Recoletos Presence in Rome: its history, present, future

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. … Read more

Father General meets Priors Provincial, gifts them with icon of sleeping St. Joseph

ROME – During this week (April 1-4), the Prior General and his Council meet at the General Curia with the four Priors Provincial, for the first time after the union of Provinces. Pope Francis sleeps every day next to a small image of St. Joseph asleep. It is the last thing he sees at the … Read more

Cebu Cluster oriented on protection of most vulnerable

CEBU CITY – “Why am I a teacher?” That simple question fraught with implications was launched by Fray Antonio Carrón, OAR, a General Councilor and Head of the General Section for Educational Apostolate, during his midmorning talk before a heterogeneous audience of close to 600 at the Center of Performing Arts of the University of … Read more

Secretariat Heads of vocations, youth meet to synchronize common projects

General Curia, ROME – To promote communion and coordination in the implementation of the Order-wide Life and Mission Project (LAMP) on vocations and youth ministry, the Secretariat President of each Province, together with the President of the General Secretariat of the said pastoral works, gathered in Rome on February 12 to 14. Fray Juan Pablo … Read more

“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