Fray Carlos’ Episcopal Ordination on June 29

Note: This is an English translation of the original Spanish article posted on the official website of the Order of Augustinian Recollects ( The new Augustinian Recollect Bishop will be ordained at the Aldo Cantoni stadium, in San Juan de Cuyo (Argentina), with the presence of dozens of bishops and the Catholic community. ARGENTINA–The Augustinian … Read more

Fray Estioko as Distinguished Alumnus of NOHS

Bacolod City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL—Fray Leopoldo Estioko, OAR, Prior of Recoletos de Cebu, was given an award as Distinguished Alumnus by Negros Occidental High School. This took place during the NOHS 59th Grand Alumni Homecoming last April 27, 2019. Fray Estioko belongs to Class 69 and their batch celebrated their Golden Anniversary. To open the celebration … Read more

Two Recollects celebrate Silver Jubilee of Religious Profession

Provincial Curia, Quezon City–On April 24, 2019, feast of the Conversion of our father St. Augustine, two Augustinian Recollect friars celebrated their silver anniversary as religious. Fray Jonathan Caballero, OAR, Parish Priest of San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish in Quezon City, and Fray Amado Emmanuel Bolilia, OAR, Provincial Councillor and Assistant Parish Priest of the … Read more

An iconic historian marks his diamond jubilee in religious life (1957-2017)

Fr. Ángel Martínez Cuesta, OAR, is a historian renowned not only in the bosom of the Augustinian Recollect Family but also in church historians’ circles in the Philippines and in the Spanish-speaking world. He was born in Brullés in the Spanish province of Burgos on 26 September 1938 to a big family. A few days after his birth, his elder brother Jesús, who later authored textbooks in Spanish—then a mandatory course for college and high school—used in Recollect educational institutions in the Philippines, entered the Augustinian Recollect minor seminary in Lodosa, Navarra.

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