St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate-Recoletos Antipolo City


The San Nicolas de Tolentino convent in Intramuros served as novitiate house for Recollects until 1941. Then, it was transferred to San Sebastian convent in Manila and, later, to Spain.


Novitiate was completed at Seminario Mayor-Recoletos (now, CaReS), Baguio City.


Novitiate house was transferred to Recoletos Formation Center, Mira-Nila, Quezon City.

May 1990                      

Purchase of a 1.2-hectare site for the present novitiate house in Antipolo City.

November 19, 1991    

Transfer of novitiate community to Antipolo.

December 5, 1991          

Inauguration and blessing of the said house by Bishop Protacio Gungon of Antipolo together with Fr. Carlos Imas, prior provincial, and Fr. Victor Lluch, Vicar Provincial.


Pre-Novitiate program began and was integrated in the house schedules.


10th Anniversary and homecoming events, with the theme: “Handog-Rekoleto sa Antipolo… Sampung Taong Tugon.”


Transfer of the pre-novitiate to separate house.

House Prior

1991       Dionisio Selma

1994       Enrico Silab

1999       Regino Bangcaya

2003       Felizardo Daganta

2004       Ferdinand Hernando

2006       Leonardo Pauligue

Novice Master

1991       Enrico Silab

1993       Dionisio Selma

1994       Regino Bangcaya

2000       Nicolas Salamanca

2003       Joseph Philip Trayvilla

2004       Gaudencio Geronimo de Mesa

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