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Fray Ian Anthony R. Espartero, OAR is new Prior of RFC

By Fray James Francis Bago, OAR | August 8, 2022 |
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Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY – Recoletos Formation Center community had its new local prior, Rev. Fr. Ian Anthony R. Espartero, OAR installed by Rev. Fr. Bernard C. Amparado, OAR, Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, last August 8, 2022. The Rite of Toma de Posesion of Fray Ian was started with the Eucharistic Celebration presided by the Prior Provincial himself at St. Thomas of Villanova Chapel. During the homily, Fr. Bernard highlighted the Communitarian Character of the Order as he quoted the paragraph 18 in the Article 3 of the OAR Constitutions, “in the practice of…


CaReS participates in Diocese of Baguio’s Dedication of an Altar

BAGUIO CITY— Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary joined Most Rev. Victor Bendico, DD in celebrating the Dedication of the Altar of the Diocese of Baguio Cathedral last November 16, 2021. Rev. Fr. Anthony Irineo, OAR, Vice-Rector of the seminary represented the formation team of Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary. He was accompanied by 3 fourth-year college seminarians who represented…

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Gifted to Give: Charismatic Identity and 21st Century Concerns

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Investiture 2021: A Day of Gratitude

BAGUIO CITY— “Today is a day of gratitude.” With this line, Rev. Fr. Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR greeted everyone in his sermon on the Investiture 2021 of 13 new postulants, last October 12, 2021, at Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Pilar. “We thank the Lord because he chose young men to participate in His plan of…

Devotees of Nuestra Señora del Pilar de Baguio with their Spiritual Director, Rev. Fr. Anthony P. Irineo, OAR.

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

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…


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…