Social & Ecological Concerns

USJ-R’s Oplan Tokhay (Toktok Kabuhayan)

By Frei Bo / October 12, 2016 / 0 Comments

CEBU CITY – In order to make good use of their time behind bars, lady inmates in Cebu underwent technical-vocational (tech-voc) training provided by USJ-R and successfully passed the government accreditation. Thirty inmates and a lady guard of the Cebu City Jail Female Dormitory were conferred their national certification (NC II) for Bread and Pastry … Read more

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Nicholasians visit Sagrado 3 Area

By Frei Bo / October 11, 2016 / 0 Comments

For the bigger schools, it might be a common act to have an Outreach Program with a sense of sustainability. The Administration, Faculty, Staff and students share this vision by adopting a barangay in Talisay City, an area apostolate of the Parish in Sagrado 3.

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A tree growing inside the church

By Frei Bo / September 4, 2016 / 0 Comments

“A tree inside the church? I thought it was made of plastic material bought from a mall,” a first-timer in this chapel-turned-quasi-parish said with surprise upon learning that it was real. In an age when “sustainable architecture’” is fast becoming a vogue, some creative minds have found ways to blend architecture and nature. And so … Read more

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Recollects dedicate first ecopark to Mary

By Frei Bo / August 27, 2016 / 0 Comments

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 The Recoletos de Cebu Community blessed and inaugurated the Recoletos Eco-pilgrimage Park in Danao City northern Cebu and dedicated it to Mary under the title Nuestra Señora de la Salud (Our Lady of Health) yesterday, feast of the Queenship of Mary.

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Recoletos Eco-Park Blessing

By Frei Bo / August 25, 2016 / 0 Comments

The newly constructed pavilion at the heart of the ten-hectare Recoletos Eco-pilgrimage Park in Maslog, Danao City was blessed earlier today and the holy mass was celebrated there for the first time. The Ecopark is also dedicated to the Our Lady of Health (Nuestra Señora de la Salud) on the day when the Feast of … Read more

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Recoletos de Cebu Launches Eco-Park

By Frei Bo / August 11, 2016 / 0 Comments
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1st Green Ring awardee honored

By Frei Bo / April 9, 2016 / 0 Comments

THE Cebu City Council yesterday recognized Bro. Jaazeal Jakosalem of the Order of the Augustinian Recollects (OAR) for bagging the first Green Ring Award for his “outstanding work toward solving the climate crisis.” Jakosalem spearheaded various climate change education initiatives at the grassroots level. Councilor Nida Cabrera, committee on environment chairperson, authored a resolution that … Read more

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“Return to the Heart” goes viral in OAR communities

By Frei Bo / November 26, 2015 / 0 Comments

QUEZON CITY—Fray José Manuel González Durán, OAR is in the Philippines for a series of conferences for Augustinian Recollect Formation Itinerary (ARFI) from November 25 to December 4, 2015.

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Recoletos’ Heart Solidarity campaign launched

By Frei Bo / November 13, 2015 / 0 Comments

Talavera House of Prayer, Cebu City – To deepen its commitment to its social action works, the Order of Augustinian Recollects (OAR) in the Philippines launched the “Heart Solidarity” campaign at the Talavera House of Prayer-Recoletos last November 6. The launching of the campaign was attended by Prior Provincial Rev. Fr. Dionisio Selma, OAR, 17 … Read more

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USJ-R holds Day of Solidarity conference

By Frei Bo / November 6, 2015 / 0 Comments
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