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“Bisyap” joins Recoletos de Cuba community

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR | August 1, 2022 |
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In the Comunidad San Ezequiel Moreno in Banes (Holguín, Cuba), the 24th day of July 2022 was no ordinary day! It marked the arrival of its fourth member: Fray Keneth B. Pahamutang, or “Bisyap” as he is fondly called particularly by his contemporaries. The lone Recoletos convent in this Caribbean island nation warmly welcomed the Filipino Recollect who represents the St. Ezekiel Province. Fray Keneth was the latest addition to this international community whose members represent the different provinces of the Order: Frays Noé Servín (San Nicolás); Ismael Xuruc, the local prior (Candelaria); and Julián Vallejos (Sto. Tomás). In mid-June…

Fr. Miro incenses and blesses Fr. Notnot's remains

Fr. Miro presides funeral mass for Fr. Joel “Notnot” Naranja

His soul has gone back to the Father, his mortal remains are going back to the Philippines. The urn containing the ashes of Augustinian Recollect Fr. Joel Naranja, the member of the pioneering Recollect community in Cuba who succumbed to Covid-19 last August 8, finally arrived in Rome yesterday afternoon. Fellow Recollect Fr. Noe Servin…

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SOUTHERN TAIWAN FILIPINO MISSIONARIES GATHERING

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN. Filipino Missionaries in Southern Taiwan gathered in Kaohsiung City for a two-days rest and recreation on January 10 and 11, 2022. In the past, the Filipino Missionaries in the North, South and Central part of Taiwan took turn in hosting the annual Filipino Missionaries in Taiwan (FMT) gathering. For the past two years,…

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SAN ROQUE PARISH – SAIPAN CELEBRATES 70TH FIESTA

Saipan, CNMI—The Roman Catholic Church celebrated last August 16, 2021 the Feast of San Roque, the great patron saint of the sick and invalid.  For the Parish of San Roque of the Northern Cluster of the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, the 70th celebration of the feast in honor of San…

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Goodbye Father Manuel! Till we meet again in heaven.

By Elena Yu (虞靜芳) Translated to English by Fray Joel Dequilla, OAR (戴健福神父) On the morning of August 25, 2021, before the clock struck at 7 we headed towards St. Joseph Parish. The sun was shining bright and the warm summer heat can already be felt through the streaks of early morning sun.  On this…

Recoletos de Taiwan Community. (from L-R) Fray Launio, Fray Dequilla, <br/> Fray Maturan, and Fray Magbojos.

Recoletos de Taiwan Community welcomes back Fray Magbojos

Kaoshiung City, TAIWAN–On the occasion of the Feast of St. Rita of Cascia, the Recoletos community of Taiwan celebrated a thanksgiving Mass in honor of the Saint and formally welcomed back Fray Giovanni Gil Magbojos to the community. Fray Gio came back to Taiwan from the Philippines on April 29, 2021 and underwent 21 days…

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Two memorable March events held at St. Joseph Parish

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN–St. Joseph Parish in Xiaogang District hosted the annual Lenten Recollection for the Parishes belonging to the 2nd Deanery in the Diocese of Kaohsiung on March 14, 2021. Fray Joel Dequilla, OAR, the  Pastor of the host Parish facilitated the day-long Lenten Recollection for participants coming from the parishes of St. John Gabriel Perboyre…

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2020 Marian Pilgrimage

Kaohsiung, TAIWAN—The month of October is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary specifically to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. Hence, to manifest their deep devotion to the Mother of God, forty parishioners of St. Joseph Parish (聖若瑟堂) and Queen of Victory Parish (勝利之后堂), both in Xiaogang District, Kaohsiung City (高雄市,小港區)participated in a two days…

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Santa Remedios fiesta in the midst of pandemic

SAIPAN—With everyone sitting in masks, six-feet apart, the parish of Nuestra Señora Bithen Delos Remedios, which is usually fully packed during its annual fiesta, saw some pews mandated to be left empty due to social distancing guidelines. The pandemic, however, did not prevent the success of this year’s celebration. Parishioners filled every available seat, including…

RECOLETOS DE KAMALO: Fray Dennis Castillo OAR, spiritual director, </br> posed together with the newly-accepted candidates for SARF Pre-Trial period.

SARF-Sierra Leone is Province’s 17th Chapter, joins virtual fiesta celebrations

QUEZON CITY – Aside from the online celebrations of the solemn feast of St. Magdalene of Nagasaki, patroness of the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity (SARF) on October 20, the presence and presentation of “SARF de Sierra Leone” as the fraternity’s 17th chapter in the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno turned this year’s assembly on an…