Augustinian Recollects join Vocation Exhibit in Indonesia

INDONESIA–For the first time since their arrival in Indonesia last year, Fray Russell Lapidez, OAR, and Fray Dominador Mercado, Jr., OAR, together with the other congregations and the local clergy, participated in the Vocation Exhibit at St. Joseph Cathedral in the Archdiocese of Pontianak from May 10-12, 2019. The two Augustinian Recollect missionaries were able … Read more

“Casianic Experience”: A Glimpse of My Diaconal Exposure

(Note: Here is a glimpse of the life and ministry of an Augustinian Recollect deacon (the author) assigned in the island community of San Isidro Labrador Parish in Casian Island, around two hours by boat from the town of Taytay in mainland Palawan and when seawaters are serene. Fray Jorr, a native of San Carlos … Read more

Overseas Recoletos missionaries meet, share experiences

Provincial Curia, QUEZON CITY – In a rare opportunity, like the appearance of a Halley’s comet, some Filipino Recoletos friars assigned in foreign mission stations and who were either arriving for or returning from their hometown vacation have crossed their paths at the Provincial Curia towards the end of the second week of March. Fray … Read more

OAR Prior General pays second visit to Recoletos de Taiwan

Kaohsiung, TAIWAN – Rev. Fr. Miguel Miró Miró, OAR, Prior General of the Order of Augustinian Recollects made Taiwan his penultimate destination in his on-going fraternal visits to all the OAR communities in the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno. The OAR Prior General arrived here at noon of March 17, 2019, accompanied by one member … 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

“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

How do Kaoshiung Clergy and Consecrated Persons celebrate February 2?

Kaohsiung, TAIWAN – Annually, in the Diocese of Kaohsiung, there are two significant celebrations when the Bishop invites the Priests, Seminarians and Religious Sisters to gather together in a solemn celebration of the Holy Eucharist. The first is at the Chrism Mass during the Holy Week, and the second is on the Feast of the … Read more

Two new missionaries sent to Sierra Leone

Provincial Curia, QUEZON CITY—“We are all missionaries…” These were the words of Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial, during the send-off Mass for two new and young missionaries to Sierra Leone. As the Catholic Church in the Philippines celebrates the Feast of the Black Nazarene, an image brought to the Philippines by Augustinian Recollect missionaries … Read more

2018 Recoletos Family Advent Recollection

KAOHSIUNG CITY, TAIWAN–On the First Sunday of Advent (2 December, 2018), the annual Advent Recollection was held at St. Nicholas Parish in Daliao, Kaohsiung City for the Recoletos Family, that is, Filipinos under the pastoral care of Recoletos Friars in Taiwan. Attendees were from St. Joseph Parish of Xiaogang 小港區, St. Michael Parish of Donggang … Read more