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Province receives new Pre-Novices from CaReS

By Br. Jestoni Latagan | June 15, 2021 |
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BAGUIO CITY–Three seminarians from Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary have been promoted to the Pre-Novitiate formation last June 6, 2021.  The formands are Br. Jestoni M. Latagan from Taytay, Palawan; Br. Reymar L. Macadagdag from Bacolod City, Negros Occidental; and Br. Joseph Pham Duc Quoc from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The brothers will join the two Pre-Novitiate returnees on July 4, 2021 at Bahay Lingkod-Recoletos, Antipolo City. Fray James Castelo, OAR, the Pre-Novitiate Director said that this year’s Pre-Novitate program would be different from the past formation he handled since the brothers are all members of the adult vocation program. With…

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Invitation: RST Solemn Investiture 2021

Beneficiaries line-up station by station to wait their turn in the seminary façade.

CaReS Kindness Station inaugurated

Baguio City— Aside from the virus, kindness is also contagious. Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary (CaReS) officially inaugurates CaReS Kindness Station on the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, last May 1, 2021. Also on the celebration of National Labor Day, 64 indigent beneficiaries received rice, goods, bread, and perishable goods such as vegetables and spices, poultry…

Two Orders, One Church. Rev. Fr. Aniceto Rodriguez, O.Carm., celebrates his Canta Misa </br> with the Recollect fathers at Sto. Tomas de Villanueva-Recoletos Chapel

New Carmelite Priest pays homage to his Recoletos roots

San Carlos City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–Ordained as one of the “pandemic priests” last February 2, 2021 in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, Rev. Fr. Aniceto Rodriguez, O.Carm., came home to Colegio de Sto. Tomas-Recoletos to celebrate his Thanksgiving Mass with the Recoletos de San Carlos Community. A Recollect by Heart “Even though I am a Carmelite,…

The newly professed friar, Fray Chrislean Rey Pamilaga, OAR (4th from L) </br> is flocked by his Novice Master, Fray Roland Cepe (2nd from L), </br> Fray Dionisio Selma, Prior Provincial (center), Fray Paulino Dacanay, Prior of SEMoNoRe (far right) </br> and Fray Cristito Rey Tepace, deacon.

Simple Profession: A Good News for the New Year

Antipolo City, Rizal – As the religious of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno of the Order of Augustinian Recollects welcomed the year 2021, the Province also welcomed a new member of the Augustinian Recollect family. Fray Chrislean Rey Pamilaga, OAR, from Rizal, Palawan and a former Diocesan seminarian, made his simple profession of the…


Fray Ramon Bitancor, OAR: A Minister of the Word and the Eucharist

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY—A month after Fray Ramon Bitangcor, OAR, had his Solemn Profession of Vows, he was ordained to the Order of the Diaconate on December 5, 2020 on the occasion of the 432nd anniversary of the birth of the Augustinian Recollection. Located in the far-end of Mira-Nila Homes, a subdivision along Congressional…


Fray Bitancor: Delayed but Never Extinguished

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY—Even in the midst of pandemic, Fray Ramon Bitangcor III, OAR, from Tagbilaran City, Bohol solemnly professed the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience before the Holy Mother Church with Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, who received his profession. Fray Monmon, as he…


Province receives 21 new postulants

Baguio City ­– The Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno of the Order of Augustinian Recollects received twenty one postulants last October 12, 2020, at Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary. On the same day, the seminary celebrated the feast of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, its Patroness. “Man is Homo Simbolorum (Man of Signs) and the habit is the…

Recoletos de San Carlos. (L to R) Frays Cabarles, Alviola, Ramon,  </br> Alve, and Pahamutang, OAR celebrate the feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary </br> at Monteagudo-Recoletos Retreat House, Brgy. Rizal, San Carlos City.

Recollect community dedicates Monteagudo chaplet to Mary, Birhen sa Rosaryo

San Carlos City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL—The Recollect community of Sto. Tomas de Villanueva-Recoletos Formation House celebrated the Feast of the Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, October 7, 2020, by dedicating a chaplet to Her at Monteagudo-Recoletos Retreat House, Barangay Rizal. The chaplet was constructed through the generosity of a long-time benefactor who asked that she…


Frays Barrot, Espartero take over RST major posts

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY–Fray Leander Barrot was recently appointed as the new Rector of the Recoletos School of Theology (RST) in Miranila, Quezon City, while Fray Ian Anthony Espartero was appointed as the new Dean of Studies. These major tour of duty came about in view of the demands “to foster the development of…