SARF-Vicariate of USA Newsletter (January 2021)

By SARF-USA Correspondent / January 11, 2021 /

New Year’s Greetings to all our brothers in the Province of St. Nicholas, our Secular Augustinian Recollects, Guild members, and the Hispanic Committee, as well as our parishioners at Sacred Heart Church! Pre-Christmas activities. There was a visit by Santa Claus and his elves to Sacred Heart for several hours on the afternoon of December…

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SARF de Filipinas presents newly elected National Officers; celebrates online Christmas Party 2020

By SARF Correspondent / January 7, 2021 /

by Sis Edelyn Layumas-Celeste, SAR and Sis Herminia Villanueva, SAR (San Carlos Chapter) The Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity held its very first Virtual National Christmas Party on December 20, 2020 via Zoom, as a pandemic-friendly alternative to a face-to-face social gathering. The event made history for SARF as, for the very first time, the community…

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From Storm to Advent: SARF’s online Advent Recollection with Fr. René Paglinawan, OAR

By SARF Correspondent / December 18, 2020 /

by Sis. Marina Yang (SARF de Mira Nila Chapter) “From Storm to Advent”, an Advent recollection conducted last December 5, 2020 by Fray René Paglinawan, OAR, Prior of Our Lady of Good Voyage Parish, Tondo and  the spiritual adviser of the SARF de OLPGV Chapter, Tondo, was an immense success. For the first time, a…

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SARF holds first National Online Novenas

By SARF Correspondent / December 4, 2020 /

by Jayzl Villafania Nebre, SAR (SARF de Provincialate) Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (Rom 8:35) This was a question posed by the greatest Christian theologian who has ever lived posed to the Romans about two thousand years…

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SARF-Vicariate of USA Newsletter (Thanksgiving 2020)

By SARF-USA Correspondent / November 21, 2020 /

Thanksgiving greetings to all our Secular Augustinian Recollects, Guild members, and the Hispanic Committee as well as our parishioners at Sacred Heart Church! Welcome, Fr. Eric Crelencia, OAR. After traveling across country from Oxnard, California, where he had been stationed as assistant pastor for a number of years at Mary Star of the Sea Parish,…

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Spiritual Warfare: SARF Recollection with Fray Mansueto

By SARF Correspondent / November 17, 2020 /

by Bro. Wilson Sy (SARF de Baguio) BAGUIO CITY–It’s that time of the year again when we remember our departed loved ones. Especially for Filipinos, this is also a significant time when we reunite with those who remained, particularly our families and relatives. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, had dramatically shifted how we experienced such commemoration…

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SARF de Filipinas’ birthday tribute to Fray Selma

By SARF Correspondent / November 16, 2020 /

by Sis. Star A. Anotado (SARF de Antipolo) QUEZON CITY—For the first time, the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity Philippines (SARF de Filipinas) organized a successful virtual birthday tribute for Fray Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, who turned 61 on October 26, 2020. Ninety-six (96) SARF members from…

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SARF de Filipinas online celebration: “Holding on to Faith in the Midst of Suffering”

By SARF Correspondent / November 10, 2020 /

by Sis. Yolanda V. Zaragoza (SARF de SEMoNoRe Chapter) and Lino Sumbillo Jr. (SARF de UNO-R Chapter) QUEZON CITY—God is good, all the time. The current pandemic did not hinder the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity (SARF) from celebrating the feast of St. Magdalene of Nagasaki, Patroness of SARF, last October 20, 2020, with the theme “Holding…

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SARF in Pangasinan initiated

By Fray Cristito Rey Tepace, OAR / October 26, 2020 /

Urbiztondo, PANGASINAN–On the feast day of St. Magdalene of Nagasaki, Fray Samson S. Silloriquez, OAR, Local Prior of the Recoletos de Urbiztondo, celebrated the Holy Eucharist together with the 16 aspirants to the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity. As their local Spiritual Director, Fray Silloriquez has already initiated the formation program for these candidates since the…

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SARF-Sierra Leone is Province’s 17th Chapter, joins virtual fiesta celebrations

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR / October 24, 2020 /

QUEZON CITY – Aside from the online celebrations of the solemn feast of St. Magdalene of Nagasaki, patroness of the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity (SARF) on October 20, the presence and presentation of “SARF de Sierra Leone” as the fraternity’s 17th chapter in the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno turned this year’s assembly on an…

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