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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,…

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Invitation: Simple Profession of Vows 2020

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RFC Coristas receive ministries of Lectors and Acolytes

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY–“Why is it we have ministry? Because it is our response to the call of God and to continue His mission but most especially to serve His Church and because of Him who called us,” Fray Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial, amplified in his homily on the occasion of the…

Roselyn Reyes (foremost) checks on a seminarian of Casiciaco who donates blood last June 17, 2020.

CaReS donates 28 bags of blood amidst Covid-19 pandemic

BAGUIO CITY–The demand for blood has always been higher than its supply. This is a fact known only too well to Roselyn Reyes, a Medical Technologist III at the Baguio General Hospital Medical Center (BGHMC). “The need for blood reaches approximately 50 units a day at BGHMC alone,” she said. “On ordinary days, we could…

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SEMONO-RE stays in Solidarity with the Poor despite the Lockdown

Antipolo City- “Closed doors cannot hold charity from overflowing.” This is the mantra of the community of St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate-Recoletos (SEMONO-RE) as it continues to provide spiritual and physical aid to the less fortunate around the vicinity despite the insistence of the lockdown that started last March 14, 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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The Search for God Goes on

“To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him the greatest human achievement.” Our Father Saint Augustine once said this to those who are searching. Even though formal seminary formation, where formands seek God in their everyday lives inside the formation house together with both…

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Augustinian Recollect formation revitalized

The second meeting of the School of Formation ‘In Imum Cordis’ has concluded with the general feeling of revitalization in the formation of the Augustinian Recollects. ROME–After two weeks of living together and learning, last Saturday, February 22, 2020, the second edition of the School of Formation of the Augustinian Recollects ‘In Imum Cordis’ concluded. On…

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Prior General breathes encouragement to Recollect Formators

ROME–The formation of religious in its initial stage is fundamental and important. That was one of the main messages that the Prior General, Fray Miguel Miró, OAR, left the Augustinian Recollect trainers in their meeting at the ‘In Imum Cordis’ Training School. Fray Miró accompanied the religious responsible for the different stages of formation throughout the…

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Formators gather for ‘In Imum Cordis’ Second Edition

Rome, ITALY–About thirty Augustinian Recollect religious, responsible for some of the formative stages, participate in the second edition of the Training School ‘In Imum Cordis’, organized by the General Secretariat of Spirituality and Formation, this time in Rome. The objective is to study how the Church today poses important challenges and how these challenges must be…

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Restless Hearts: "The lifestyle of the friars motivated me to become one with them."