2nd Sunday of Advent9 December 2018   |   Lk 3:4,6 Reflection: We are surrounded nowadays by many kinds of news, be they good, bad or sometimes fake. The difference between them is how one distinguish the truthfulness of the news and the effect they give to the hearers. The good news give joy, bad…

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Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY—The result of the recently concluded Licensure Examination for Teachers has been published last December 4, 2018. Eleven of Recoletos Formation Center’s Theology students passed and are now Licensed Professional Teachers. Based on the released data from philnews.ph, the following friars have passed the LET2018: 5535 AUSTRIA, RICKY JOHN ALARTE 15569 CEPE,…

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Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY—Five friars of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno were ordained to the Sacred Order of Presbyterate through the imposition of hands of Most Rev. Antonio R. Tobias, DD, Local Ordinary of the Diocese of Novaliches, during the 430th anniversary of the birth of the Augustinian Recollection at Our Lady of Consolation…

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KAOHSIUNG CITY, TAIWAN–On the First Sunday of Advent (2 December, 2018), the annual Advent Recollection was held at St. Nicholas Parish in Daliao, Kaohsiung City for the Recoletos Family, that is, Filipinos under the pastoral care of Recoletos Friars in Taiwan. Attendees were from St. Joseph Parish of Xiaogang 小港區, St. Michael Parish of Donggang…

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Translated by Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR A. Invoking the Holy Spirit We invoke the Holy Spirit in 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 that…

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Intramuros, MANILA—The Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno joined, for three consecutive years, the Intramuros Grand Marian Procession. And no other than the original 384 year-old image of Nuestra Señora de la Salud was brought by the Augustinian Recollect friars last December 2, 2018 in the streets of Intramuros. In 2016, the image of La Salud was…

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Journeying through many challenges As a Province, we will be facing many challenges both in the Philippine Church and in the global Church. The growing challenge to confront is the emerging “internationalization” of the Church as a whole, not anymore from our biased dependency on, nor from the biased positioning of the “European Church,” but…

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