In Pictures: 12th OAR Formands’ Convention Opening Salvo


Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY–The formands of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno were gathered for the biennial convention known as OAR Formands’ Convention from June 8-12, 2019. Usually held at Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary in Baguio City, this year for the first time, the community of Recoletos Formation Center in Quezon City hosted this gathering. This year’s theme was: “Recollect Accompaniment: Quest for Interiority, Sign of Communion, and Bond of Charity.”

Six deacons, twenty-three coristas, one novice, twenty-one college seminarians, and twenty-four Senior High School seminarians were registered.

At 8:15 PM, the seminarians from Baguio arrived. Immediately after settling down, the participants had their dinner at Bulwagang Recoletos where the opening program was scheduled. Fray Lauro Larlar, OAR, Prior of Recoletos Formation Center, welcomed the formands. Fray James Erold Gatinao, OAR, Chairman of 12th OAR Formands’ Convention, formally opened the gathering. The coristas energetically rendered a dance presentation that gave their younger brothers a touch of warm welcome. Before the day ended, the chairman of each committee called for a meeting to finalize the activities and matters needed for the convention.

In pictures, here are the moments captured for the first day of the 12th OAR Formands’ Convention:

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Fray Robin Ross Plata, OAR

Fray Robin Ross Plata, OAR

Priest/Religious of the Order of Augustinian Recollects in the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno.