Augustinian Recollects in San Carlos City Join in OAR Day 2021
SAN CARLOS CITY, Negros Occidental – With the celebration of the Holy Mass last December 5, 2021, the Order of Augustinian Recollects (OAR) in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental commemorated the OAR Day 2021, which marks the 433rd Founding Anniversary of the Order.
Renewal of Vows 2021
Rev. Fr. Vicente Ramon, Jr., OAR led his brother Augustinian Recollects, the members of the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity (SARF) and the members of the Recollect Augustinian Youth (RAY) as they renewed their vows.
Rev. Fr. Renier Alviola, OAR, Campus Minister at Colegio de Sto. Tomas-Recoletos, was the mass presider, while Rev. Fr. Joel Alve, OAR, CST-R director and principal, also con-celebrated.
Meanwhile, Former Seminarians of OAR (FORSOAR) also joined OAR Day by organizing a friendly football match at the iconic Golden Eagles Football field.
The OAR Day 2021 is apt as in two days’ time (December 7, Tuesday), Sto. Tomas de Villanueva-Recoletos (STV-R) will also celebrate the 25-year anniversary of its establishment as a formation house and convent that is distinct from the CST-R campus.
The Thanksgiving Mass for STV-R’s 25th Anniversary will be on December 7 at 10: 00 AM in Sto. Thomas de Villanueva Chapel. Rev. Fr. Emilio Jaruda, OAR, former CST-R principal, will be the main celebrant. Rev. Fr. Amadeo Lucero, OAR will be the homilist. Both Augustinian Recollect priests were religious administrators when STV-R Formation House was inaugurated in the year 1996.