Virgen de la Salud joins 40th IGMP

The image Nuestra Señora de la Salud joined the 40th Intramuros Grand Marian Procession (IGMP) last Sunday, December 1, 2019 in the walled city of Manila. More than 300 devotees from three Recollect parishes in Manila and other devotees from Parañaque, Quezon Province, and Batangas flocked together in Colegio de Sta. Rosa to participate and … Read more

Anniversary of the Inauguration of San Sebastian Basilica

MANILA–Happy birthday, San Sebastian Basilica! On this day in 1891, the fifth and current version of San Sebastian opened its doors after ten years since the previous church was affected by the devastating 1880 earthquake. “The construction of the new temple is over. It is a monumental edifice that rivals with the most sumptuous ones … Read more

Feast day of Nuestra Señora del Carmen de San Sebastian celebrated on January 29, no longer on July 16

Quiapo, MANILA – The Parish of San Sebastian in Manila celebrated the solemn feast of Nuestra Señora del Carmen de San Sebastian last January 29, which was a return to its previous feast day. The universal Church celebrates it on July 16. The Pontifical Mass, which started at 6:00 in the evening, was presided by … Read more

Romanillos rebuts ‘Myths and Miracles of the Nazareno de Quiapo’

MANILA—A retired UP professor and full-bloodied Church historian, Prof. Emmanuel Luis A. Romanillos has written an article—and published yesterday the “Part I” of which in his Facebook account—that rebuts the several points brought out by Audrey B. Morallo and Lito B. Zulueta in their essay, “Myths and Miracles of the Nazareno de Quiapo,” that saw … Read more

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