OAR missionaries in Taiwan follow Church guidelines vs COVID-19 outbreak

Kaohsiung, TAIWAN – In cooperation with the church’s efforts to curb the outbreak of the novel coronavirus now called COVID-19, the Augustinian Recollect missionaries who are administering five parishes in the Diocese of Kaohsiung followed the pastoral directives of the Chinese Regional Bishops’ Conference (CRBC) in Taiwan. Recent news reports revealed that over 75,700 of … Read more

Thomasian Girl Scouts Go Backyard Camping, Welcome Grade 7 Scouts

SAN CARLOS CITY, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL – GSP Corps Staff led the Opening Ceremonies at the historic Colegio de Sto. Tomas-Recoletos field on February 1, 2020. Camp building was the first activity and the girl scouts practiced cooperation and teamwork as they together built their camp layout, camp altar, and camp devices.  The Cooking Challenge and … Read more

Recoletos community in Indonesia formally established

QUEZON CITY – January 8, 2020 will go down in history as the “official birthday” of the first Recoletos community in Indonesia. That’s practically around sixteen months after the arrival of the pioneer group of Augustinian Recollect missionaries in this Muslim-dominated country. It was on September 19, 2018, feast day of St. Alonso de Orozco, … Read more

Kumpilan sa San Sebastian and Agape 2020

CAVITE CITY–The Sacrament of Confirmation was administered by Most Reverend Reynaldo G. Evangelista, DD, Bishop of Imus, held at the Recoletos 4th Centennial Gymnasium, February 17, 2020. During the Eucharistic Celebration, Fray Joseph Dexter D. Palagtiosa, OAR, Vice President for Formation, Mission, and Identity, read from the Gospel of Matthew. Fray Antonio C. Zabala,Jr., OAR … Read more

CAS teacher named ‘honorable mention’ at a debate in Indonesia

CEBU CITY–Corina Encabo, a professor of the USJ-R College of Arts and Sciences, rose as the top debater in a tournament held in Jakarta, Indonesia. There were 51 participants who represented different countries in the International Model United Nations. Although she hails from the Philippines, Encabo represented Barbados in the academic discourse which centered on … Read more

Communion in the Augustinian family

The General Councils of the Augustinians, Augustinian Recollects and Discalced Augustinians held a meeting in which they highlighted the fraternity and the sense of family. ROME–On February 14, 2020, the general councils of the three Augustinian orders–Order of St. Augustine, Order of Augustinian Recollects and Order of Discalced Augustinians–held a meeting in Rome to begin … Read more

LECTIO DIVINA: VII Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Translated by Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR Mt. 5:38-48 A. Invoking the Holy Spirit. We invoke the Holy Spirit using the words of St. Augustine. Come, Holy Spirit, by whom every devout soul, who believes in Christ, is sanctified to become a citizen of the City of God! (en. Ps. 45:8) Come, Holy Spirit, grant … Read more