First Priors’ Meeting of the Quadrennium

Provincial Curia, QUEZON CITY – The Prior Provincial, Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, met for the first time this quadrennium 2018-2022 the local priors of both “domus formatae” and “domus non formatae” last September 14, 2018 here at the seat of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno. Twenty-two of the 24 local priors representing the Province … Read more

Pioneer OAR Missionaries to Indonesia leave today

Provincial Curia, QUEZON CITY—A new day is breaking for the Augustinian Recollection in Asia as two lionhearted friars leave today, September 18, for their Indonesian mission. Fray Russell Lapidez, OAR and Fray Dominador Mercado, Jr., OAR, former missionaries in Sierra Leone, West Africa, volunteered to live and work “in a new country in Asia”—as the … Read more

Talisaynons honor St. Nicholas of Tolentine

Talisay City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL – September 10 has always been a red-letter day for Talisaynons, it being the patronal fiesta of both this city and the matrix parish here named after St. Nicholas of Tolentine, an Augustinian saint. This year’s solemn feast marked an enhanced version of the previous years’ celebrations. The usual 9-day pre-festival … Read more

SARF Talisay Chapter celebrates silver anniversary

Talisay City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL – The Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity in Talisay City, Negros Occidental celebrated its 25th founding anniversary last September 1, 2018, first day of the novena to San Nicolas de Tolentino, patron of the parish and of the city. The whole-day affair was divided into three parts: the holy mass followed by … Read more

Grateful at 250 for Recoletos’ arrival in Bohol

Provincial Curia, QUEZON CITY – With spiritual depth and simplicity, the 250th jubilee of the arrival of the Augustinian Recollect missionaries in the island of Bohol was celebrated simultaneously on August 18 and 19, 2018 in the different parishes of the province. Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial, led the group of 17 Recoletos friars, … Read more

Prior Provincial propels Bastecon to take new paths

MANILA – This time around, Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, as the Prior Provincial, took to a higher level his role as “the principal driving force for renewal of the province” as set down in the Constitutions. Father Selma who is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the San Sebastian Basilica Conservation … Read more

St. Ezekiel Province extends its presence to Colombia

PROVINCIAL CURIA, Quezon City – To fulfill the important project of intensifying communion with the Order by “favouring the learning of Spanish,” the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno sent Fray Reynaldo Jaranilla, OAR to Colombia for a yearlong exposure at UniAgustiniana (or Universitaria Agustiniana) in the capital city of Bogotá.

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