STV-R welcomes High School Seminarians

San Carlos City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL—Two years have passed since Sto. Tomas de Villanueva–Recoletos Formation House was not catering high school seminarians. This Formation Year 2019-2020, STV-R has opened again its doors for those who would like to follow Christ in the Recoletos way of life. STV-R Formation House welcomed 13 young and brave men who … Read more

38 new aspirants welcomed by the Prior Provincial

Provincial Curia, QUEZON CITY–“Welcome to the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno!” These were the words of Fray Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, during the courtesy visit of the neophytes prior to their reporting at Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary, Baguio City last August 2, 2019. Before coming to the … Read more

Curso de Preparación 2019: The preparation for the definitive “yes” to Christ

Note: This was translated from the original Spanish article posted in the official website of the Order of Augustinian Recollects (www.agustinosrecoletos.com) For six weeks, 10 Augustinian Recollects prepare themselves for their definitive “yes” to Christ as religious. It is the course of preparation for the solemn profession. SPAIN–The Solemn Profession of Vows puts an end to … Read more

7 Pre-Novices received as Novices; 1 Novice renounces parental inheritance

Antipolo City, RIZAL–St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate-Recoletos received seven postulants who have finished their one-year Pre-Novitiate Program, and the renunciation of parental inheritance by one novice prior to his Simple Profession of Vows. This took place at St. Ezekiel Moreno Chapel on June 28, 2019. Prior to their acceptance to the novitiate, Fray Ken Oliver Lao, … Read more

In Pictures: 12 OAR Postulants proceed to Pre-Novitiate Stage

Antipolo City, RIZAL–After their summer vacation, twelve new Pre-Novices reported to Fray James Castelo, OAR, Pre-Novitiate Director, on June 19, 2019. Before they proceeded to Bahay Lingkod-Recoletos, the Pre-Novitiate House located within the compound of St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate-Recoletos in Antipolo City, they visited some OAR and AR communities in Metro Manila. They had a … Read more

RST sends off graduates, awards outstanding students

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY—Solemn investiture was granted to nine theology students of Recoletos School of Theology (RST) last May 31, 2019 held at the Our Lady of Consolation Parish, Mira-Nila Homes, Quezon City.  At 8:00 AM, the Baccalaureate Mass was presided by Fray Lauro V. Larlar, OAR, PhD, Rector of RST, as the main … Read more

Homily: Fray Lauro Larlar on the Closing Mass of the XII Formands Convention

On the eve of Pentecost and at the start of this Convention, we asked the Holy Spirit to show where this year’s theme – RECOLLECT ACCOMPANIMENT: Quest for Interiority, Sign of Communion and Bond of Charity, – would lead us. Today, as we conclude this convention and celebrate Independence Day, what message does the Word … Read more