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

By Fray Joel Dequilla, OAR / March 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

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

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Celebrating the 1st anniversary of the arrival of the Recollect missionaries in Cuba (February 17, 2018 – February 17, 2019)

By Agustinos Recoletos / February 22, 2019 / 0 Comments
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“Kasalang Parokya 2019”: Road to Forevermore

By Fray Mark Saludes, OAR / February 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

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

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How do Kaoshiung Clergy and Consecrated Persons celebrate February 2?

By Fray Joel Dequilla, OAR / February 2, 2019 / 0 Comments

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

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Two new missionaries sent to Sierra Leone

By Fray Robin Ross Plata, OAR / January 9, 2019 / 1 Comment

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

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2018 Recoletos Family Advent Recollection

By Fray Joel Dequilla, OAR / December 6, 2018 / 1 Comment

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

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

By Agustinos Recoletos / November 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

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

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Recoletos friars attend APAC Convention in Vietnam

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR / November 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

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

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Recoletos brand of education revolutionizes school programs in Sierra Leone

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR / November 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

Kamalo, SIERRA LEONE – “Transition creates tension” summarized how Fray Jose Prudencio Castillo, OAR, head of the Augustinian Recollect Mission in Sierra Leone and local prior of the Recoletos de Kamalo community, saw the stakeholders’ initial reactions to the educational climate change introduced by the Recoletos friars in their school apostolate here. As the new … Read more

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After being hit by super typhoon Yutu, Saipan returns to normalcy

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR / October 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

SAIPAN—In the late afternoon of October 24, 2018, a Wednesday, Fray Allan Rubett Cabatian, OAR, local prior of Recoletos de Saipan, sent a text message to the office of the Prior Provincial saying, “We are experiencing a super typhoon stronger than Soudelor. Please include us in your prayers.” The next day, October 25, news and … Read more

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