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

43rd Parochial Fiesta of SNDT Parish, QC celebrated

QUEZON CITY—“St. Nicholas reminds us of the importance of prayer,” said Most Rev. Honesto F. Ongtioco, DD, the Local Ordinary of the Diocese of Cubao, during his Homily on the 43rd  Parochial Fiesta of San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish in Congressional Subdivision, Brgy. Bahay Toro last Monday, September 10, 2018. St. Nicholas of Tolentino is … Read more

Talisaynons honor St. Nicholas of Tolentine

Talisay City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL – September 10 has always been a red-letter day for Talisaynons, it being the patronal fiesta of both this city and the matrix parish here named after St. Nicholas of Tolentine, an Augustinian saint. This year’s solemn feast marked an enhanced version of the previous years’ celebrations. The usual 9-day pre-festival … Read more

OLCP celebrates 31st Parochial Fiesta

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY—The Our Lady of Consolation Parish (OLCP) and Recoletos Formation Center (RFC) together with the devotees and pilgrims celebrated last September 2, 2018 the feast of Mary as Our Lady of Consolation with the Pontifical Mass presided by Most Rev. Bishop Antonio Tobias, Bishop of the Diocese of Novaliches. The traditions … Read more

Taiwan Augustinians gather—come rain or high water

Kaoshiung, TAIWAN—On August 28, 2018, we were set to leave our convent in Daliao at 8am towards The Kenting Catholic Center (墾丁天主教中心), the venue of our annual Augustinian gathering in Taiwan. The place is approximately 2 hours drive from our convent. The community’s car is ready, packed of the things we might need for the … Read more