Recollect Augustinian Youth

Responding to God’s Calling: Holy Mass

By UNO-R Correspondent / March 3, 2020 / 1 Comment

Bacolod City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL — Devoting themselves to God’s calling, UNO-R RAY de Bacolod held their monthly Holy Mass at UNO-R Earth Chapel last February 29, 2020. The Gospel on that day talked about how God continues to call His people, especially us sinners. As we observe the season of Lent, we are called by … Read more

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Send-off Mass reminds 13th Raysters to pay it forward

By Bro. Ioannes Arong / February 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

Baguio City — After five days of intense immersion into the Augustinian Recollect way of life, the Raysters were sent off with the exhortation to share what they had experienced with their communities. “As we go home, what do we bring but Jesus. Let us listen to Jesus and be good examples to other youths … Read more

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Fr. Provincial accepts 93 full-fledged RAY

By Bro. Ioannes Arong / February 1, 2020 / 0 Comments

Baguio City — New members were added to the growing family of the Order of Augustinian Recollects (OAR) in the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno. The Prior of the Province, Rev. Fr. Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR, formally accepted ninety-three (93) young people during their solemn installation as full-fledged members of the Recollect Augustinian Youth last … Read more

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Day 3: Discernment, social media, and the mission to love

By Agustinos Recoletos / January 31, 2020 / 0 Comments

By Bro. June Clark Solas and Bro. John Philippe Sosongco The third day of 13th RAYNS started with Lauds and Meditation at the seminary facade at 6:15 AM participated by all seminarians and RAY delegates in honor of St. Thomas of Villanova. It was briefly followed by breakfast at the seminary refectory. The talk started … Read more

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‘Discernment’ isn’t about your will

By Bro. Ioannes Arong / January 31, 2020 / 0 Comments

Baguio City — Fr. Jason Laguerta’s vocation story began with his favorite spaghetti and fried chicken. Fr. Laguerta of the Archdiocese of Manila said back then, he could only eat his favorite food on his birthdays. And yet his mom would prepare them every Sunday for the priest who would be saying mass in the … Read more

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RAYNS Day 2: Talks center on youth evangelization, sex, and sexuality

By Bro. Ioannes Arong / January 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

Baguio City — A priest active in the youth ministry was the lone speaker during the second day of the 13th Recollect Augustinian Youth National Summit (RAYNS) held at Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary in this city last January 21, 2020. Fr. Juvelan Paul Samia, a member of the Salesians of Don Bosco, discussed for the whole … Read more

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Busy Day 2 leaves Raysters exhausted but elated

By Bro. Andrew Kim Bitangjol / January 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

BAGUIO CITY–The second day of the Recollect Augustinian Youth National Summit begins with a typical Morning Prayer held at the seminary facade. The freezing wind gave the youth shivers, yet they still maintained a prayerful disposition. After that, they had breakfast and a short welcome program was given by the seminarians. Next was the talk … Read more

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Fr. Buloy to 13th Raysters: Imitate Jesus and Mary

By Bro. Ioannes Arong / January 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

Baguio City — Many talks had been given to drive home the point of the theme for this year’s 13th Recollect Augustinian Youth National Summit (RAYNS), which is, “I am RAY: A Message and a Messenger.” But the Seminary Liturgist and Senior High School Spiritual Director, Fr. Alexus Mansueto, OAR, might have given the runaway … Read more

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Youth told: Witnessing outweighs preaching

By Bro. Ioannes Arong / January 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

Baguio City — If there is anyone who can be the best preacher of the Gospel to this age, it is the youth. This was the content of the homily given by Fr. Bernard C. Amparado, OAR during the first day of the 13th Recollect Augustinian Youth National Summit (RAYNS) held in this city from … Read more

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CaReS hosts 159 delegates for 13th RAYNS

By Bro. Ioannes Arong / January 28, 2020 / 0 Comments

Baguio City — Maria Theresa Aranco had to leave Cebu City on January 19, 2020 — the one Sunday when the whole island was celebrating its world famous Sinulog festival in honor of the Sto. Niño — just to catch her 8 PM flight bound for Manila. A staff of the Campus Ministry Office of … Read more

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