Santa Remedios celebrates 2019 Fiesta and welcomes Fr. Jayferson

by Julie Anne Loong, Sta. Remedios Parish Youth Minister SAIPAN–While the people of Saipan were informed that the island was on Condition 2 in preparation for the arrival of Typhoon Bualoi, the Parish of Nuestra Señora Bithen de los Remedios celebrated their patronal fiesta. The fiesta was celebrated on October 20, 2019. The church was … Read more

Reflective Gospel Concert for OAR Mission in Sierra Leone, Africa

Bacolod City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–The Student Catholic Action Alumni Association, UNO-R Chapter, with the participation of the Religious Education Department, Campus Ministry Office and Integrated School Department, organized a concert for a cause with the title “One Heart, One Voice: A Reflective Gospel Concert”, held at the St. Nicholas of Tolentine Oratory, UNO-Recoletos, Bacolod City. The … Read more

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

St. Ezekiel Province renews agreement with Chalan Kanoa

Provincial Curia, QUEZON CITY – The Recollect Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno renewed its Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa last Thursday, 4th of July. Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial, representing the St. Ezekiel Province and Most Rev. Ryan Jimenez, Local Ordinary of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands … Read more

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