Mons. Ángel San Casimiro receives the keys to the City of Alajuela

Note: This article was translated from the original Spanish article posted in the official website of the Order of Augustinian Recollects ( The Augustinian Recollect Bishop has been distinguished with this recognition after eleven years of pastoral service in the diocese of Alajuela. COSTA RICA–The Augustinian Recollect Bishop Monseñor Ángel San Casimiro received the keys … Read more

USJ-R makes grand slam history in GMA Network Excellence Awards

CEBU CITY–Journalism graduate Wenilyn Sabalo bagged the 2019 GMA Network Excellence Award (GNEA) for Communication. The awarding ceremony was held earlier today at the GMA Network Center in Quezon City. As a prize, she received a trophy and P50,000. This is the third consecutive time that a Josenian bagged the said national award. The first awardee was Lorraine Mitzi … Read more

University utilizes website for online event booking

CEBU CITY–For the first time, an online booking system for institutional events was integrated into the official website of the University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R). It was first utilized by the Campus Ministry Office (CMO) for the Augustinian Recollect Spiritual Exercises (ARSE) for the academic year 2019-2020. ARSE is a recollection activity and is a prerequisite for graduation in … Read more

DILG, UNO-R MOA signing for 2019 CSIS

BACOLOD CITY – The Department of Local Government –Region VI and the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos inked a partnership for the 2019 Citizen Satisfaction Index System (CSIS). In a short program held at the University President’s Hall on July 12, 2019, the Memorandum of Agreement was signed by Fray Don H. Besana, OAR and Atty. … Read more

An Urgent Call for Ecological Conversion, Hope in the Face of Climate Emergency

“We know that all creation is groaning in labor pains even until now; and not only that … we also groan within ourselves as we wait for adoption, the redemption of our bodies”  (Romans 8:22-23). Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:  In 1988, we issued a groundbreaking Pastoral Letter on Ecology entitled, “What is Happening to … Read more