Spirituality & Liturgy

Theological Virtues in St. Joseph

By Agustinos Recoletos / February 17, 2021 /

Note: This article was posted on the official website of the Order of Augustinian Recollects (www.agustinosrecoletos.com) St. Joseph perfectly represents the three theological virtues: faith in the Word of God; hope in the face of danger; and the charity of accepting Jesus as our son. When we affirm that we are children of God, we…

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“Cofradia de Transito de Nuestra Señora” is Back!

By Fray Rommel Rubia, OAR / January 18, 2021 /

QUEZON CITY—A few years after the arrival of the miraculous image of Nuestra Senora de la Salud, a confraternity was established for the devotees of the black virgin of health. The procession of the confraternity members every 3rd Friday of Lent was described by Fray Andres de San Nicolas in 1664 in the General History…

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La Salud Feast 2020: A Celebration a Queen Deserves

By Fray Paul Demillones, OAR / November 21, 2020 /

QUEZON CITY—It is a sight to behold when the celebration of the Holy Eucharist with the public was permitted and a good number of faithful attended. On November 17, 2020, the church of San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish in Quezon City was once again flocked by the devotees, while observing health protocols, as the feast…

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Holy Saturday Rosary

By Bro. Tagoy Jakosalem, OAR / April 11, 2020 /

Let us pray the Holy Rosary. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. I believe in God,the Father almighty,Creator of heaven and earth,and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,born of the Virgin Mary,suffered under Pontius Pilate,was crucified,…

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Foundations laid for CEAR-Filipinas

By Fray Jessriel Marcha, OAR / February 14, 2020 /

QUEZON CITY – The eighth Center will soon rise in the Philippines! This will be a new addition to the network of Centers for Augustinian Recollect Spirituality (or RedCEAR as its Spanish acronym, where CEAR stands for Centro de Espiritualidad Agustino Recoleta). The first seven are scattered in the Spanish-speaking part of the Order: CEAR-Costa…

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“Hora de construir” (“Time to build”)

By Agustinos Recoletos / March 6, 2019 /

For those who can understand Spanish, this material is very useful for your daily reflection during this Season of Lent which starts today, Ash Wednesday. In its Presentation, it says: “We are offering you a simple spiritual provision so you can nourish your spirit while trekking across the desert towards Easter where you will renew…

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Batch 3 completes 5-day spiritual exercises

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR / November 17, 2018 /

CEBU CITY – Close to 40 Recoletos friars that comprised this year’s third batch of participants have completed the 5-day Augustinian Recollect Spiritual Exercises (ARSE) held from November 12 to 16 at the Talavera House of Prayer-Recoletos in Cebu City. A scripturist by specialization, Fray Dunstan Huberto Decena, OAR, very ably facilitated the spiritually re-energizing…

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OLCP culminates the month of Holy Rosary

By Fray Jhoben Rodriguez, OAR / November 3, 2018 /

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY—The community of Our Lady of Consolation Parish culminates the month of Holy Rosary last October 31, 2018 with the Holy the Eucharist and the Lucernarium, Latin for “lighting of lamps.” The month of October is dedicated to Mama Mary with her title our Lady of the Rosary. It was instituted…

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Community of Christian Mothers of St. Monica formed in Cebu: first in Asia and RP

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR / October 28, 2018 /

CEBU CITY—A total of ninety (90) mothers who all belong to the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish-Recoletos in Cebu City are now members of this newly-formed community called Christian Mothers of St. Monica. The Community is first of its kind in Asia and in the country. By far this is one of the two…

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ARSE batch 2 starts today

By Fray Robin Ross Plata, OAR / October 15, 2018 /

CEBU CITY—The second batch of Augustinian Recollect religious attended the annual Augustinian Recollect Spiritual Exercises starting October 15 to 19, 2018 at Talavera House of Prayer-Recoletos, Cebu City. Fray Hubert Dunstan Decena, OAR, was the facilitator for this spiritual exercise.  The theme for this year’s ARSE is taken from John 1:35-39: “Master, where do you…

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