UNO-R celebrates St. Ezekiel and St. Augustine

The community of the University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos celebrated the feast f St. Ezekiel Moreno last August 19.  The day opened with  a walk for healing from the Provincial Capitol Lagoon to the university gym.   The walk for healing was started as a tradition by Rev. Fr. Antonio Limchaypo, OAR in 2007.

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Recoletos de Cavite: 400 years of continuing evangelization

This year’s celebration of the Solemnity of St. Ezekiel Moreno took a deeper significance for the entire Province. Commencing the opening of the celebration of the Quadricentenary in Cavite, the Solemn Feast of St. Ezekiel Moreno was marked with a concelebrated Mass last August 19, 2016 at Our Lady of the Pillar Parish. The theme of the celebration is “Recoletos de Cavite: 400 years of continuing evangelization” (1616 – 2016).

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Romanillos, Elected President of the Filipino Academy of the Spanish Language

In the meeting convened for the purpose on Monday 22 August and by a unanimous vote, Professor Emmanuel Luis A. Romanillos was elected Director of the Filipino Academy of the Spanish Language, corresponding to the Royal Spanish Academy. He has been a member since 2005 and until today he belongs to the Board of Trustees as coordinator.

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Saint Ezekiel Moreno among Filipinos

Early years

Saint Ezekiel was born on 9 April 1848 at Alfaro, La Rioja, Spain. He donned the Augustinian Recollect habit in Monteagudo, Navarra. He professed his solemn vows in Marcilla also in Navarra on 22 September 1868. On 10 February 1870, he arrived in Manila and lived in the now-extinct convent and formation house of San Nicolás in Intramuros, then popularly known as Recoletos, where he finished his theological formation. In middle part of 1870 he sailed to Jaro, Iloilo, to receive tonsure and minor orders from the Dominican bishop of the Visayan diocese.

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