AR–OAR formands: Called and formed now, to be sent out later

Tagaytay City — Christ did not just send out his disciples to preach the Gospel. Before all else, he gave them proper formation. This was the content of the impassioned homily delivered by Rev. Benjamine Edobor, OAR to the gathering of formands of the Congregation of the Augustinian Recollect (AR) Sisters and the Order of … Read more

OLCP receives new CARAS members

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY – “Today we will witness the investiture of young men. They will commit themselves to God as part of Confraternity of Augustinian Recollect Altar Servers (CARAS),” said Fray Gideon Antolin U. Lagrimas, OAR, Parish Priest Our Lady of Consolation Parish, in his homily. Fifteen young men coming from villages, subdivisions and … Read more

Bp. Santos to 2 newly ordained OAR Deacons: “In your name there is already a sign that you will imitate Christ”

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY- “The reason for this is simply the imitation of Christ. The imitation of Christ that leads to the establishment of the kingdom of God and the offering of the self…When I read your names tamang-tama yung pangalan nila isang Kristo (Cristito) Rey at isang Virgilio Cruz. In your name there is … Read more

Family Apostolate’s Abad couple renews vows after 35 years

BAGUIO CITY–A member couple of the seminary’s Family Apostolate Program renewed their marriage vows on the occasion of their 35th wedding anniversary at the seminary chapel last Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Mr. and Mrs. James and Fanny Abad reiterated their love and commitment for each other before God, family members, and friends during the 3 … Read more

In Pictures: Solemn Profession of Vows 2019

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY–On September 7, 2019, two young Augustinian Recollect friars professed solemnly the Evangelical Counsels. In a solemn rite presided by Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial of St. Ezekiel Moreno Province, at Our Lady of Consolation Parish, Fray Virgilio Calalang, Jr., OAR and Fray Cristito Rey Tepace, OAR, solemnly professed their … Read more

Fr. Provincial: “Wearer of the habit is a property of God”

Baguio City — The religious habit is a sign of the transcendental and supernatural realities which the wearer gives witness to in this highly secularized world of today. This was the content of the homily delivered by Rev. Fr. Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR during this year’s investiture of five formands of Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary on … Read more

Fray Selma on Solemn Profession: “We are called to be God’s presence wherever we are.”

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY–“Solemn Profession is the definitive profession, perpetual, of our brothers,” Fray Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial, articulated during his homily last September 7, 2019 on the occasion of the Solemn Profession of the two Friars at Our Lady of Consolation Parish. The brothers who solemnly consecrated their lives to God … Read more

Buwan ng Wika celebrated in the spirit of St. Augustine

BAGUIO CITY— Last August 28, 2019 was a red-letter day for both formators and formands as Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary observed on the same day the Solemnity of the Order’s holy father, St. Augustine, and the Culmination of Buwan ng Wika. The Order’s leading Augustinologist, Fr. Lauro Larlar, OAR, officiated the holy mass at 6:15 AM. … Read more

Language prof: “Our indigenous languages are sacred”

BAGUIO CITY—Seminarians and formators of Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary were reminded of the importance of preserving and enriching indigenous languages during a lecture given by a leading language scholar of the Cordilleras. “Our indigenous languages are sacred,” said Dr. Stephenie Lee Ong-Busbos, who gave a lecture on the indigenous languages in the country as part of … Read more