Batch 3 completes 5-day spiritual exercises

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 … Read more

OLCP culminates the month of Holy Rosary

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 … Read more

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

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 … Read more

ARSE batch 2 starts today

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 … Read more

Augustinian Recollects hail St. Augustine

RECOLETOS FORMATION CENTER, Quezon City—The Augustinian Recollects celebrated the solemnity of St. Augustine. Fr. Francisco Antonio, OAR, presided the celebration of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and concelebrated by Fr. Hubert Decena, OAR, Fr. Hector Gonzales, OAR, Fr. Gideon Antolin U. Lagrimas, OAR and Fr. Lauro V. Larlar, OAR.  A procession to venerate St. … Read more

Recollects “Return to the Heart” in June 2018 ARSE

BAGUIO CITY – “From the bosom to the breast,” “return to the heart,” “black and beautiful,” are some of the key images employed during the five-day Augustinian Recollect Spiritual Exercises (ARSE) held in Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary, Baguio City from June 18-22, 2018.

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CSEC-R holds seminar-workshop to intensify Corazón Solidario advocacy

CEBU CITY — A dozen of Recollect friars appointed as community anchors under the umbrella of the Commission on Social and Ecological Concerns-Recoletos gathered at the University of San Jose-Recoletos, Cebu City for a seminar-workshop slated from September 16 to 17, 2015.

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Mass of the Year of Consecrated Life & Unveiling of the Icon

MANILA – It is both a colorful and a meaningful day for members of religious congregation and institutes as they celebrate the World Day for Consecrated Life in a celebration held at San Agustin Church, February 2, 2015. This annual event was made more special since 2015 was declared by Pope Francis as the Year for Consecrated Life. Almost a thousand consecrated men and women attended the liturgical celebration.

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Fray Tagoy Paints 2015 Year of Consecrated Life Icon

CEBU CITY – The Augustinian Recollect Jaazeal Jakosalem, better known as Brother Tagoy, turns to be an artist committed to the poor and the ecology. For this year 2015, Year of Consecrated Life in the whole world and Year of the Poor in the Philippines, he was commissioned to paint the official icon to be presented on the 2nd of February, Day of Consecrated Life.

The Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines (AMRSP) commissioned Br. Jaazeal Jakosalem, OAR to create the icon of Jesus of the Poor to be launched and unveiled on February 2, 2015 at the San Agustin Church, Intramuros, Manila on the occasion of the Church celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life and the Philippine-wide Year of the Poor both occur in the year 2015.

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