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1621-2021: Four centuries of the First General Chapter

By Agustinos Recoletos | November 29, 2021 |
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The Order of Augustinian Recollects will begin to celebrate on November 29 the 400th anniversary of the first general chapter, held in 1621 in the historic convent of Madrid. November 19, 1621. It is the date of the beginning of the first general chapter of the Augustinian Recollects. We are in Madrid, in the convent whose construction works had been completed just a few months earlier. In the Chapter of the then Congregation of the Augustinian Recollects it was decided to create the Provinces of Castilla, Aragon, Andalusia and the Philippines, the latter with the name of San Nicolás de Tolentino. It was…

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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…

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Augustinian Priors General received in audience by Pope Francis

Vatican City, ROME – The Holy Father received in audience the superiors of the Augustinians, Augustinian Recollects, and Discalced Augustinians to deal with, among other topics, the process of declaring St. Thomas of Villanova as Doctor of the Church. The three Priors General – of the Orders of St. Augustine (OSA), Augustinian Recollects (OAR), and…

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Recoletos Presence in Rome: its history, present, future

Via Sistina, ROME – For several decades, the current Collegio Internazionale Sant’Ildefonso e San Tommaso da Villanueva was the General Curia of the Order of Augustinian Recollects. At the moment it is the residence of the community of Augustinian Recollect religious who pursue further studies in Rome. This year 2019, it celebrates its 400th year.…

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Father General meets Priors Provincial, gifts them with icon of sleeping St. Joseph

ROME – During this week (April 1-4), the Prior General and his Council meet at the General Curia with the four Priors Provincial, for the first time after the union of Provinces. Pope Francis sleeps every day next to a small image of St. Joseph asleep. It is the last thing he sees at the…

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Cebu Cluster oriented on protection of most vulnerable

CEBU CITY – “Why am I a teacher?” That simple question fraught with implications was launched by Fray Antonio Carrón, OAR, a General Councilor and Head of the General Section for Educational Apostolate, during his midmorning talk before a heterogeneous audience of close to 600 at the Center of Performing Arts of the University of…

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Celebrating the 1st anniversary of the arrival of the Recollect missionaries in Cuba (February 17, 2018 – February 17, 2019)

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Secretariat Heads of vocations, youth meet to synchronize common projects

General Curia, ROME – To promote communion and coordination in the implementation of the Order-wide Life and Mission Project (LAMP) on vocations and youth ministry, the Secretariat President of each Province, together with the President of the General Secretariat of the said pastoral works, gathered in Rome on February 12 to 14. Fray Juan Pablo…

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“For St. Augustine, knowledge and wisdom are both important” – Fray Eguiarte

ROME – The 26th edition of the “Aula Agustiniana de Educación” held last February 2-3, 2019 in Madrid saw Fray Enrique Eguiarte, OAR delivering his talk on the teacher’s empathy with the student according to St. Augustine. This year the meeting that brought together all the educational centers of the Augustinians, Augustinian Recollects, Agustinas Misioneras,…

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“Mary bore Christ in her womb; we, in our heart” – Father General

ROME – Panama receives Pope Francis and welcomes the thousands of young pilgrims from 140 countires participating in the World Youth Day (WYD). These days “Panama becomes the youth capital of the world.” Everywhere you find groups that carry the flag of their countries. They identify themselves with phrases and logos stamped on their shirts.…