Fray Allan Jacinto, OAR succinctly described the Filipino style of what is now called in the Order of Augustinian Recollects, “Expedición Vocacional,” or roughly rendered in English as “Vocation Expedition.” “We are grateful for the continuing assistance of … Read more