Santa Remedios fiesta in the midst of pandemic

SAIPAN—With everyone sitting in masks, six-feet apart, the parish of Nuestra Señora Bithen Delos Remedios, which is usually fully packed during its annual fiesta, saw some pews mandated to be left empty due to social distancing guidelines. The pandemic, however, did not prevent the success of this year’s celebration. Parishioners filled every available seat, including … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Foreign Missions Update: OAR Response to COVID-19

SIERRA LEONE Ubuntu Africa: A Recollect Response to Covid-19 Pandemic “Ubuntu” in the African culture (or “Osho” in Krio) describes compassion towards the other. It also connotes the belief in the intrinsic good of humanity or the universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity. Concretizing this cultural value (which is also a Gospel value), … Read more

Province receives 21 new postulants

Baguio City ­– The Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno of the Order of Augustinian Recollects received twenty one postulants last October 12, 2020, at Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary. On the same day, the seminary celebrated the feast of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, its Patroness. “Man is Homo Simbolorum (Man of Signs) and the habit is the … Read more

Virtual Talk of the Prior General on his Document “Witnessing to Poverty”

Another opportunity to level up our learning, appreciation, and growth in “poverty of spirit, care for Creation and solidarity with the poor” is coming this Saturday, October 24, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. (Philippine time). Let us participate and take this as part of our ongoing formation to become happy witnesses to poverty by following the … Read more

5 youths receive RAY Cross; new officers take oath

Talisay City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–Recollect Augustinian Youth (RAY) de Talisay Council received five more candidates for admittance to the RAY family. They were finally installed, and they received the Recollect Augustinian Youth Cross as a sign of their dedication to God and their identification with the Order. The celebration was administered by the Local Prior of … Read more

School teachers and staff receive “Gasa ni Tomas” on Feast of St. Thomas of Villanova

San Carlos City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–In her 27 years as staff of the Colegio de Sto. Tomas-Recoletos Registrar’s Office, Melinda Dela Paz, has never experienced a crisis such as this pandemic has brought. Melinda used to earn extra income for her children’s education by consigning food items at the school canteen. After Philippine schools were limited … Read more