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

Fr. Greg at 73: “It is God’s gift to be old!”

BAGUIO CITY–Seminarian-favorite Fr. Federico Gregorio, OAR celebrates his 73rd birthday last September 2, 2019 and imparted nuggets of wisdom about gracefully growing old to the congregation during the 6:15 AM mass. Fr. Gregorio — fondly called Fr. Greg by seminarians — is the seminary’s director of Human Formation Program, the one seminarians talked to about … Read more

Fr. Bob celebrates 10th sacerdotal anniversary

BAGUIO CITY — The Prefect of Discipline of Senior High School seminarians reached a milestone in his priestly life last August 27, 2019. Fr. Bob Cabanag, OAR was joined by the Recoletos de Baguio community and his family members as he celebrated his 10th sacerdotal anniversary on the feast of Sta. Monica, the mother of … Read more

Recollect healing priest: “Jesus does the healing, not me”

BAGUIO CITY–A Recollect priest who is gifted with the grace of healing visited the Recoletos de Baguio community and officiated a healing mass last August 19, 2019. Fr. Nelson Plohimon, OAR, who is currently assigned as parochial vicar of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish-Recoletos in Cebu City, laid his hands on massgoers after … Read more

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