Fray Jacinto joins Meeting of Vocation Directors in Costa Rica

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica–Fray Allan Jacinto, OAR, National Vocation Director of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, together with other vocation directors and promoters from other Augustinian Recollect Provinces, attended the first ever gathering of Vocation Directors and Promoters for the sexennium 2016-2022. This weeklong gathering was held at Casa Formacion San Ezekiel Moreno, San … Read more

Newly appointed NVD beefs up Filipino style of Vocation Expedition

Provincialate, QUEZON CITY – “It has been a shared mission—and it is and will be.” That’s how Fray Allan Jacinto, OAR succinctly described the Filipino style of what is now called in the Order of Augustinian Recollects, “Expedición Vocacional,” or roughly rendered in English as “Vocation Expedition.” “We are grateful for the continuing assistance of … Read more

Seven friars ordained as deacons

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY—Seven Augustinian Recollect friars of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno were ordained as deacons through the imposition of hands by Most Rev. Nolly Buco, JCD, DD, auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Antipolo. This momentous event took place on November 17, 2018, Feast of Nuestra Señora de la Salud, at Our … Read more

7 Friars make Solemn Profession amidst Typhoon Ompong

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY— Despite the supertyphoon Ompong devastating the northern part of the Philippines, the Order of Augustinian Recollects in the Philippines celebrated the scheduled Solemn Profession of Vows of seven friars at the Our Lady of Consolation Parish last September 15, 2018. Those who made their definitive ‘yes’ to God and incorporation to … Read more

Inahan sa Kinabuhi: Icon of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons

CEBU CITY—The icon “Inahan sa Kinabuhi” is the official icon of the Association of Major Religious Superiors in the Philippines for the Year of the Clergy and Consecrated Persons. The icon of the Blessed Mother and her Son mirrors our relevant Filipino identity. The face of Mary is from a woman who currently fights against … Read more

Vocation Promoters Gather in Cebu

CEBU CITY – The harvest remains great and the Church has all the more in need of workers for the Lord’s vineyard. As a response to this call, the newly appointed National Vocation Director of St. Ezekiel Moreno Province of the Order of Augustinian Recollects, Rev. Fr. Gideon Antolin Lagrimas, OAR initiated a one-day seminar-workshop of all the local vocation promoters of the Province. He invited Rev. Fr. Alfredo Maglangit, Sch.P, National Executive Secretary for Religious Men of the Directors of Vocations in the Philippines of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines as the resource speaker who presented inputs concerning the current trends in ministering and promoting vocation for religious and priestly life and its pastoral care.
During the morning session, Fr. Maglangit gave various programs, materials and means for promoting vocation. One of the means that he greatly emphasized was the possibility of promoting vocation through social media. Inputs regarding the processes and qualifications for accepting aspirants to the seminary were also given emphasizing on the applicant’s family visit by the vocation director as necessary and helpful.

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Newly ordained priests give thanks to “Alma Mater”

Mira-Nila Homes, Quezon City – On December 10, 2015, two days after their sacerdotal ordination, the newly ordained priests celebrated Holy Mass in the community chapel of Recoletos Formation Center at 6:15 AM. The formators, headed by Rev. Fray Lauro V. Larlar, OAR, prior, concelebrated with them. The seminarians were present and sang for the … Read more

Bishop Socrates Villegas ordains 10 new Recollect religious priests

The Most Reverend Socrates B. Villegas, D.D. Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan and President of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of the Philippines raised to the order of priesthood ten (10) Recollect religious deacons during the ordination ceremonies held at Our Lady of Consolation Parish, Mira-Nila Homes, Q.C. on the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception (Dec 8, 2015).

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