RAY-Luzon Encounter: Youth as Blessed, Gifted, and Empowered

Antipolo City, RIZAL—To prepare the youth for the Feast of St. Ezekiel Moreno, the Recollect Augustinian Youth (RAY) in Luzon communities were gathered together in St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate–Recoletos (SEMoNoRe) on August 11, 2019 to have a youth encounter. The theme of this year’s youth encounter was “Kabataang Rekoleto: Tinawag sa Iisang Misyon Kasama si … Read more

RESOURCE-Handumanan holds Novena and celebrates Fiesta

Brgy. Handumanan, Bacolod City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–The Community of the Recoletos Social Outreach Center (RESOURCE) in Purok San Ezekiel Moreno, Handumanan, Bacolod City will celebrate the Feast St. Ezekiel Moreno, Patron Saint of Cancer patients, with the theme: “Pagtukod sang Katilingban: Paghili-usa sang Balatyagon kag Hunahuna padulong sa Diyos.” on August 19, 2019 with a Solemn … Read more

STV-R welcomes High School Seminarians

San Carlos City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL—Two years have passed since Sto. Tomas de Villanueva–Recoletos Formation House was not catering high school seminarians. This Formation Year 2019-2020, STV-R has opened again its doors for those who would like to follow Christ in the Recoletos way of life. STV-R Formation House welcomed 13 young and brave men who … Read more

SHSC Alfonso now a Recoletos Institution

Alfonso, CAVITE–In a formal turn-over program attended by representatives from the Order of Augustinian Recollects, local government officials, administrators, students, faculty, and guests, Sacred Heart School in Alfonso, Cavite officially affixed “Recoletos” to its name, joining the Augustinian Recollect family of schools, August 8. Not even the occasional downpour could dampen the mood in the … Read more

Anniversary of the Inauguration of San Sebastian Basilica

MANILA–Happy birthday, San Sebastian Basilica! On this day in 1891, the fifth and current version of San Sebastian opened its doors after ten years since the previous church was affected by the devastating 1880 earthquake. “The construction of the new temple is over. It is a monumental edifice that rivals with the most sumptuous ones … Read more

38 new aspirants welcomed by the Prior Provincial

Provincial Curia, QUEZON CITY–“Welcome to the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno!” These were the words of Fray Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, during the courtesy visit of the neophytes prior to their reporting at Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary, Baguio City last August 2, 2019. Before coming to the … Read more

Six Arcores representatives from Spain train in USJ-R

CEBU CITY–To prepare for a mission in Palawan, six delegates of Arcores – España visited the University of San Jose-Recoletos to train from August 3 to 5. They are Marta Molinero Avilés, Ana Luna Avilés, Blanca Antolin Barrios, Juan Miguel Morales Moya, Victor Molinero Avilés, and Rev. Fr. Luciano Adisio, OAR. They represent Arcores, an Augustinian Recollect … Read more

Following in the footsteps of St. Augustine in Rome

Note: This was translated from the original Spanish article posted on the official website of the Order of Augustinian Recollects (www.agustinosrecoletos.com) The new series ‘Lugares Agustinianos de Roma’ reviews the experiences of St. Augustine in the center of Catholicism and his opinion on the Roman society of his time. St. Augustine arrived in Rome in … Read more

Former CBCP President thanks the Order; Installs second Recollect Parish Priest

Dugmanon, Hinatuan, SURIGAO DEL SUR—Former CBCP President and now Bishop-emeritus of Tandag Nereo Odchimar, D.D. presided over the fiesta Mass in the Recollect-administered Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Quasi-parish (henceforth, OLMCQP), the lone Recollect community in Mindanao island. The fiesta was celebrated last July 17, 2019 and on the same celebration, Fr. Jerome Virtudazo, OAR … Read more