Bacolod City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–The “Kindness Bakery” is a localized approach to augment the need of the people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Aware of the impact of the lockdown, people need food during this crisis. The Augustinian Recollect Nuns of the St. Ezekiel Moreno Monastery in Bacolod, known for their cloistered life, actively participated in COVID response initiatives; at the start of the lockdown they made PPEs (face masks, and medical gowns) for the frontliners and the people in their dress-making workshop. And recently, they are transforming their Recoletos Farm Store into a “Kindness Bakery” to participate in solidarity work, by … Read more
Sewing for the Sowers
Note: This article was written by Carla C. Canet and was posted on the website of SunStar Bacolod (sunstar.com.ph) THE parable of the sower has its pious significance in the lives of people as reflected in Luke 7:11: 18. One very good point was about the seed (word of God) that fell on good soil … Read more
Bacolod Monastery receives new Novice
Bacolod City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–On the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, May 1, 2020, our postulant Sr. Flora Mae Cañete began her Novitiate formation. She was accepted by Rev. Mo. Maria Emy A. Catalonia, OAR, the present Mother Prioress of the St. Ezekiel Moreno Monastery community. Mo. Emy, entrusted the care and formation of Sr. … Read more
One year of contemplative Augustinian Recollect life in Colombia
The Augustinian Recollect nuns arrived in Colombia for the first time on June 12, 2018. Nearly one year old, they are happy for these first months in Bogotá. Bogotá, COLOMBIA–On June 12, 2018, seven Augustinian Recollect nuns, accompanied by the Federal President of Mexico, departed from the Monastery of Cuernavaca for Colombia. It was the … Read more
Mo. Eva María Oiz, re-elected Federal President of the Augustinian Recollect Nuns of Spain
Note: This article is translated from the original Spanish text posted in agustinosrecoletos.com) Marcilla, NAVARRA, SPAIN–Mo. Eva María Oiz was re-elected as President of the Federation of the Augustinian Recollect Nuns of Spain. This happened during the XI Federal Assembly that took place in the Monastery of the Augustinian Recollects in Marcilla. The XI Assembly, … Read more
In Pictures: 11th Federal Assembly of Augustinian Recollect Nuns
Marcilla, NAVARRA, SPAIN–Forty-nine Augustinian Recollect Contemplative Nuns are gathered for the 11th Federal Assembly. Among the delegates, two are from St. Ezekiel Moreno Monastery in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, namely, Mo. Carmen Orduna, OAR, and Sr. Maria Emy Catalonia, OAR. The assembly, which is celebrated every after six years, was opened last April 30, 2019 … Read more
Trapped by Love?
Is it worth for something today to live as a cloistered nun? Sr. Alicia Correa is an Augustinian Recollect contemplative nun. In this article she narrates a beautiful anecdote that made her find the meaning of contemplative life in our time. I start with this question: Trapped by Love? I share this to you that … Read more
Sr. Silvia Hernandez Aguilar, OAR
We announce the demise of one of our Augustinian Recollect Contemplative Nuns, Sr. Silvia Hernandez Aguilar, OAR, member of the community of Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. She returned to the house of the Master last November 2, 2018. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. Amen.