A young community with 400 years of history in Rome

The community of Sistina, founded in 1619 for the residence of the procurator of the Augustinian Recollects, celebrates its 400th anniversary this year. It was the first community in Rome and is currently made up of young Augustinian Recollects who are doing their specialization studies in Roman universities. It is an intercultural and interprovincial community. Here … Read more

“Casianic Experience”: A Glimpse of My Diaconal Exposure

(Note: Here is a glimpse of the life and ministry of an Augustinian Recollect deacon (the author) assigned in the island community of San Isidro Labrador Parish in Casian Island, around two hours by boat from the town of Taytay in mainland Palawan and when seawaters are serene. Fray Jorr, a native of San Carlos … Read more

In Pictures: St. Ezekiel Moreno Province observes Holy Week 2019

As the Lenten observance and the celebration of the Holy Week are on a crescendo, the friars of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno assigned in the different parts of the globe,together with their parishioners, are one with the whole Christendom in remembering the Passion, Death, and Glorious Resurrection of our Lord. Here are some … Read more

Recoletos and Recoletas celebrate together Christ’s birthday

MANILA—As the whole Christian world celebrated the birthday of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Augustinian Recollect religious, priests, sisters, and formands were gathered at St. Rita College, Manila for the annual OAR-AR Christmas Gathering. The Congregation of the Augustinian Recollect Sisters, headed by their Superior General, Mo. Lucena Antipala, AR, hosted this yearly assembly of … Read more

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