Recollection Materials

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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COMMUNION WITH CHRIST: Recollection Material for April 2019 (Jn. 15:1-8)

By Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR / March 14, 2019 / 0 Comments

Communion within the community can be solidly built up only in Christ and by Christ. We are members of his body, and to live the communion is nothing else than to fully express that we live by his grace, and this grace, like a spiritual sap, unites all of us members of Christ’s Body in … Read more

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Communion and Conversion: Recollection Material for March 2019 (John 3:25-30)

By Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR / February 28, 2019 / 0 Comments

To be able to build up communion, we need to unite ourselves with the WE of God. This implies that we cede the main role to God. St. Augustine indicates that the text of today invites us to be humble, to acknowledge that Christian life and community life is always an act of ceding the … Read more

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