Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity

SARF-Vicariate of USA Newsletter (June 2020)

By SARF-USA Correspondent | July 1, 2020 | 0
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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, June 14, 2020. Weekday Masses had already begun as part of “Phase 1” of the planned reopening of churches in light of diminishing infection rates from the Covid-19 pandemic. “Our first priority,” the Cardinal stated, “is the safety of the clergy and people, and the … Read more


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, … Read more


SARF-Vicariate of the USA Newsletter (May 2020)

May greetings to all of our Secular Augustinian Recollects, Guild members, and the Hispanic Committee! We are into our third month of trying to survive a world changed by a deadly virus. All of us know family members or friends who have become sick or even died as a result of this illness. We are … Read more

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SARF Luzon holds Regional Annual Reunion

MANILA–The members of the ten chapters of the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity (SARF) belonging to the Luzon region held their annual reunion last October 26, 2019 at the historic Intramuros, Manila more specially at the equally historic Colegio de Santa Rosa, a tertiary school established on August 30, 1750 and presently administered by the Augustinian … Read more

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18th SARF Visayas Regional Reunion

Talisay City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–The Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity (SARF), Talisay Chapter, hosted the 18th SARF Visayas Regional Annual Reunion last October 19-20, 2019 held at Natures Village Resort, Talisay City. This year’s reunion had a theme “SARF: Empowering the youth of today, in Communion with the church.” There was a record breaking attendance of 144 … Read more


Huling Hirit sa Tag-init: SARF National Council Summer Community Bonding

Pansol, LAGUNA–Summer is almost over. Lately, we’ve been having intermittent rain showers especially at night. This however did not deter the Secular Augustinian Recollects and their guests from enjoying two days of fun, laughter and camaraderie at the Villa San Ezekiel Moreno (formerly Villa San Miguel) in Pansol, Calamba, Laguna on May 23 – 24, … Read more


SARF-UNO-R sponsors Zumba for a cause

BACOLOD CITY – The Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity – UNO-R Chapter sponsored a Zumba for a Cause, February 11, 2019 at the University Gymnasium. It was an activity that ushered the opening of the Sportsfest 2019. Recognizing the invaluable contribution of the youth in vocation promotion/faith formation, SARF-UNO-R Chapter encouraged the National Service Training Program … Read more


SARF-Philippines 2018 Report

The Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity (SARF), an organization within the Church and the Order of Augustinian Recollects that is composed of lay faithful who made their Promise and follow the Rule of our father St. Augustine and the Particular Statutes of the SARF. The Life and Mission Projects of the Order of Augustinian Recollect for … Read more


SARF-Visayas holds annual reunion in Cebu

CEBU CITY – The six Chapters of the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity in the Visayas gathered as one family last October 27-28, 2018 at the Talavera House of Prayer-Recoletos, Cebu City, for the 17th SARF Visayas Regional Annual Reunion. The theme of the gathering was “Rekindling the SARF Spirit of Servant Leadership” and was hosted … Read more


11th National Convention of SARF-Brazil touches on St. Augustine’s view on lay people

Sao Paolo, BRAZIL – The Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity of Brazil celebrated its 11th National Convention with St. Augustine’s vision on the laity as the main theme for reflection from November 15 to 18. It was the first ever Convention right after the completion of the process of the Order’s restructuring. Fraternity implies a daily … Read more