CUBA—The first community of Augustinian Recollect missionaries has already arrived in Cuba. In the morning of Saturday they travelled from Panamá to start their work of evangelization.
We give thanks to God and entrust to him their mission.
PANAMA CITY—Last February 4, within the 11:30 AM solemn mass which he had presided over, the Prior General, Fr. Miguel Miro OAR, officiated the send-off rite for the four Recoletos missionaries bound for Cuba. The concelebrated mass was held at the Parroquia de San Lucas in Costa del Este of this city.
Fray Joel Naranja, former prior of the Recollect community of San Isidro Labrador Parish in Casian Island, Taytay, Palawan was among those four friars who volunteered to work in this island nation in the Caribbean.
The other three were: Fray Jairo Gordillo, Colombian, the appointed local prior of the new community; Fray Ismael Xuruc, Guatemalan; and Fray Noe Servin, Mexican, who represents the Province of San Nicolas of Tolentino. Frays Gordillo and Xuruc represent the Province of Candelaria.
This new international community in Antilla town, province of Holguin at the western section of Cuba will be directly under the Prior General who said, in one of his communications last year: “The brothers of this community will need prayer, wisdom and creativity to proclaim the Gospel to those who have not heard about Christ or live far from the Church.”
During the send-off rite, Father General himself imposed the missionary cross to each of the four friars.
In his latest text message to the Recoletos Communications early today February 6, Fray Naranja said they are still securing their visa for Cuba hoping to depart on February 14.
Father General will fly back to Rome, then proceed to the Philippines in time for the kickoff of the 7th Provincial Chapter on February 12, a Monday.
CAVITE CITY - Miss Earth 2017 Candidates visited the Cañacao and Main Campuses of San Sebastian College-Recoletos de Cavite (SSCRdC) last October 12, 2017. Miss Elian Qupty (Israel), Miss Abby Sturgin (New Zealand), Miss Paweensuda Drouin (Thailand), and Miss Nabirye Josephine Mutesi (Uganda) came together with Miss Earth Philippines Water 2017, Jessica Marasigan.