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RST Celebrates Mass of the Holy Spirit

By Fray Rafael Martin Musa OSA | August 30, 2022 |
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MIRA NILA HOMES, Quezon City–The Recoletos School of Theology (RST) celebrated its Mass of the Holy Spirit at Our Lady of Consolation Parish last August 26, 2022. The celebration was presided over by Very Rev. Fr. Bernard Cañada Amparado, OAR, the newly elected prior provincial of the Augustinian Recollect Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno. Also present concelebrating in the Eucharistic celebration were Rev. Fr. Ian Anthony R. Espartero, OAR, Dean of Studies of RST, and Rev. Fr. Mark Rochelle F. Renacia, OAR, Rector and President of RST. They were also joined by some of the professors and formators of the…


Consecration of San Carlos City to the Risen Lord

MONTEAGUDO-RECOLETOS, San Carlos City- On Sunday, March 27 – Easter Sunday, the City of San Carlos, Negros Occidental, was consecrated to the Risen Lord. It was an afternoon of prayers and music which climaxed with the prayer of consecration. In response, Honourable Gerardo P. Valmayor, City Mayor of San Carlos City, praised and acknowledged the efforts…


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.