“For St. Augustine, knowledge and wisdom are both important” – Fray Eguiarte

ROME – The 26th edition of the “Aula Agustiniana de Educación” held last February 2-3, 2019 in Madrid saw Fray Enrique Eguiarte, OAR delivering his talk on the teacher’s empathy with the student according to St. Augustine. This year the meeting that brought together all the educational centers of the Augustinians, Augustinian Recollects, Agustinas Misioneras, … Read more

“Mary bore Christ in her womb; we, in our heart” – Father General

ROME – Panama receives Pope Francis and welcomes the thousands of young pilgrims from 140 countires participating in the World Youth Day (WYD). These days “Panama becomes the youth capital of the world.” Everywhere you find groups that carry the flag of their countries. They identify themselves with phrases and logos stamped on their shirts. … Read more

Panama to host 4th Augustinian Recollect WYD

Panama City – The Recollect-administered Colegio San Agustin in Panama City will host the IV Jornada Mundial de la Juventud Agustino Recoleta (or 4th Augustinian Recollect World Youth Day) from January 18 to 27, 2019. The website of the Order says that this great event of the Recollect Augustinian Youth expects the presence of more … Read more

Recoletos and Recoletas celebrate together Christ’s birthday

MANILA—As the whole Christian world celebrated the birthday of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Augustinian Recollect religious, priests, sisters, and formands were gathered at St. Rita College, Manila for the annual OAR-AR Christmas Gathering. The Congregation of the Augustinian Recollect Sisters, headed by their Superior General, Mo. Lucena Antipala, AR, hosted this yearly assembly of … Read more

11th National Convention of SARF-Brazil touches on St. Augustine’s view on lay people

Sao Paolo, BRAZIL – The Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity of Brazil celebrated its 11th National Convention with St. Augustine’s vision on the laity as the main theme for reflection from November 15 to 18. It was the first ever Convention right after the completion of the process of the Order’s restructuring. Fraternity implies a daily … Read more

Fray Juan Pablo Martínez is new General Secretary

ROME — Fray Juan Pablo Martínez Peláez, OAR was appointed General Secretary of the Order of Augustinian Recollects during the General Council meeting held in Rome last November 12, 2018. The appointment disseminated to all Provinces through Protocol CG 180/2018, dated November 13, 2018, was made by the Prior General with the consent of his … Read more

Bp. Carlos Briseño as new bishop of Veracruz, Mexico

MEXICO—Pope Francis has named Bishop Carlos Briseño, OAR, as the new bishop of Veracruz, Mexico. At present, Msgr. Carlos is the Titular Bishop of Tricala and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Mexico. He was consecrated as bishop in 2006. Msgr. Carlos Briseño was named by Pope Francis as the new bishop of Veracruz after … Read more

St. Ezekiel Province to commemorate 20th founding anniversary

QUEZON CITY – “The countdown to the celebration of our Province’s 20th ‘birthday’ on November 27-28 is in its last three weeks,” wrote Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial, in his official communication released Tuesday and addressed to all religious of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno. The two-day program will commemorate the creation of … Read more

Recoletos de Saipan celebrates feast of Nuestra Señora Bithen de los Remedios

(Article from North Star, Publication of the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands) SAIPAN—October 14, 2018 marked a significant event for Santa Remedios Parish. Not only was it the celebration of their annual fiesta but this year, a “re-enactment” of the arrival of the image of Nuestra Señora Bithen Delos Remedios was also held. … Read more