MANILA—Being connected with San Miguel Corporation spawned a perception that Recoletos is one of the richest, if not the richest, among religious institutes in the Philippines. True or False?
PROVINCIALATE—Fray Dionisio Selma OAR, prior provincial, has just completed his “visita de renovación” to the newly-created community of Saipan last February 23 to 26, 2017. He was accompanied by Fray Jose Ernil Almayo OAR, provincial secretary, who assisted him in the checking of the official books of the community.
PROVINCIAL CURIA—In the spirit of collective spiritual preparation for the opening of the Augustinian Recollect “Year of Holiness” on March 5, first Sunday of Lent, the community of Recoletos de Provincialate modified the liturgical guide sent by the General Secretariat of Spirituality and Formation. At 8AM in the morning of March 4 (today), the friars … Read more
Today we are strongly warned.
“You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of the hell will never conquer it. I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of heaven.” -Mt 16:18-19 Saying this, Jesus renamed Simon into Peter (Rock) and made him first Pope of His Church. Today is the Feast … Read more
ROME – As part of the significant changes in the Order this sexennium (2016-2022) and consistent with its restructuring process, the Recollect community of Via Sistina in Rome has its new Prior, Fray Francisco Javier Monroy y Rodriguez, OAR. He is also the Fourth General Councilor of the Order who takes charge of the areas … Read more
Mabalacat City, Pampanga – January 31, 2017 (Tuesday) The “Sanguniang Panlunsod” of Mabalacat City officially declared that the Augustinian Recollects were its founders. The “Sanguniang Panlunsod” issued RESOLUTION NUMBER 146 SERIES 2017 Dated January 25, 2017 that officially and publicly declared that the Augustinian Recollects were the founders of the town of Mabalacat (now city) … Read more
Mira-Nila Homes, Quezon City – February 11, 2017 (Saturday) Three Augustinian Recollect deacons received the Sacred Order of the Priesthood. As the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno celebrated its Eighteenth Anniversary of its inauguration on February 10, 2017, it was fitting to give thanks to God Almighty by offering three brothers of the province to … Read more
The Father Rector and General Vice –Rector of Universitaria Agustiniana in Bogota, Colombia visited the University of Negros Occidental –Recoletos, Bacolod City, February 8 -10, 2017. Rev. Fr. Carlos Alberto Villabona Vargas, OAR and Dr. Ricardo Rojas Lopez, MSc inked a Memorandum of Understanding with UNO-R for possible partnerships in the area of student and faculty mobility, short-term and degree programs, international joint academic meetings, and conferences and collaborative research. The MOU was signed by Fr. Villabona; Dr. Rojas; UNO-R President Fr. Eduardo S. Celiz, Jr., OAR and VP-Administration, Fr. Enrico Peter Silab, OAR
The Rector and the General Vice President of Universitas Agustiniana in Bogota Colombia will visit the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos on February 09, 2017. Rev. Fr. Carlos Alberto Villabona Vargas, OAR and Dr. Ricardo Rojas Lopez will have a talk with the Religious and lay Administrators, faculty and staff, and students of the university. The visit is the forge a memorandum of understanding between UNO-R and Universitas Agustiniana, Colombia on areas of: student and faculty mobility, cultural exchange; research collaboration, participation and invitations to seminars and academic meetings; special short-term academic programs and joint degree programs.