AR–OAR formands: Called and formed now, to be sent out later

Tagaytay City — Christ did not just send out his disciples to preach the Gospel. Before all else, he gave them proper formation. This was the content of the impassioned homily delivered by Rev. Benjamine Edobor, OAR to the gathering of formands of the Congregation of the Augustinian Recollect (AR) Sisters and the Order of … Read more

Family Apostolate’s Abad couple renews vows after 35 years

BAGUIO CITY–A member couple of the seminary’s Family Apostolate Program renewed their marriage vows on the occasion of their 35th wedding anniversary at the seminary chapel last Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Mr. and Mrs. James and Fanny Abad reiterated their love and commitment for each other before God, family members, and friends during the 3 … Read more

Fr. Provincial: “Wearer of the habit is a property of God”

Baguio City — The religious habit is a sign of the transcendental and supernatural realities which the wearer gives witness to in this highly secularized world of today. This was the content of the homily delivered by Rev. Fr. Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR during this year’s investiture of five formands of Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary on … Read more

Buwan ng Wika celebrated in the spirit of St. Augustine

BAGUIO CITY— Last August 28, 2019 was a red-letter day for both formators and formands as Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary observed on the same day the Solemnity of the Order’s holy father, St. Augustine, and the Culmination of Buwan ng Wika. The Order’s leading Augustinologist, Fr. Lauro Larlar, OAR, officiated the holy mass at 6:15 AM. … Read more

Language prof: “Our indigenous languages are sacred”

BAGUIO CITY—Seminarians and formators of Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary were reminded of the importance of preserving and enriching indigenous languages during a lecture given by a leading language scholar of the Cordilleras. “Our indigenous languages are sacred,” said Dr. Stephenie Lee Ong-Busbos, who gave a lecture on the indigenous languages in the country as part of … Read more

Fr. Greg at 73: “It is God’s gift to be old!”

BAGUIO CITY–Seminarian-favorite Fr. Federico Gregorio, OAR celebrates his 73rd birthday last September 2, 2019 and imparted nuggets of wisdom about gracefully growing old to the congregation during the 6:15 AM mass. Fr. Gregorio — fondly called Fr. Greg by seminarians — is the seminary’s director of Human Formation Program, the one seminarians talked to about … Read more

Fr. Bob celebrates 10th sacerdotal anniversary

BAGUIO CITY — The Prefect of Discipline of Senior High School seminarians reached a milestone in his priestly life last August 27, 2019. Fr. Bob Cabanag, OAR was joined by the Recoletos de Baguio community and his family members as he celebrated his 10th sacerdotal anniversary on the feast of Sta. Monica, the mother of … Read more

Recollect healing priest: “Jesus does the healing, not me”

BAGUIO CITY–A Recollect priest who is gifted with the grace of healing visited the Recoletos de Baguio community and officiated a healing mass last August 19, 2019. Fr. Nelson Plohimon, OAR, who is currently assigned as parochial vicar of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish-Recoletos in Cebu City, laid his hands on massgoers after … Read more