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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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Fr. Rector feels humbled, somber as he turns 58

Baguio City — Last February 4, 2020 was a red-letter day for Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary in this city as the Rector celebrates his 58th birthday. But before the festivity for the annual Rector’s Day even started, however, the celebrant gave a somber reflection of what it means to grow in age and wisdom in this…

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Bishop Gaa ordains 7 Augustinian Recollect Priests

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY—On Saturday, December 7, 2019, the Bishop of Novaliches, Most Rev. Roberto Gaa, DD, officiated the Presbyteral Ordination of seven Augustinian Recollect deacons held at Our Lady of Consolation Parish. After the long years of seminary formation, seven religious friars of the Order of Augustinian Recollects were solemnly ordained to the priestly…

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AR–OAR formands: Called and formed now, to be sent out later

Tagaytay City — Christ did not just send out his disciples to preach the Gospel. Before all else, he gave them proper formation. This was the content of the impassioned homily delivered by Rev. Benjamine Edobor, OAR to the gathering of formands of the Congregation of the Augustinian Recollect (AR) Sisters and the Order of…

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OLCP receives new CARAS members

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY – “Today we will witness the investiture of young men. They will commit themselves to God as part of Confraternity of Augustinian Recollect Altar Servers (CARAS),” said Fray Gideon Antolin U. Lagrimas, OAR, Parish Priest Our Lady of Consolation Parish, in his homily. Fifteen young men coming from villages, subdivisions and…

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Bp. Santos to 2 newly ordained OAR Deacons: “In your name there is already a sign that you will imitate Christ”

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY- “The reason for this is simply the imitation of Christ. The imitation of Christ that leads to the establishment of the kingdom of God and the offering of the self…When I read your names tamang-tama yung pangalan nila isang Kristo (Cristito) Rey at isang Virgilio Cruz. In your name there is…

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Family Apostolate’s Abad couple renews vows after 35 years

BAGUIO CITY–A member couple of the seminary’s Family Apostolate Program renewed their marriage vows on the occasion of their 35th wedding anniversary at the seminary chapel last Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Mr. and Mrs. James and Fanny Abad reiterated their love and commitment for each other before God, family members, and friends during the 3…

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In Pictures: Solemn Profession of Vows 2019

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY–On September 7, 2019, two young Augustinian Recollect friars professed solemnly the Evangelical Counsels. In a solemn rite presided by Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial of St. Ezekiel Moreno Province, at Our Lady of Consolation Parish, Fray Virgilio Calalang, Jr., OAR and Fray Cristito Rey Tepace, OAR, solemnly professed their…

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Fr. Provincial: “Wearer of the habit is a property of God”

Baguio City — The religious habit is a sign of the transcendental and supernatural realities which the wearer gives witness to in this highly secularized world of today. This was the content of the homily delivered by Rev. Fr. Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR during this year’s investiture of five formands of Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary on…

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Fray Selma on Solemn Profession: “We are called to be God’s presence wherever we are.”

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY–“Solemn Profession is the definitive profession, perpetual, of our brothers,” Fray Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial, articulated during his homily last September 7, 2019 on the occasion of the Solemn Profession of the two Friars at Our Lady of Consolation Parish. The brothers who solemnly consecrated their lives to God…