Community of Christian Mothers of St. Monica formed in Cebu: first in Asia and RP

CEBU CITY—A total of ninety (90) mothers who all belong to the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish-Recoletos in Cebu City are now members of this newly-formed community called Christian Mothers of St. Monica. The Community is first of its kind in Asia and in the country. By far this is one of the two … Read more

After being hit by super typhoon Yutu, Saipan returns to normalcy

SAIPAN—In the late afternoon of October 24, 2018, a Wednesday, Fray Allan Rubett Cabatian, OAR, local prior of Recoletos de Saipan, sent a text message to the office of the Prior Provincial saying, “We are experiencing a super typhoon stronger than Soudelor. Please include us in your prayers.” The next day, October 25, news and … Read more

Recoletos de Saipan celebrates feast of Nuestra Señora Bithen de los Remedios

(Article from North Star, Publication of the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands) SAIPAN—October 14, 2018 marked a significant event for Santa Remedios Parish. Not only was it the celebration of their annual fiesta but this year, a “re-enactment” of the arrival of the image of Nuestra Señora Bithen Delos Remedios was also held. … Read more

Recoletos de Caidiocan: where are you?

Provincial Curia, QUEZON CITY – Roughly 15 kms from Dumaguete City, capital of the province of Negros Oriental, or around 7 kms from the poblacion proper of the municipality of Valencia where it politically belongs, the hinterland barangay of Caidiocan nestles on the hillsides and a forested topography made famous by the geothermal operations of … Read more

First Priors’ Meeting of the Quadrennium

Provincial Curia, QUEZON CITY – The Prior Provincial, Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, met for the first time this quadrennium 2018-2022 the local priors of both “domus formatae” and “domus non formatae” last September 14, 2018 here at the seat of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno. Twenty-two of the 24 local priors representing the Province … Read more

43rd Parochial Fiesta of SNDT Parish, QC celebrated

QUEZON CITY—“St. Nicholas reminds us of the importance of prayer,” said Most Rev. Honesto F. Ongtioco, DD, the Local Ordinary of the Diocese of Cubao, during his Homily on the 43rd  Parochial Fiesta of San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish in Congressional Subdivision, Brgy. Bahay Toro last Monday, September 10, 2018. St. Nicholas of Tolentino is … Read more

SEMoNo-Re celebrates 27th Patronal Solemnity

Antipolo City, RIZAL—After the nine-day festivity-like Novena Masses, which were sponsored by different Religious Institutions within Metro-Manila area, the community of St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate-Recoletos celebrated the 27th Solemnity of their very Patron, St. Ezekiel Moreno, last August 19, 2018. The celebration, which started at 10:00am, was opened first with a Eucharistic Celebration presided and … Read more

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

Taiwan, Republic of China

ARRIVAL OF THE CHRISTIANITY IN TAIWAN 1926       Spanish station for Japan-bound galleon trade was built in northern Taiwan with the fort named Santisima Trinidad. Start of Christianization and the establishment of a city named San Salvador. A church was built and administered by. Fr. Francisco Mola, OP. 1629       Second settlement in northwestern coast was established. … Read more