Formands Encounter: Arrival (January 9, 2003)
BAGUIO CITY – Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary (CARES) hosts the 13th Formands Encounter on January 9-12, 2023 with the theme: Walking Together: The Augustinian Recollect Spirit of Synodality.
The formands (aspirants, postulants, pre-novices, novices, simply professed friars and deacons) of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno of the Order of Augustinian Recollects, formators, and personnel convene at CARES, the cradle of OAR vocations.
Previously called Formands Convention, it was renamed to emphasize a more personal encounter between brothers as opposed to the structured and strict sense of its previous name.
Fray Mc Ariel Capinpin, OAR, this year’s chairman, explains that this event aims to strengthen the brotherhood and personal encounter with God, the author of vocation.
He adds that this is the OAR’s response to the challenge of the Mother Church, in walking together as a synodal church.
Fray Anthony Irineo, OAR, the seminary vice rector, reiterates that the activity is by the Rule of St. Augustine: to live together in one mind and heart, and to answer the call of the Order to be present in the needs of the Church – formators, education managers, professors, pastors, confessors, and missionaries.