OAR Parish Priests gather in Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN—On September 14 to 19, 2019 eighteen OAR parish priests and parochial vicars from the Philippines came to Taiwan for a meeting convoked by Fray Edgar Tubio, OAR, chairman of the Section on Ministerial and Mission Apostolate in the OAR Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno. The convocation was prompted by Pope Francis’ designation of … Read more

Negros Cluster meets for “Maximum Illud” Conference

Bacolod City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–The Recoletos communities in Negros Island met last August 27, the feast of St. Monica, at the UNO-R President’s Hall to discuss Pope Benedict XV’s 1919 Apostolic letter “Maximum Illud”. Fray Allan Jacinto, OAR discussed the Pastoral and Ecclesial considerations of the Apostolic Letter. Fray Emilio E.A. Quilatan, OAR discussed the historical … Read more

UNO-R hosts OAR Pastoral Apostolate Meeting for Negros Island Cluster

Bacolod City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–The Parish Priests, Chaplains and Campus Ministers from University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos; Colegio de San Nicolas de Tolentino-Recoletos, Talisay; Colegio de Sto. Tomas-Recoletos, San Carlos City; San Pedro Academy-Recoletos, Caidiocan, Valencia; and San Pedro Academy, Valencia, were gathered for a meeting in UNO-R at the VP-Academics Conference Room on July 25, 2019 … Read more

Former CBCP President thanks the Order; Installs second Recollect Parish Priest

Dugmanon, Hinatuan, SURIGAO DEL SUR—Former CBCP President and now Bishop-emeritus of Tandag Nereo Odchimar, D.D. presided over the fiesta Mass in the Recollect-administered Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Quasi-parish (henceforth, OLMCQP), the lone Recollect community in Mindanao island. The fiesta was celebrated last July 17, 2019 and on the same celebration, Fr. Jerome Virtudazo, OAR … Read more

10 Newly Invested CARAS for OLCP

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY – Ten young men were invested to the Confraternity of Augustinian Recollect Altar Servers (CARAS) at Our Lady of Consolation Parish last March 31, 2019. Fray Leander Barrot, OAR, Vice-Prior of the Recoletos Formation Center, presided the Eucharistic Celebration and the Rites of Acceptance and Investiture for CARAS. These young men … Read more

San Vicente Ferrer’s devotees told: “Be the face of Jesus Christ”

APO ISLAND, Dauin, Negros Oriental – Aside from being a marine sanctuary, this island with around a thousand inhabitants is placed under the patronage of St. Vincent Ferrer whose feast day falls on April 5. For this year’s fiesta, the Chancellor of the Diocese of Dumaguete, Rev. Fr. Carmelito Limbaga, Jr., was the main celebrant … Read more

Bishop Navarra presides mass to celebrate St. Vincent Ferrer’s 600th death anniversary

TALISAY CITY, Negros Occidental – Most Rev. Vicente Navarra, D.D., bishop-emeritus of Bacolod, presided over the holy mass commemorating the 600th death anniversary of St. Vincent Ferrer on April 5, 2019. The novena masses and fiesta celebrations hinged on the theme, “San Vicente: Model of a beloved, gifted and empowered Filipino Youth.” Bishop Navarra, who … Read more

Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan donates church, lot to Recoletos

Urbiztondo, PANGASINAN – “It was through the Archbishop [Villegas] that God calls us [Recoletos] to be here,” recalled Fray Samson Silloriquez, OAR, prior of Recoletos de Pangasinan community, just before the end of the afternoon thanksgiving mass held at the Our Lady of the Visitation Parish church on March 15, 2019. The votive mass in … Read more

Prior General’s historical visit to Recoletos de Pangasinan

Urbiztondo, PANGASINAN – Buenos dias y bienvenido! That’s how we greeted with the usual Spanish the visiting Fray Miguel Miró, OAR, Prior General of the Order of Augustinian Recollects, that early morning of March 15, 2019.  Together with one of his general councilors, Fray Raul Buhay, OAR, he arrived in this newly established Recollect community … Read more