The newly professed friar, Fray Chrislean Rey Pamilaga, OAR (4th from L) </br> is flocked by his Novice Master, Fray Roland Cepe (2nd from L), </br> Fray Dionisio Selma, Prior Provincial (center), Fray Paulino Dacanay, Prior of SEMoNoRe (far right) </br> and Fray Cristito Rey Tepace, deacon.

Simple Profession: A Good News for the New Year

Antipolo City, Rizal – As the religious of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno of the Order of Augustinian Recollects welcomed the year 2021, the Province also welcomed a new member of the Augustinian Recollect family. Fray Chrislean Rey Pamilaga, OAR, from Rizal, Palawan and a former Diocesan seminarian, made his simple profession of the…


Fray Ramon Bitancor, OAR: A Minister of the Word and the Eucharist

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY—A month after Fray Ramon Bitangcor, OAR, had his Solemn Profession of Vows, he was ordained to the Order of the Diaconate on December 5, 2020 on the occasion of the 432nd anniversary of the birth of the Augustinian Recollection. Located in the far-end of Mira-Nila Homes, a subdivision along Congressional…


Fray Bitancor: Delayed but Never Extinguished

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…


Prepared to lead through service. Thomasian Girl Scouts sweep out flood </br> in a kindergarten classroom in FLES, Barangay 1. (Photo by Ezra Ponferada)

CST-R CEDO responds to calamity victims in San Carlos

San Carlos City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL—“God’s love is higher than any flood,” Fray Monday Benjamine Edobor, OAR, said as he led the “Abag Recoleto,” an emergency relief operation of CST-R Community Extension and Development Office (CEDO) for the victims of the flash flood in San Carlos City. Water Rising On January 16, 2021, Saturday, heavy rain…


UNO-R Fr. President: Christmas season is a moment of Joy

Bacolod City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–University of Negros Occidental -Recoletos President Fray Don H. Besana, OAR, gave his Advent message during the Opening of Christmas@UNO-R last December 5, 2020, at the university lobby.  He said that there are a lot of things to thank God, especially the graces we have received as we celebrate the 432nd Foundation…


USJ-R holds first virtual Christmas lighting ceremony

CEBU CITY–In the context of the new normal, the University of San Jose-Recoletos is the first and only university in Cebu which did an online launching of Christmas lights to date. USJ-R lit up its main campus on December 1 to formally usher the Josenian Christmas season. The 20-minute virtual activity started by reminiscing the…



SARF-Vicariate of USA Newsletter (January 2021)

New Year’s Greetings to all our brothers in the Province of St. Nicholas, our Secular Augustinian Recollects, Guild members, and the Hispanic Committee, as well as our parishioners at Sacred Heart Church! Pre-Christmas activities. There was a visit by Santa Claus and his elves to Sacred Heart for several hours on the afternoon of December…


SARF de Filipinas presents newly elected National Officers; celebrates online Christmas Party 2020

by Sis Edelyn Layumas-Celeste, SAR and Sis Herminia Villanueva, SAR (San Carlos Chapter) The Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity held its very first Virtual National Christmas Party on December 20, 2020 via Zoom, as a pandemic-friendly alternative to a face-to-face social gathering. The event made history for SARF as, for the very first time, the community…


RAY de Talisay: remain hopeful and strong

Talisay City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–“My mouth shall be filled with your peace, and I will sing your glory” The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the unprecedented crises that brings with it a lot of problems this 2020. It challenges our health, health services, loss of income, limited mobility and other struggles. It also challenges our faith…

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