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Cofradia de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Baguio accepts 18 new members

By Bro. Jesse Meer E. Alipes | October 22, 2021 |
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BAGUIO CITY—Cofradia de Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Baguio accepted 18 new members on the feast day of Our Lady of the Pillar last October 12, 2021. Rev. Fr. Anthony P. Irineo, OAR, welcomed everyone before the start of the acceptance rite, inviting the congregation to thank God for the blessing of new members. “(W)e give thanks and praise to God who has led them by various paths to oneness in faith and piety,” said the spiritual director of the cofradia. On the same celebration, Rev. Fr. Bernard C. Amparado, OAR, Seminary Rector and Prior of the house, presided the renewal of…


Formation Year Commences with Mass of the Holy Spirit

BAGUIO CITY — Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary commences the formation year with the Mass of the Holy Spirit presided by Rev. Fr. Bernard C. Amparado, OAR, last August 21, 2021. The seminary rector emphasized the importance of the Holy Spirit’s role not just on individual’s life, but the Church as a whole. “The Holy Spirit is…

One Shot. Bro. Mel Archie Vergara receives the first jab of the Sinovac Vaccine.

Seminarians, Personnel Vaccinated

BAGUIO CITY— Fifty Seminarians and two personnel of Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary received their jabs of vaccine during a vaccination drive held at the Recoletos Gym of the seminary last August 20, 2021. The Seminarians and personnel received the first dose of the Sinovac vaccine. “We really need the vaccine,” said Rev. Fr. Bob Cabanag, OAR,…


Prior Provincial receives 3 Recollect friars for Solemn Profession

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY – Three Augustinian Recollect friars said their definitive ‘yes’ to God as they Solemnly Professed the Evangelical Counsels last Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Our Lady of Consolation Parish. They were Fray Julius James T. Tinapao, OAR, Fray Ricky John A. Austria, OAR, and Fray James Erold P. Gatinao, OAR,…

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Presbyteral Ordination of Fr. Virgilio Calalang, Jr., OAR, and Fr. Robin Ross Plata, OAR

The candidates were presented to the ordaining prelate during the ordination rite.

Bishop of the Military Ordinariate ordains 2 Augustinian Recollect Priests

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY–Two Augustinian Recollect deacons were ordained to the Sacred Order of the Presbyterate on Saturday, August 28, 2021, on the Solemnity of our father St. Augustine, held at Our Lady of Consolation Parish. Most Rev. Oscar Jaime L. Florencio, DD, Bishop of the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines, officiated the Presbyteral…

The Participants. Fray James Erold Gatinao, OAR, </br> Fray Ricky John Austria, OAR, and Fray Julius James Tinapao, OAR

Mes de Preparación 2021: The Culmination

Quezon City—The Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno witnessed the culmination of the month-long Course of Preparation, also known as Mes de Preparación, of the Province’s three friar-candidates for Solemn Profession. This year’s three Course participants—Fray Julius James T. Tinapao, OAR, Fray Ricky John A. Austria, OAR, and Fray James Erold P. Gatinao, OAR— underwent a…

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Prior Provincial receives Simple Profession of Vows of 4 friars

ANTIPOLO CITY—July 3, 2021, the special day when the whole Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno of the Order of Augustinian Recollects is grateful to God for the four courageous friars who made their Simple Profession of the Evangelical Vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. The event took place at the chapel of St. Ezekiel Moreno…


RFC Formands instituted as Lectors and Acolytes

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY– On the occasion of the Feast of St. Rita of Cascia, eight (8) formands were instituted to the Ministry of Lectors and two (2) to the Ministry of Acolytes during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at the St. Thomas of Villanova Chapel, Recoletos Formation Center, last May 22, 2021.…

Br. Reymar Macadagdag kneels as he receives the OAR Cross necklace.

Province receives new Pre-Novices from CaReS

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…