Formation

Fray Bitancor: Delayed but Never Extinguished

By Fray Paul Demillones, OAR / November 12, 2020 /

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY—Even in the midst of pandemic, Fray Ramon Bitangcor III, OAR, from Tagbilaran City, Bohol solemnly professed the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience before the Holy Mother Church with Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, who received his profession. Fray Monmon, as he…

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Province receives 21 new postulants

By Bro. Jesse Meer E. Alipes / October 22, 2020 /

Baguio City ­– The Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno of the Order of Augustinian Recollects received twenty one postulants last October 12, 2020, at Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary. On the same day, the seminary celebrated the feast of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, its Patroness. “Man is Homo Simbolorum (Man of Signs) and the habit is the…

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Recollect community dedicates Monteagudo chaplet to Mary, Birhen sa Rosaryo

By Georgene Quilaton-Tambiga / October 10, 2020 /

San Carlos City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL—The Recollect community of Sto. Tomas de Villanueva-Recoletos Formation House celebrated the Feast of the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, October 7, 2020, by dedicating a chaplet to Her at Monteagudo-Recoletos Retreat House, Barangay Rizal. The chaplet was constructed through the generosity of a long-time benefactor who asked that she…

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Frays Barrot, Espartero take over RST major posts

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR / October 8, 2020 /

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY–Fray Leander Barrot was recently appointed as the new Rector of the Recoletos School of Theology (RST) in Miranila, Quezon City, while Fray Ian Anthony Espartero was appointed as the new Dean of Studies. These major tour of duty came about in view of the demands “to foster the development of…

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Returning Seminarians Undergo 14-day Quarantine

By Bro. Jesse Meer E. Alipes / August 23, 2020 /

BAGUIO CITY– During this pandemic, we can never be so sure. This is the caution of Dorothy Joy Panelo, RN, Seminary Nurse, during the arrival of the returning seminarians last August 3, 2020. “We can never know who is the carrier of the virus,” she said. “Therefore, it is an imperative to undergo the necessary…

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Province receives six novices

By Bro. Ioannes Arong / July 16, 2020 /

Antipolo City, RIZAL—You are isolated, but not detached from the world. This was the message of the local Prior of St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate-Recoletos (SeMoNo-Re) in this city to the six members of Batch Martyrs who were formally received into the Novitiate Formation Year during the Mass earlier today, July 16, 2020. “The novitiate is…

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RST opens with new mode of learning

By Fray Jhoben Rodriguez, OAR / July 16, 2020 /

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY—Recoletos School of Theology opened its horizon to Online Classes adopting to the new normal due to the dangers of CoViD 19 for the Academic Year 2020-2021. Prof. Mark Joseph T. Calano, PhD of Ateneo de Manila University conducted a seminar workshop on Learning Management System and on the Principles for Online…

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RFC Covid19 Update

By Fray Jhoben Rodriguez, OAR / July 10, 2020 /

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY–The City Government, through Barangay Pasong Tamo, extended their program on sanitizing and disinfecting infrastructures and vicinities to Recoletos Formation Center, Recoletos School of Theology, and Our Lady of Consolation Parish. The said activity was conducted twice already (June 16 and 22, 2020) to secure public health and safety of the…

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Five friars profess Simple Vows amidst CoVid pandemic

By Bro. Ioannes Arong / June 30, 2020 /

Antipolo City, RIZAL—The Coronavirus (CoVid-19) pandemic is forcing cities and nations into border lockdowns and citizens into isolation. And yet it could not stop the Prior Provincial, Fray Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR, from welcoming into the Order of Augustinian Recollects five young men who made their simple profession of vows at St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate-Recoletos…

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RFC Coristas renew Vows amidst pandemic

By Fray Jhoben Rodriguez, OAR / June 29, 2020 /

Mira-Nila Homes QUEZON CITY–“Your renewal of your religious consecration tonight, dear brothers, appears irrational to many people who cannot understand the vowed life that you have personally embraced in your lives,” said Fray Ian Anthony R. Espartero, OAR, Vicar of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, to the ten simply professed friars who renewed their…

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