Prior Provincial propels Bastecon to take new paths

MANILA – This time around, Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, as the Prior Provincial, took to a higher level his role as “the principal driving force for renewal of the province” as set down in the Constitutions. Father Selma who is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the San Sebastian Basilica Conservation … Read more

New OAR community in Balamban, Cebu

BALAMBAN, Cebu—In accordance with the directives of the Life and Mission Project of the Province (LAMP 40), a new Recollect community in Balamban, Cebu was established. The Prior Provincial, Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, presided the celebration of the Holy Mass and the rite of installation of Fray Emilio Jaruda, OAR as the new prior of … Read more

The Augustinian Recollects in the Philippines: From Birth to Bohol

The Philippines, “discovered” by Ferdinand Magellan for Spain in 1521, was officially incorporated to the Spanish Empire under King Philip II in 1565.  The King ordered an expedition, under the command of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, to the Philippines to conquer it.  The expedition left Mexico in 1564 and reached Cebu on February 13, 1565. With … Read more

RST opens new AY with 75 students

QUEZON CITY–The Recoletos School of Theology opened the Academic Year 2018–2019 with a high record of enrollees. According to the Office of the Registrar, RST admitted a total of 75 enrollees from different congregations, including the 21 coristas of Recoletos Formation Center. A new record high was set for the First Year Theology students with … Read more

Recoletos Formation Center opens to Pious Union of Clerics and Public Associations of the Faithful

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY–Recoletos Formation Center (RFC) opens its Clausura and caters formation to eight (8) seminarians from four Pious Unions of Clerics: three (3) brothers from Disciples of Hope, one (1) from Oblates of the Alliance of the Two Hearts, one (1) from Emmanuel Servants of the Holy Trinity and three (3) from the Missionaries of … Read more