Communities

43rd Parochial Fiesta of SNDT Parish, QC celebrated

By Fray Jhoben Rodriguez, OAR / September 13, 2018 /

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…

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SEMoNo-Re celebrates 27th Patronal Solemnity

By Fray Robin Ross Plata, OAR / September 11, 2018 /

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…

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Talisaynons honor St. Nicholas of Tolentine

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR / September 10, 2018 /

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…

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New OAR community in Balamban, Cebu

By Fray Robin Ross Plata, OAR / August 20, 2018 /

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…

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Taiwan, Republic of China

By Frei Bo / July 21, 2017 /

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.…

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Sto. Tomas de Villanueva – Recoletos Formation House San Carlos City, Negros Occidental

By Frei Bo / July 21, 2017 /

July 21, 1947                           Vicar Provincial Leoncio Sierra proposed the establishment of a “Colegio apostolico” (minor seminary) with the intention of having, in later years, a novitiate for Filipino Recollects. March 31 – April 2, 1948       The Provincial Council meeting in Spain approved the plan. May 28, 1948                           Prior General, Fr. Feliciano de Ocio, signed the…

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St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate-Recoletos Antipolo City

By Frei Bo / July 21, 2017 /

Mid-1600s                       The San Nicolas de Tolentino convent in Intramuros served as novitiate house for Recollects until 1941. Then, it was transferred to San Sebastian convent in Manila and, later, to Spain. 1970                                 Novitiate was completed at Seminario Mayor-Recoletos (now, CaReS), Baguio City. 1985                                 Novitiate house was transferred to Recoletos Formation Center, Mira-Nila, Quezon City. May…

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Sierra Leone West Africa

By Frei Bo / July 21, 2017 /

FIRST ATTEMPT   1994       Father Prior General offered the new ministry in Africa to the St. Nicholas Province. 1995       Provincial representatives, Frs. Joseph Philip Trayvilla and Jose Ma. Juango flew to Freetown, Sierra Leone to talk with Bishop Giorgio Biguzzi of the Makeni Diocese. August 1, 1996   After careful study and considerations, the provincial council…

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Sierra Leone West Africa

By Frei Bo / July 21, 2017 /

FIRST ATTEMPT 1994       Father Prior General offered the new ministrry in Africa to the St. Nicholas Province. 1995       Provincial representatives, Frs. Joseph Philip Trayvilla and Jose Ma. Juango flew to Freetown, Sierra Leone to talk with Bishop Giorgio Biguzzi of the Makeni Diocese. August 1, 1996   After careful study and considerations, the provincial council formally…

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