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

Recoletos friars in Taiwan participate in National Eucharistic Congress 全國聖體大會

Yunlin County, TAIWAN – Another National Eucharistic Congress was held in Taiwan on March 1, 2019. Since its inception in 2011, this year’s Eucharistic Congress is so far the 4th to be held in this state. The theme “All my springs are in thee” (Psalm 87:7) 我的一切泉源都在祢內 is derived from the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress … Read more

CARAS members undergo formation program

Mira-Nila, QUEZON CITY – The Confraternity of Augustinian Recollect Altar Servers (CARAS) of the Our Lady of Consolation Parish attended a spiritual recollection spearheaded by Fray Jhoben M. Rodriguez, OAR, last February 24-25, 2019 at Recoletos Formation Center. Members of CARAS de Mira-Nila receiving spiritual and formative input from Fray Jhoben Rodriguez, OAR The activity … Read more

“Kasalang Parokya 2019”: Road to Forevermore

Hinatuan, SURIGAO DEL SUR – Before the Mass started, as I greeted one of the couples whom I interviewed, the groom blurted out audibly in the vernacular: “Sa wakas mapanalanginan na sa Ginoo ang among kaminyoon” (“At last our marriage will be blessed by the Lord”). Thirty-one couples from the three districts of Our Lady … Read more

Recoletos de Plaridel is Province’s newest community

Provincialate, QUEZON CITY – After having consulted the Prior General and made a written agreement with Bishop Socrates Mesiona of Puerto Princesa, the Prior Provincial, Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, with the consent of his Council, established the newest community of the Province of St. Ezekiel on December 15, 2018. This 24th Recollect community, located at … Read more

Recoletos friars attend APAC Convention in Vietnam

QUEZON CITY – Two Augustinian Recollect religious of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno participated in the Asia-Pacific Augustinian Conference (APAC) Convention held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam last November 9-11, 2018. Fray Edgar Tubio, OAR, Section Head of the Ministerial and Mission Apostolates, and Fray Kenneth Joseph Onda, OAR, Master of the Professed … Read more

Archbishop Villegas renames Recollect-administered parish in Pangasinan

Urbiztondo, PANGASINAN—After seven (7) years since its canonical erection in 2011, the Parish of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Urbiztondo, Pangasinan is now called Parish of the Our Lady of Visitation. The petition to rename the parish emerged out of practical necessity. Fray Joseph Cyprian Panaligan, OAR, the first Recoletos parish priest … Read more

OLCP culminates the month of Holy Rosary

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY—The community of Our Lady of Consolation Parish culminates the month of Holy Rosary last October 31, 2018 with the Holy the Eucharist and the Lucernarium, Latin for “lighting of lamps.” The month of October is dedicated to Mama Mary with her title our Lady of the Rosary. It was instituted … Read more

Recoletos de Caidiocan: where are you?

Provincial Curia, QUEZON CITY – Roughly 15 kms from Dumaguete City, capital of the province of Negros Oriental, or around 7 kms from the poblacion proper of the municipality of Valencia where it politically belongs, the hinterland barangay of Caidiocan nestles on the hillsides and a forested topography made famous by the geothermal operations of … Read more