Fray Caparas defends Dissertation, achieves title and Latin award

University of Sto. Tomas, MANILA—Rev. Fr. Radni Caparas, OAR defended his dissertation entitled “The Christology of Saint Augustine in the Writings of Benedict XVI.” Fr. Rodel Aligan, OP, was the chairman of the Panel of Evaluators with Fr. Jose Antonio Aureada, OP, Fr. Virgilio Ojoy, OP, Fr. Jannel Abogado, OP, and Fr. Rolando Mactal, OP, … Read more

By humility, we understand God’s will

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time 23 September 2018 | Mk. 9:30-37 Reflection: The Gospel this Sunday invites us to see the wonders of God’s power. Jesus emphasized that the key towards understanding His passion is humility. Only when one humbles himself/herself will one be able to understand the Paschal Mystery. To receive the Gospel message … Read more

7 Friars make Solemn Profession amidst Typhoon Ompong

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY— Despite the supertyphoon Ompong devastating the northern part of the Philippines, the Order of Augustinian Recollects in the Philippines celebrated the scheduled Solemn Profession of Vows of seven friars at the Our Lady of Consolation Parish last September 15, 2018. Those who made their definitive ‘yes’ to God and incorporation to … Read more

Barkadahan Debattle: A Battle of Reasons 2018

Bacolod City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL—Team Affirmative and Team Negative attempted to prove themselves and disprove the other on whether or not “Online Education is as effective as Formal Education” during the Debate tagged as “Debattle: a battle of Reasons” last September 12, 2018, at 1:00 PM in the UNO-R lobby. After the opening formalities, the Dean … Read more


Antipolo City, RIZAL—Ten prenovices of the Bahay-Lingkod-Recoletos displayed their hidden talents and potentials during the  breathtaking three-day Theater Arts Workshop at the Auditorium of the Camillian Sisters in Kingsville Subdivision of this city last August 7-9, 2018. In his opening remarks, Sir Albert, the workshop director, said: “God isn’t in need of your dance, your … Read more

SEMoNoRe hails St. Augustine with Cup

Antipolo City, RIZAL—St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate-Recoletos held an exhibition and fraternal basketball Cup with the formands, formators and some Recollect friars coming from St. Ezekiel Moreno Provincial House and Recoletos Formation Center during the Solemnity of Our Father Saint Augustine, August 28, 2018. The community held the so-called “Saint Augustine Cup” throughout the day. The Cup … Read more

SEMoNo-Re celebrates 27th Patronal Solemnity

Antipolo City, RIZAL—After the nine-day festivity-like Novena Masses, which were sponsored by different Religious Institutions within Metro-Manila area, the community of St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate-Recoletos celebrated the 27th Solemnity of their very Patron, St. Ezekiel Moreno, last August 19, 2018. The celebration, which started at 10:00am, was opened first with a Eucharistic Celebration presided and … Read more

Pre-Novices break through Farm Exposure

Alfonso, CAVITE—Ten Pre-Novices of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno completed their four-week Farm Exposure experience in Pililla, Rizal and Alfonso, Cavite on the 19th of July 2018. Farm Exposure is one of the major activities of the Pre-Novitiate Program of St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate-Recoletos. It is considered as the commencement activity of the Pre-Novitiate … Read more