Formation

RFC Formands instituted as Lectors and Acolytes

By Fray Jhoben Rodriguez, OAR / June 18, 2021 /

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY– On the occasion of the Feast of St. Rita of Cascia, eight (8) formands were instituted to the Ministry of Lectors and two (2) to the Ministry of Acolytes during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at the St. Thomas of Villanova Chapel, Recoletos Formation Center, last May 22, 2021.…

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Province receives new Pre-Novices from CaReS

By Br. Jestoni Latagan / June 15, 2021 /

BAGUIO CITY–Three seminarians from Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary have been promoted to the Pre-Novitiate formation last June 6, 2021.  The formands are Br. Jestoni M. Latagan from Taytay, Palawan; Br. Reymar L. Macadagdag from Bacolod City, Negros Occidental; and Br. Joseph Pham Duc Quoc from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The brothers will join the two…

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Invitation: RST Solemn Investiture 2021

By Agustinos Recoletos / May 29, 2021 /
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CaReS Kindness Station inaugurated

By Bro. Jesse Meer E. Alipes / May 17, 2021 /

Baguio City— Aside from the virus, kindness is also contagious. Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary (CaReS) officially inaugurates CaReS Kindness Station on the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, last May 1, 2021. Also on the celebration of National Labor Day, 64 indigent beneficiaries received rice, goods, bread, and perishable goods such as vegetables and spices, poultry…

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New Carmelite Priest pays homage to his Recoletos roots

By Georgene Quilaton-Tambiga / April 13, 2021 /

San Carlos City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–Ordained as one of the “pandemic priests” last February 2, 2021 in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, Rev. Fr. Aniceto Rodriguez, O.Carm., came home to Colegio de Sto. Tomas-Recoletos to celebrate his Thanksgiving Mass with the Recoletos de San Carlos Community. A Recollect by Heart “Even though I am a Carmelite,…

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Simple Profession: A Good News for the New Year

By Fray Paul Demillones, OAR / January 5, 2021 /

Antipolo City, Rizal – As the religious of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno of the Order of Augustinian Recollects welcomed the year 2021, the Province also welcomed a new member of the Augustinian Recollect family. Fray Chrislean Rey Pamilaga, OAR, from Rizal, Palawan and a former Diocesan seminarian, made his simple profession of the…

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Fray Ramon Bitancor, OAR: A Minister of the Word and the Eucharist

By Fray Paul Demillones, OAR / December 11, 2020 /

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY—A month after Fray Ramon Bitangcor, OAR, had his Solemn Profession of Vows, he was ordained to the Order of the Diaconate on December 5, 2020 on the occasion of the 432nd anniversary of the birth of the Augustinian Recollection. Located in the far-end of Mira-Nila Homes, a subdivision along Congressional…

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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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