Recollection Materials

RECOLLECTION for February 2020: JESUS AND THE LEPERS

By Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR / January 24, 2020 / 0 Comments

Translated by Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR St. Peter in the Acts of the Apostles made a summary of the life of Christ saying that “he went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil” (Acts 10:38). And that is true. There are many sick persons that we know in the Gospels … Read more

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RECOLLECTION FOR JANUARY: Jesus and the Sinful Woman

By Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR / December 23, 2019 / 0 Comments

Translated by Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR Lk. 7:36-50. Our recollections for the year 2020 will move around the theme proposed by our Prior General and his Council for this year: “We are prophets of the Kingdom. Poor, social projects, periphery.” In each one of the recollections, in addition to the usual biblical and Augustinian … Read more

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Recollection for December: COMMUNION OF SAINTS

By Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR / November 21, 2019 / 0 Comments

Translated by Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR Hebr. 12:12-15, 18-19, 22-23. The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us that the Communion of Saints refers to the communion of the goods of the Church, because if we form only one body, the consequence is that the possession of one is shared with the others. It … Read more

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Recollection for November: COMMUNION WITH THE CHURCH

By Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR / October 21, 2019 / 1 Comment

Translated by Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR 2 Cor. 9:6-15 Communion is not a mere theory. It must be manifested through gestures and concrete actions every day. St. Paul, conscious of being a member of the Body of Christ and living in communion with him, made a gesture of communion with the Church of Jerusalem. … Read more

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Recollection for October: COMMUNION IN THE MISSION

By Agustinos Recoletos / September 26, 2019 / 0 Comments

Lk. 10:3-11 Communion is one of the great mysteries that every Christian lives and at the same time is a challenge: to be capable of building communion in our own community and be channels of collaboration in building up communion within the Body of Christ that is the Church. Every community that lives the intra-communitarian … Read more

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Recollection for September 2019: COMMUNION AND COMMUNICATION

By Agustinos Recoletos / August 31, 2019 / 0 Comments

Lk. 10:38-42 Whoever accepts to be a disciple, is so because he desires to learn, because he has his heart open to listen and to welcome what the Master may say or do. The basic attitude of a disciple is to listen and to listen requires silence, serene and tranquil reception. The words of the … Read more

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RECOLLECTION August 2019: COMMUNION OF BROTHERS (Jn. 13: 34-35)

By Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR / July 25, 2019 / 0 Comments

Translated by Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR During the Last Supper, Christ gave his disciples the new commandment to love one another: “I give you a new commandment: that you love one another; as I have loved you, you also must love one another” (Jn. 13:34).And he established love not only as a law to … Read more

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RECOLLECTION JULY 2019: COMMUNION AND RECONCILIATION (COL 3:12-17)

By Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR / June 19, 2019 / 0 Comments

Translated by Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR The primary matter of our communities are the persons with their good and not so good qualities. Thus, it is normal that within the community there will be occasions of collisions, frictions and offences. For St. Augustine the important thing is that, in the name of charity and … Read more

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Recollection for June: COMMUNION IN CONSTRUCTION (Nehemiah 4:1-2, 10-12)

By Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR / May 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

The communion in the community is being built day by day with the aid of God’s Grace. He builds his temple in the midst of the brothers who live in communion, but it requires collaboration. One indispensable task is to defend it against its enemies: egoism, individualism, hero-complex, indifference, comfort, etc. That is why, those … Read more

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COMMUNION AND WORD (Recollection Material for May 2019)

By Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR / March 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

The lamp that guides our steps on the road to communion is the Word of God. St. Augustine considered it his inseparable companion and his own joy. All text of the Word of God invites us to be able to say like St. Augustine and with St. Augustine: Vox tua gaudium meum! Your voice is … Read more

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