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Fray Mariano Gazpio now a Venerable

By Fray Robin Ross Plata, OAR | May 24, 2021 |
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The Augustinian Recollect Family rejoices as Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the heroic virtues of Fray Mariano Gazpio, OAR, an Augustinian Recollect friar. This promulgation was authorized by the Pope in an audience with the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, His Eminence Marcello Card. Semeraro, on occasion of the Feast of St. Rita of Cascia on May 22, 2021. Fray Mariano was born on December 18, 1899 in Puente la Reina, Navarra, Spain. He was ordained as an Augustinian Recollect priest in December 1922. This holy friar was also…

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Fray Jesús María López Mauleón, OAR, named as bishop in Brazil

This article was translated from the original Spanish text posted in the official website of the Order (www.agustinosrecoletos.com) BRAZIL–Another Augustinian Recollect was named by Pope Francis as Bishop of the Prelature of Alto Xingu-Tucumã, in the Amazon. A missionary in Brazil from 1999 to the present, Fray Jesús María López Mauleón, OAR, will shepherd the People…

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Pope Francis names new Augustinian Recollect bishop

This article was translated from the original Spanish text posted in the official website of the Order (www.agustinosrecoletos.com) ARGENTINA–An Argentine Augustinian Recollect, Fray Darío Rubén Quintana, OAR, is appointed by Pope Francis as Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Mar del Plata (Argentina). From 2012 to 2018 he was Vicar Provincial in Argentina. He has also…

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New structure of the Order of Augustinian Recollects: 4 new Provinces

Note: This was translated from the original Spanish article posted in the official website of the Order of Augustinian Recollects (www.agustinosrecoletos.com) The four Priors Provincial explain what is the new reality of the Augustinian Recollects after the process of joining provinces carried out during 2018. General Curia, ROME–The Augustinian Recollects face from the past year…

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Bp. Carlos celebrates his first Mass as Auxiliary Bishop

Note: This was translated from the original Spanish article posted on the official website of the Order of Augustinian Recollects (www.agustinosrecoletos.com) The new Augustinian Recollect bishop celebrated his first Eucharist as Auxiliary Bishop of San Juan de Cuyo in the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, accompanied by Augustinian Recollect and religious Bishops. ARGENTINA–Without having completed…

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Episcopal Ordination of Fray Carlos: “I want to serve the Gospel for the hope of the world”

Note: This was translated from the original Spanish article posted in the official website of the Order of Augustinian Recollects (www.agustinosrecoletos.com) More than 5,000 people accompanied the Augustinian Recollect Carlos María Domínguez in his episcopal ordination as the new auxiliary bishop of San Juan de Cuyo. He received the episcopal consecration through the laying on of…

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Cardinal Lacunza is conferred with Order of Vasco Nuñez de Balboa

Note: This article was translated from the original Spanish text written by the Provincial Secretary of the Province of Candelaria. The Augustinian Recollect Cardinal received the highest recognition of the country for his social and religious work from the president of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, especially with the celebration of WYD. PANAMA–Augustinian Recollect José Luis…

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A young community with 400 years of history in Rome

The community of Sistina, founded in 1619 for the residence of the procurator of the Augustinian Recollects, celebrates its 400th anniversary this year. It was the first community in Rome and is currently made up of young Augustinian Recollects who are doing their specialization studies in Roman universities. It is an intercultural and interprovincial community. Here…

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Fray Eddy Omar Polo elected as President of CONVER

Note: This article is translated from the original post in Spanish written by the Provincial Secretariat of the Province of Candelaria. VENEZUELA–The Religious of Venezuela have elected the Augustinian Recollect Fray Eddy Omar Polo as the new President of the Conferencia Venezolana de Religiosos y Religiosas (CONVER). Superiors and representatives of the more than 150 congregations and institutes of consecrated life that make up the confederation of…

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“I was fearful when I started painting St. Augustine”

The Augustinian Recollect David Conejo is the author of the new painting of St. Augustine which was presented and blessed this Monday, April 29, at the Formation House of Las Rozas (Madrid, Spain). It is inspired by the first known representation of the bishop of Hippo. Facing a blank canvas is a challenge. For the…