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Francisco Javier Acero, new auxiliary bishop of Mexico

By Agustinos Recoletos | September 24, 2022 |
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The Augustinian Recollect, of Spanish origin and nationalized Mexican, has been elected by Pope Francis as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Mexico. Pope Francis has appointed the Spanish Augustinian Recollect Francisco Javier Acero Perez as the new auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Mexico. He has also been assigned the titular see of Sufasar. The Holy See made the appointment public this Thursday, September 15, in its daily press bulletin. Francisco Javier Acero thus becomes the twenty-third Augustinian Recollect bishop in the world. The religious, of Spanish origin, was Vicar Provincial in Mexico, where he has spent most of…

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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…

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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…