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

San Pedro Academy opens S.Y. 2018-2019

VALENCIA, Negros Oriental—San Pedro Academy  formally opened the academic year 2018-2019 with fervor and enthusiasm. To set the mood for another academic year, SPA conducted a General Orientation for Grade VII, transferees, and Parents last June 23, 2018. The community of San Pedro Academy welcomed the new members of the religious administrators. Fray James Dexter … Read more

St. Ezekiel Province extends its presence to Colombia

PROVINCIAL CURIA, Quezon City – To fulfill the important project of intensifying communion with the Order by “favouring the learning of Spanish,” the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno sent Fray Reynaldo Jaranilla, OAR to Colombia for a yearlong exposure at UniAgustiniana (or Universitaria Agustiniana) in the capital city of Bogotá.

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Bishop Buzon Installs 33rd Pastor of SNTP Talisay

TALISAY CITY, Negros Occidental—Most Rev. Patricio A. Buzon, SDB, DD, Bishop of the Diocese of Bacolod, formally installed Fray Niño Cesar R. Ruiz, OAR as the 33rd Parish Priest of San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish, Talisay Negros Occidental. Fray Ruiz, together with the religious of Recoletos de Talisay headed by its prior Fray Leonardo Pauligue, … Read more

SSC-R de Cavite hails 15th College President

CAVITE CITY—August 3, 2018. San Sebastian College-Recoletos de Cavite celebrated the Investiture Rite of the 15th College President, Fray Rafael B. Pecson, OAR. Held at the 4th Centennial Coliseum at SSC-RdC Cañacao Campus, the Mass of the Holy Spirit was presided by the Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, Fray Dionisio Q. … Read more