JULY 2020 RECOLLECTION: The Paralytic at the Pool of Bethesda, The Abandoned Sick People

Translated by Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR Jn. 5:1-9. The crisis of COVID 19 has manifested, among other things, the fragility of the human being, his transitory nature and the boundaries of his existence. In a Promethean era like ours, an insignificant virus has brought to its knees the wisdom of a science that considers … Read more

SARF-Vicariate of USA Newsletter (June 2020)

June greetings to all of our Secular Augustinian Recollects, Guild members, and the Hispanic Committee! The Sacred Heart/Tagaste community was pleasantly surprised to receive a letter from Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, announcing that public Sunday Masses in the Archdiocese were being resumed on a restricted basis on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, … Read more

Five friars profess Simple Vows amidst CoVid pandemic

Antipolo City, RIZAL—The Coronavirus (CoVid-19) pandemic is forcing cities and nations into border lockdowns and citizens into isolation. And yet it could not stop the Prior Provincial, Fray Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR, from welcoming into the Order of Augustinian Recollects five young men who made their simple profession of vows at St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate-Recoletos … Read more

RFC Coristas renew Vows amidst pandemic

Mira-Nila Homes QUEZON CITY–“Your renewal of your religious consecration tonight, dear brothers, appears irrational to many people who cannot understand the vowed life that you have personally embraced in your lives,” said Fray Ian Anthony R. Espartero, OAR, Vicar of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, to the ten simply professed friars who renewed their … Read more