Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity

SARF-Vicariate of USA Newsletter (Thanksgiving 2020)

By SARF-USA Correspondent | November 21, 2020 |
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Thanksgiving greetings to all our Secular Augustinian Recollects, Guild members, and the Hispanic Committee as well as our parishioners at Sacred Heart Church! Welcome, Fr. Eric Crelencia, OAR. After traveling across country from Oxnard, California, where he had been stationed as assistant pastor for a number of years at Mary Star of the Sea Parish, Fr. Eric arrived at Tagaste Monastery on October 29. Following his mandatory quarantine and negative COVID-19 test, he took up residence at Sacred Heart Church and celebrated his first Sunday Mass there on November 8. Fr. Eric, who hails originally from the Philippines, later moved…

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Spiritual Warfare: SARF Recollection with Fray Mansueto

by Bro. Wilson Sy (SARF de Baguio) BAGUIO CITY–It’s that time of the year again when we remember our departed loved ones. Especially for Filipinos, this is also a significant time when we reunite with those who remained, particularly our families and relatives. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, had dramatically shifted how we experienced such commemoration…

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SARF de Filipinas’ birthday tribute to Fray Selma

by Sis. Star A. Anotado (SARF de Antipolo) QUEZON CITY—For the first time, the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity Philippines (SARF de Filipinas) organized a successful virtual birthday tribute for Fray Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, who turned 61 on October 26, 2020. Ninety-six (96) SARF members from…

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SARF de Filipinas online celebration: “Holding on to Faith in the Midst of Suffering”

by Sis. Yolanda V. Zaragoza (SARF de SEMoNoRe Chapter) and Lino Sumbillo Jr. (SARF de UNO-R Chapter) QUEZON CITY—God is good, all the time. The current pandemic did not hinder the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity (SARF) from celebrating the feast of St. Magdalene of Nagasaki, Patroness of SARF, last October 20, 2020, with the theme “Holding…

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SARF in Pangasinan initiated

Urbiztondo, PANGASINAN–On the feast day of St. Magdalene of Nagasaki, Fray Samson S. Silloriquez, OAR, Local Prior of the Recoletos de Urbiztondo, celebrated the Holy Eucharist together with the 16 aspirants to the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity. As their local Spiritual Director, Fray Silloriquez has already initiated the formation program for these candidates since the…

RECOLETOS DE KAMALO: Fray Dennis Castillo OAR, spiritual director, </br> posed together with the newly-accepted candidates for SARF Pre-Trial period.

SARF-Sierra Leone is Province’s 17th Chapter, joins virtual fiesta celebrations

QUEZON CITY – Aside from the online celebrations of the solemn feast of St. Magdalene of Nagasaki, patroness of the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity (SARF) on October 20, the presence and presentation of “SARF de Sierra Leone” as the fraternity’s 17th chapter in the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno turned this year’s assembly on an…

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SARF-Vicariate of USA Newsletter (October 2020)

Fall greetings to all our Secular Augustinian Recollects, Guild members, and the Hispanic Committee as well as our parishioners at Sacred Heart Church! St. Nicholas of Tolentine. Fr. John Gruben presided at the Mass celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas of Tolentine on September 10 at the 9 am Mass at Sacred Heart Church, in…

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SARF-Vicariate of USA Newsletter (August-September 2020)

Late summer greetings to all our Secular Augustinian Recollects, Guild members, and the Hispanic Committee as well as our parishioners at Sacred Heart Church! Augustinian Celebrations. All of the Augustinian feasts in August were impacted this year by the ongoing restrictions on gatherings due to the Covid-19 virus. All liturgical celebrations and other spiritual activities…

 Undercover Birthday: Fr. John Gruben celebrates his birthday with some of the parish staff of Sacred  </br> Heart Church (l to r): Janis Batewell (director of Religious Ed), Fr. John, Fr. Michael Rafferty (pastor), </br> Patt Chester (parish secretary) and Henry Antonucci (sacristan)

SARF-Vicariate of USA Newsletter (June 2020)

June greetings to all of our Secular Augustinian Recollects, Guild members, and the Hispanic Committee! The Sacred Heart/Tagaste community was pleasantly surprised to receive a letter from Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, announcing that public Sunday Masses in the Archdiocese were being resumed on a restricted basis on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi,…

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Prior General invites to “value the vocation” of SARF

Fray Miguel Miró, OAR addressed a fraternal message to the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity on the occasion of the solemnity of Pentecost. The evangelizing mission of the Augustinian Recollect family does not correspond only to the religious; it also corresponds to the laity. The Prior General of the Order of Augustinian Recollects, Fray Miguel Miro,…