History, Culture & Heritage-Recoletos

BASTECON: Official Statement

By Fray Robin Ross Plata, OAR / October 12, 2020 /
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Province of St. Nicholas of Tolentine: 400 years of Consecrated Life and Missionary History

By Agustinos Recoletos / July 13, 2020 /

The Province of St. Nicholas of Tolentine of the Order of Augustinian Recollects will be 400 years old in November 2021. The 4th Centennial celebration will take place from September 10, 2020 to December 5, 2021. The Centennial Celebration Commission had its second meeting on the 25th of June 2020. The 8 members are: Fray Rafael…

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Virgen de la Salud joins 40th IGMP

By James Erold Gatinao / December 6, 2019 /

Intramuros, MANILA–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…

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Anniversary of the Inauguration of San Sebastian Basilica

By Agustinos Recoletos / August 15, 2019 /

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…

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

By Bro. Joseph Neil E. Baygan / February 1, 2019 /

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…

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

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR / January 9, 2019 /

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…

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Dungaw 2019

By Fray Robin Ross Plata, OAR / January 8, 2019 /

MANILA–Part of the celebration of the Traslacion 2019, the image of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel de San Sebastian will meet the image of Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno, or the Black Nazarene, as the procession passes through San Sebastian Basilica. This is one of the highlights of the Traslacion, the meeting of the two venerated…

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

By Documentation Team / December 2, 2018 /

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…

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Day 2 gives space to look back at seeds once sown

By Documentation Team / December 1, 2018 /

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)…

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Bishop Bacani: Recollects as a missionary community of saints

By Fray Robin Ross Plata, OAR / November 30, 2018 /

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…

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