International Eucharistic Congress 2016 Day 2 Report

By Frei Bo / January 27, 2016 /

CEBU CITY, January 25, 2016—The Pavilion serves as the melting pot of thousands of Catholics representing 72 countries for the second day of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress. Today’s event opened with the morning prayers led by Most Rev. Patricio Buzon, SDB, DD and the Jesuit seminarians. Following the morning praise, the Most Rev. Miguel…

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Kenyan Bishop visits Provincial Curia

By Frei Bo / January 23, 2016 /

PROVINCIAL CURIA—Most Rev. Dominick Kimenchich, S.M.A., bishop of Lodwar, Kenya paid a visit to the Prior Provincial, Fray Dionisio Selma, on January 22, 2016. The visit was partly occasioned by the bishop’s acquaintance with the Augustinian Recollect nuns in his diocese and partly by the 51st International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu where the prelate intends…

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San Vicente Ferrer Chapel: inaugurated and blessed

By Frei Bo / December 17, 2015 /

Before the break of dawn on December 12, 2015, the people flocked in the ground of San Nicolas  de  Tolentino  Church  to  fetch  the  first  class  bone-Relic  of  San  Vicente  Ferrer  from  St. Ezekiel Moreno Monastery of the Augustinian Recollect Nuns.

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Sierra Leone is Ebola free!

By Frei Bo / November 8, 2015 /

Bacolod City—Today Sierra Leone is declared Ebola-free. Thanks to the divine providence and endless supplications. The people on that part of the globe can continue to live a normal life. Indeed the people of Sierra Leone have lost their loved ones, friends, or neighbors adding to the death toll of more than 10, 000. Africans…

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Bishop Juanich celebrates fiesta with the Tagbanuas

By Frei Bo / November 4, 2015 /

CASIAN—Bishop Edgardo Juanich, DD celebrates the fiesta with a mass together with the indigenous peoples of Palawan (Tagbanuas) this November 4, 2015 At San Martin chapel, Mayteguid. Concelebrants are Recollect priests from the parish of San Isidro Labrador.

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Bishop-elect Paganelli is Apostolic Administrator of Makeni

By Frei Bo / July 25, 2015 /

PROVINCIALATE — July 18, 2015, at 4:33 A.M., Philippine time, Fray Dominador Mercado, Jr., OAR, local prior of Recoletos de Kamalo in Sierra Leone, which is eight hours behind us, sent an FB message to the Provincial Secretary with two updates: first, that Ebola is already absent in their district for more than three months…

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4 Filipino Missionaries one with the People in Sierra Leone, West Africa amidst Ebola virus

By Frei Bo / August 16, 2014 /

SIERRA LEONE – The Filipino Recollect missionaries working in Sierra Leone could have easily opted to pack their bags and go home during the harrowing outbreak of Ebola virus in late 2014. But they chose, instead, the less-beaten path of staying put and serving the people they had considered their own. The four (4) Filipino…

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