Five-Year Plan towards Province’s silver anniversary in 2023 launched

Mira-Nila, QUEZON CITY – This early, the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno has already set its eyes on 2023 when it shall celebrate its 25th founding anniversary. To achieve the goal of commemorating a successful and meaningful silver year of the Province, a Five-Year Plan was launched in the afternoon of November 28, 2018, second … Read more

Day 2 gives space to look back at seeds once sown

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY —Although the Day 1 of the 20th founding anniversary celebrations of the Province was basically for the Recollect friars only, Day 2 was set for all the members of the Recollect Family in the Province, including the members of the Congregation of the Augustinian Recollect Sisters, the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity (SARF) … Read more

Bishop Bacani: Recollects as a missionary community of saints

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY—The two-day gathering for the 20th founding anniversary of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno ended with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist in honor of St. Augustine. Most Rev. Teodoro Bacani, DD, Bishop-Emeritus of the Diocese of Novaliches, presided over the Closing Mass. “You are a missionary community of saints,” said … Read more

Venerables star in evening program, indicate path for Province’s future

Mira Nila, QUEZON CITY – If the evening program of November 27, the first day of the 20th founding anniversary celebrations of the St. Ezekiel Moreno Province, were to be likened to a galaxy, the eldest group among the friars who, by unanimous estimation, stole the show would be the brightest of stars. Although last … Read more

Fraternity, fun reign supreme in Day 1 sports activities

Mira Nila, QUEZON CITY—Part and parcel of “bene vivere” (“living well”) as consecrated persons is physical exercise such as playing sports, not only to improve physical fitness and overall health but also to develop fraternity and fellowship, particularly the virtue of esprit de corps. That was affirmed once more when the friars engaged themselves in … Read more

Father Selma presides opening mass of Province’s 20th founding anniversary

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY – “Ved: qué dulzura, qué delicia, ver los hermanos convivir unidos.” (“How pleasant and good it is to see brothers living in unity.”) The famous quote from Psalm 133 was aptly picked out by Fray Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial, in his homily during the votive Mass in honor of … Read more

Grateful at 250 for Recoletos’ arrival in Bohol

Provincial Curia, QUEZON CITY – With spiritual depth and simplicity, the 250th jubilee of the arrival of the Augustinian Recollect missionaries in the island of Bohol was celebrated simultaneously on August 18 and 19, 2018 in the different parishes of the province. Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial, led the group of 17 Recoletos friars, … Read more

Prior Provincial propels Bastecon to take new paths

MANILA – This time around, Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, as the Prior Provincial, took to a higher level his role as “the principal driving force for renewal of the province” as set down in the Constitutions. Father Selma who is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the San Sebastian Basilica Conservation … Read more

The Augustinian Recollects in the Philippines: From Birth to Bohol

The Philippines, “discovered” by Ferdinand Magellan for Spain in 1521, was officially incorporated to the Spanish Empire under King Philip II in 1565.  The King ordered an expedition, under the command of Miguel Lopez de Legazpi, to the Philippines to conquer it.  The expedition left Mexico in 1564 and reached Cebu on February 13, 1565. With … Read more