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Fray Bitancor: Delayed but Never Extinguished

By Fray Paul Demillones, OAR | November 12, 2020 |
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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 is fondly called in the seminary, is the lone friar who made it to this stage of formation from the thirty-three hopefuls in their batch, the Seekers, who started their seminary formation last 2010. The said celebration was held in St. Thomas of Villanova Chapel,…


Institution of new OAR Lectors and Acolytes at OLCP

Mira-Nila Homes, Quezon City – March 19, 2016, as the Universal Church celebrated the Solemnity of St. Joseph, six first year OAR friars and six second year OAR friars received the ministry of lector and acolyte respectively. The celebration of the rite of institution of lector and acolyte was held at the parish church of…


Recoletos de Antipolo prepares for its first “Senakulo”

St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate-Recoletos will stage its first ever “Senakulo,” a re-enactment of the Lord’s passion, death and resurrection, on March 23, 2016, 7:00 PM at the Seminary Covered Court. The said play will be performed by the Novices, Pre-novices, RAY-Antipolo members, and chosen SARF members. This event aims to remind us of the salvific…

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Fray Dunstan Huberto “Bert” Decena, OAR, a dedicated formator, at 75!

Mira-Nila Homes, Quezon City – February 19, Fray Huberto Decena, OAR, celebrated his 75th birthday with the RFC community. The OAR friars of Antipolo, Tondo, and the Provincial Curia came and greeted “Lolo” Bert. The RFC personnel and the employees of the Our Lady of Consolation Parish also came and greeted the birthday celebrant.


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…


A Date to Remember in the Annals of OAR History

An unforgettable event ever! What a rare blessing from Almighty God for the Order of Augustinian Recollects! What a great number of workers for the Lord’s harvest! Never in the annals of history of the Augustinian Recollects in the Philippines since 1606 were so many Filipino priests ordained to the Sacred Order of Presbyterate—10 priests.…


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).


Day of the Order at CARES

BAGUIO CITY – December 5 is the Day of the Order of Augustinian Recollects. It was on that date, 427 years ago (1588) that the Recollection came into existence in the Province of Castile, Spain and thereat spread to twenty countries.

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Recoletos Filipinas celebrates anniversary of the Order in Antipolo

ANTIPOLO, RIZAL—The Recoletos family of the Philippines flocked to the St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate House to celebrate the day of the Order. This big day also marked the opening of the year-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of the inauguration of the novitiate building.


All roads lead to Antipolo on December 5

ANTIPOLO, RIZAL—All roads will lead to Antipolo on December 5, 2015 as the Recoletos de Antipolo launches the year-long celebration of it’s 25th founding anniversary next year. Fray Emilio Edgardo Quilatan,  OAR will give a talk on the celebration’s theme at 9:00 A.M. before the Holy Eucharist starts.