Talisaynons honor St. Nicholas of Tolentine

Talisay City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL – September 10 has always been a red-letter day for Talisaynons, it being the patronal fiesta of both this city and the matrix parish here named after St. Nicholas of Tolentine, an Augustinian saint. This year’s solemn feast marked an enhanced version of the previous years’ celebrations. The usual 9-day pre-festival … Read more

OLCP celebrates 31st Parochial Fiesta

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY—The Our Lady of Consolation Parish (OLCP) and Recoletos Formation Center (RFC) together with the devotees and pilgrims celebrated last September 2, 2018 the feast of Mary as Our Lady of Consolation with the Pontifical Mass presided by Most Rev. Bishop Antonio Tobias, Bishop of the Diocese of Novaliches. The traditions … Read more

UNO-R celebrates its University Week “the RECOLETOS WAY”

Bacolod City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–It is all systems go for the University of Negros Occidental Recoletos’ University Week celebration on September 10–15, 2018 with the theme: “Paghigugma kay Kristo, Pag-alagad sa Isigkatawo.” St. Augustine wrote, “If you love Christ, follow him.” Also, Pope Francis told everyone that the “love of God and love of neighbor are … Read more

RFC welcomes neophytes, friars from Spain

Miranila, QUEZON CITY—On the 1st day of September, the Recollect community of Miranila, in an organized party, welcomed the fourteen (14) neophyte theologians—six (6) newly professed Recollect friars and eight (8) from Pious Unions of Clerics of the Disciples of Hope, Emmanuel Servants of the Holy Trinity, Oblates of the Alliance of the Two Hearts, and … Read more

“Curso de Preparación para la Profesión Solemne” concluded

Marcilla, Navarra, SPAIN — The six-week course of preparation for the solemn profession ended on August 24, 2018. The international group of sixteen participants consisted of friars from eight countries: Spain, Colombia, Philippines, Venezuela, Peru, Costa Rica, Brazil, and the USA. Five simply professed Filipino friars joined the course namely Fray Jovy Gallego, Fray Andrie Pugate, … Read more

Archbp. Soc: Consolation without sorrow is ‘cheap grace’

Urbiztondo, PANGASINAN – Sorrow and consolation can’t be separated as they are two sides of the same coin. This was the content of the homily delivered by Archbishop Socrates Villegas during the mass he officiated at the Augustinian Recollect parish of Our Lady of the Visitation in Pasibi East in Urbiztondo, Pangasinan last Sept. 4, … Read more

1st Recoletos Day in Pangasinan held

Urbiztondo, PANGASINAN – Two years after inviting the Augustinian Recollects to do mission work again in Pangasinan, Archbishop Socrates Villegas graced the first ever Recoletos Day in his archdiocese last Sept. 4, 2018. The archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan presided over the pontifical mass and blessed the newly readjusted rectory of the Augustinian Recollect parish of Our … Read more