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Simple Profession: A Good News for the New Year

By Fray Paul Demillones, OAR | January 5, 2021 |
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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 Evangelical Counsels in a celebration of the Holy Eucharist at St. Ezekiel Moreno Chapel, St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate- Recoletos (SEMoNoRe) last January 2, 2021 at 10:00 AM where it was attended only by a few. The said celebration was presided by Fray Dionisio Q. Selma,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

FRONTLINERS. Dorothy Joy Panelo, RN, Seminary Nurse  (second from the left) <br/> pose before the camera with the volunteer seminarians as they wait for the arrival <br/> of the returning seminarians

Returning Seminarians Undergo 14-day Quarantine

BAGUIO CITY– During this pandemic, we can never be so sure. This is the caution of Dorothy Joy Panelo, RN, Seminary Nurse, during the arrival of the returning seminarians last August 3, 2020. “We can never know who is the carrier of the virus,” she said. “Therefore, it is an imperative to undergo the necessary…

The six members of Batch Martyrs who enter </br> the Novitiate with the Novice Master, Fray Roland Cepe, OAR (center)

Province receives six novices

Antipolo City, RIZAL—You are isolated, but not detached from the world. This was the message of the local Prior of St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate-Recoletos (SeMoNo-Re) in this city to the six members of Batch Martyrs who were formally received into the Novitiate Formation Year during the Mass earlier today, July 16, 2020. “The novitiate is…

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RST opens with new mode of learning

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY—Recoletos School of Theology opened its horizon to Online Classes adopting to the new normal due to the dangers of CoViD 19 for the Academic Year 2020-2021. Prof. Mark Joseph T. Calano, PhD of Ateneo de Manila University conducted a seminar workshop on Learning Management System and on the Principles for Online…

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RFC Covid19 Update

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY–The City Government, through Barangay Pasong Tamo, extended their program on sanitizing and disinfecting infrastructures and vicinities to Recoletos Formation Center, Recoletos School of Theology, and Our Lady of Consolation Parish. The said activity was conducted twice already (June 16 and 22, 2020) to secure public health and safety of the…