Reflection on the 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Sir. 15:15-20; 1 Cor. 2:6-10; Mt. 5:17-37. Two Sundays ago on the 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time, our Lord gave us the Beatitudes which paint the ideal perfection of Christian life. He calls blessed the poor in spirit, the meek, one who hungers and thirsts for righteousness; blessed are the clean of heart, the merciful and … Read more

Three young Recollects embark on new mission

QUEZON CITY – Pursuant to its Life and Mission Project (LAMP) on mission apostolate, the St. Ezekiel Moreno Province recently sent three young priests to two foreign mission stations of the Order: Brazil and Sierra Leone. Fray Roderick Deguit, the former parish priest of the Parish of Our Lady of the Abandoned in Valencia, Negros … Read more

Foundations laid for CEAR-Filipinas

QUEZON CITY – The eighth Center will soon rise in the Philippines! This will be a new addition to the network of Centers for Augustinian Recollect Spirituality (or RedCEAR as its Spanish acronym, where CEAR stands for Centro de Espiritualidad Agustino Recoleta). The first seven are scattered in the Spanish-speaking part of the Order: CEAR-Costa … Read more

Formators gather for ‘In Imum Cordis’ Second Edition

Rome, ITALY–About thirty Augustinian Recollect religious, responsible for some of the formative stages, participate in the second edition of the Training School ‘In Imum Cordis’, organized by the General Secretariat of Spirituality and Formation, this time in Rome. The objective is to study how the Church today poses important challenges and how these challenges must be … Read more

ARCORES-Filipinas members take bold commitment for the environment

Contributed by: Englevert Reyes, Joanna de Catalina, and Jessica Magallon-Avenido CEBU CITY–Since the official constitution of ARCORES as an international solidarity network among the Augustinian Recollects in 22 countries last year, ARCORES Filipinas has intensified its relevance and presence in the Philippines by launching the Recoletos Heart Solidarity Campaign on February 5-6, 2020. Reviving the … Read more

Alto Xingu-Tucumã Prelature receives its Augustinian Recollect Bishop

Bishop Jesús María López Mauleón, OAR took possession of the newly created Episcopal See in the Amazonian territory in Brazil. BRAZIL–The new Augustinian Recollect Bishop, Most Rev. Jesús María López Mauleón, DD, OAR, already worked in the prelature that has been entrusted to him in the Amazonian territory. The bishop who is of Navarrese origin, took … Read more

LECTIO DIVINA: VI Sunday in Ordinary Time, Cycle A

Translated by Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR Mt. 5:17-37. 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