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

Recoletos de Plaridel is Province’s newest community

Provincialate, QUEZON CITY – After having consulted the Prior General and made a written agreement with Bishop Socrates Mesiona of Puerto Princesa, the Prior Provincial, Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, with the consent of his Council, established the newest community of the Province of St. Ezekiel on December 15, 2018. This 24th Recollect community, located at … Read more

Romanillos rebuts ‘Myths and Miracles of the Nazareno de Quiapo’

MANILA—A retired UP professor and full-bloodied Church historian, Prof. Emmanuel Luis A. Romanillos has written an article—and published yesterday the “Part I” of which in his Facebook account—that rebuts the several points brought out by Audrey B. Morallo and Lito B. Zulueta in their essay, “Myths and Miracles of the Nazareno de Quiapo,” that saw … Read more

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