OAR History

A special prayer to the Lady of Guadalupe

By Agustinos Recoletos / August 11, 2020 /

The Virgin of Guadalupe is venerated in many places in a special way. Also in Rome, specifically in the Church of San Ildefonso and Santo Tomás de Villanueva, you can visit a chapel where, according to Pietro Bombelli, the first representation of this Marian devotion that arrived in the city is preserved. Normally it is…

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Bishop Toribio Minguella, who is he?

By Agustinos Recoletos / August 7, 2020 /

July 14, 2020 marks the centenary of the death of Bishop Toribio Minguella, an Augustinian Recollect religious and bishop in Spain and Puerto Rico. The life of Bishop Toribio Minguella is one of many lives that have experienced the grace of God through the Augustinian Recollect charism. A native of Rio de Janeiro, he was…

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"Moved by the Spirit" from a historian's perspective

By Modesto Sao-noy / December 6, 2019 /

Note: This is the complete text of Prof. Modesto Sao-noy’s review about the Album of Religious and Communites “Moved by the Spirit” delivered during the book launch of the said publication on the occasion of the 21st founding anniversary of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno last November 28, 2019. This is the title of…

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Following in the footsteps of St. Augustine in Rome

By Agustinos Recoletos / August 6, 2019 /

Note: This was translated from the original Spanish article posted on the official website of the Order of Augustinian Recollects (www.agustinosrecoletos.com) The new series ‘Lugares Agustinianos de Roma’ reviews the experiences of St. Augustine in the center of Catholicism and his opinion on the Roman society of his time. St. Augustine arrived in Rome in…

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Recoletos Presence in Rome: its history, present, future

By Agustinos Recoletos / April 8, 2019 /

Via Sistina, ROME – For several decades, the current Collegio Internazionale Sant’Ildefonso e San Tommaso da Villanueva was the General Curia of the Order of Augustinian Recollects. At the moment it is the residence of the community of Augustinian Recollect religious who pursue further studies in Rome. This year 2019, it celebrates its 400th year.…

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Five-Year Plan towards Province’s silver anniversary in 2023 launched

By Documentation Team / December 2, 2018 /

Mira-Nila, QUEZON CITY – This early, the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno has already set its eyes on 2023 when it shall celebrate its 25th founding anniversary. To achieve the goal of commemorating a successful and meaningful silver year of the Province, a Five-Year Plan was launched in the afternoon of November 28, 2018, second…

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Day 2 gives space to look back at seeds once sown

By Documentation Team / December 1, 2018 /

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY —Although the Day 1 of the 20th founding anniversary celebrations of the Province was basically for the Recollect friars only, Day 2 was set for all the members of the Recollect Family in the Province, including the members of the Congregation of the Augustinian Recollect Sisters, the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity (SARF)…

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Bishop Bacani: Recollects as a missionary community of saints

By Fray Robin Ross Plata, OAR / November 30, 2018 /

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY—The two-day gathering for the 20th founding anniversary of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno ended with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist in honor of St. Augustine. Most Rev. Teodoro Bacani, DD, Bishop-Emeritus of the Diocese of Novaliches, presided over the Closing Mass. “You are a missionary community of saints,” said…

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Venerables star in evening program, indicate path for Province’s future

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR / November 30, 2018 /

Mira Nila, QUEZON CITY – If the evening program of November 27, the first day of the 20th founding anniversary celebrations of the St. Ezekiel Moreno Province, were to be likened to a galaxy, the eldest group among the friars who, by unanimous estimation, stole the show would be the brightest of stars. Although last…

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Fraternity, fun reign supreme in Day 1 sports activities

By Documentation Team / November 29, 2018 /

Mira Nila, QUEZON CITY—Part and parcel of “bene vivere” (“living well”) as consecrated persons is physical exercise such as playing sports, not only to improve physical fitness and overall health but also to develop fraternity and fellowship, particularly the virtue of esprit de corps. That was affirmed once more when the friars engaged themselves in…

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