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“Unity that brings closer to God” – Bishop Gaa on OLCP 35TH PATRONAL FIESTA

By Fray James Francis Bago, OAR | September 5, 2022 |
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MIRA-NILA HOMES, Quezon City – Our Lady of Consolation Parish celebrates its 35th Patronal Fiesta and had its Parish Priest, Rev. Fr. Renie C. Villalino, OAR installed by Most Rev. Roberto Gaa, DD, last Sunday, September 4, 2022 on the occasion of the Solemnity of Our Lady of Consolation. The Holy Eucharist was celebrated by the Parish priest himself, Fr. Renie together with Most Rev. Roberto Gaa, DD, Bishop of Novaliches who presided over the introductory rite and the final blessing. Also concelebrating were, Fr. Bernard C. Amparado, OAR, Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, the Recoletos…

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MOA Signing between Recoletos and Diocese of Tandag

  PROVINCIALATE—Last July 7, 2017, Most Rev. Nereo Odchimar, D.D. of the Diocese of Tandag and Fray Dionisio Selma OAR representing the Recollect Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno signed a Memorandum of Agreement for a pastoral ministry. This ministry entrusted to the Recoletos covers “the full pastoral charge of the Quasi Parish of Our Lady…

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Giant clock and Digital Bell System for Mt. Carmel Parish

Cebu City — The Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish-Recoletos has received a much-needed facelift and upgrade to distinguish it from the adjacent and more popular University of San Jose-Recoletos (USJ-R) on Magallanes Street here. Parish priest Fr. Joseph Granada, OAR installed on the façade of the 45-year-old parish church a giant clock that is…

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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Cebu Displays a New Façade

CEBU CITY -Dating its roots in the Province of Cebu as early as June 1621, the Parish of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel – Recoletos has been one of the pillars of Christian faith in the province. The parish, canonically established on January 1, 1971, centralized the devotion to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel from…

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Recoletos invited to return to Pangasinan

DAGUPAN CITY, Pangasinan—“I brought forth my wish that the Recoletos open again a mission in Pangasinan,” wrote Most Rev. Socrates Villegas, D.D., archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, to the Prior Provincial after the fraternal visit of the Recollect religious and seminarians to the archbishop last September 1, 2016. The invitation The visit stemmed from an invitation in…

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Recoletos de Inagawan is alive, kicking

INAGAWAN, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan—The month of August brewed something more in the pastoral kettle of Recoletos de Inagawan. Something more to evidence that not only the community but also the parish is alive and kicking! With Fray Raul Buhay, parish priest of the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, on the lead, the implementation…

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Kamabai holds 1st Parish Youth Camp

KAMABAI, Sierra Leone, West Africa—Localizing the spirit of the XXXI World Youth Day held in Krakow, the Our Lady of Sierra Leone Parish held its First Youth Camp last August 5 to 7, 2016. Fray Vincent Cadeliña, OAR, parish priest of said parish, initiated what was recounted as the first-ever youth day celebration here since…

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Musica Sacra

Last August 12, the Recoletos Friars showcased again their ‘Tatak Recoleto’ singing talents in the Basilica of San Sebastian. It is a big challenge for the performers  to play with the acoustics of the all-steel church and to go against the banging of the very strong rain passing the metropolis. But the concert pushed through…

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Father Provincial visits Recollect Africa

PROVINCIAL CURIA—For the first time, Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial of the St. Ezekiel Moreno Province, stepped into the African soil to visit the two Recollect communities in Sierra Leone, West Africa, from July 29 to August 2, 2016 and the OAR contemplative nuns in Makueni County, Kenya (East Africa), from August 3-4.

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All Smiles for the New Mission!

Augustinian Recollect Priests, Fray Allan Rubett Cabatian, OAR and Fray Leo Neil Bullos, OAR arrived this day  at Saipan to embark the new missionary apostolate of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno. Welcoming them is Fray Edgar Tubio, OAR the Head of the Secretariat for the Missions and Ministerial Apostolate.