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

Parish grounds used as polling station for Taiwan’s midterm elections

Kaohsiung City, TAIWAN—On November 24, 2018,  St. Nicholas Parish compound in Daliao was used as one of the polling stations for the elections of  local officials, city legislators and district chiefs in Kaohsiung city. For the past several years, the OAR parish had been a venue for many elections held, both local and national. The … 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