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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…

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Prior General visits Kamabai, imparts message of hope and unity

Kamabai, SIERRA LEONE—“This fraternal visit is a conversion that has to be lived every day,” Fray Miguel Miró, OAR, Prior General, said to the community of Recoletos de Kamabai last November 20-24, 2019. Accompanied by Fray Raul Buhay, OAR, General Councilor and President of the General Secretariat of Apostolates, who acted as translator of the…

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In Pictures: Solemnity of Christ the King and Installation of Fray Pellazar

Saipan, CNMI–As Kristo Rai Parish celebrates their fiesta in honor of Christ the King, Fray Albert Pellazar, OAR, was installed by Most Rev. Ryan Jimenez, DD, Bishop of Chalan Kanoa, as pastor of the same pairsh. Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial, attended the said celebration and delivered the homily during the fiesta celebration and…

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In Pictures: Prior General visits Recoletos de Kamabai

Kamabai, SIERRA LEONE–Fray Miguel Miró, OAR, Prior General, visited the community of Recoletos de Kamabai last November 20, 2019. Three Filipino Augustinian Recollect missionaries, namely, Fray Mark Ryan Prado, Fray Jonathan Jamero, OAR, and Fray Elpedio Sarita, Jr., OAR, welcomed the Prior General who was accompanied by Fray Raul Buhay, OAR, Filipino General Councilor. Here…

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Prior General makes Renewal Visit in Sierra Leone

Note: This article was based on https://www.agustinosrecoletos.com/2019/11/prior-general-sierra-leona-2019/ Sierra Leone, WEST AFRICA – Fray Miguel Miró, the Prior General of the Augustinian Recollects, has been carrying out the renewal visit to the Recoletos communities in Sierra Leone since November 15. Accompanied by the President of the General Secretariat of Apostolates, Fray Raul Buhay, he will be…

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In Pictures: Prior General’s Fraternal Visit to Sierra Leone

Kamalo, SIERRA LEONE–Fray Miguel Miró, OAR, Prior General, visited the community of brothers in Recoletos de Kamalo. He, together with Fray Raul Buhay, OAR, General Councilor, arrived in Sierra Leone last November 15, 2019. Here are some moments captured during the visit of the Prior General to Recoletos de Kamalo:

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Santa Remedios celebrates 2019 Fiesta and welcomes Fr. Jayferson

by Julie Anne Loong, Sta. Remedios Parish Youth Minister SAIPAN–While the people of Saipan were informed that the island was on Condition 2 in preparation for the arrival of Typhoon Bualoi, the Parish of Nuestra Señora Bithen de los Remedios celebrated their patronal fiesta. The fiesta was celebrated on October 20, 2019. The church was…

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OAR Parish Priests gather in Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN—On September 14 to 19, 2019 eighteen OAR parish priests and parochial vicars from the Philippines came to Taiwan for a meeting convoked by Fray Edgar Tubio, OAR, chairman of the Section on Ministerial and Mission Apostolate in the OAR Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno. The convocation was prompted by Pope Francis’ designation of…

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St. Ezekiel Province renews agreement with Chalan Kanoa

Provincial Curia, QUEZON CITY – The Recollect Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno renewed its Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa last Thursday, 4th of July. Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial, representing the St. Ezekiel Province and Most Rev. Ryan Jimenez, Local Ordinary of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands…

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Augustinian Recollects join Vocation Exhibit in Indonesia

INDONESIA–For the first time since their arrival in Indonesia last year, Fray Russell Lapidez, OAR, and Fray Dominador Mercado, Jr., OAR, together with the other congregations and the local clergy, participated in the Vocation Exhibit at St. Joseph Cathedral in the Archdiocese of Pontianak from May 10-12, 2019. The two Augustinian Recollect missionaries were able…