14 Recollect simply professed friars renew their vows

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MIRA NILA HOMES, QUEZON CITY – Thirteen simply professed friars renewed their vows for another year last June 8, 2024 at St. Thomas of Villanova Chapel, Recoletos Formation Center and one friar in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Their renewal was accepted by Rev. Fr. Kenneth Onda, OAR, Vicar Provincial of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, together with Rev. Fr. Emilio Quilatan, OAR, and Rev. Fr. James Castelo, OAR, as witnesses.

Fr. Onda, in his homily, reminded the friars that during the renewal of vows, they were in effect renewing their commitment more deeply to become poor, obedient and chaste like Christ.

He also emphasized the real significance of what it is to be an Augustinian Recollect goes beyond the wearing of the religious habit of the Order.  More importantly it is in living the way of life of the Order. He told them, “You are for others, in service and love, just like Jesus who came to serve and not to be served.”

The friars who renewed their religious vows were the following:

Fray Rey Jay Quevedo, OAR
Fray Neil Robert Alilain, OAR
Fray Joseph Neil Baygan, OAR
Fray Judd Galinato, OAR
Fray Mc Ariel Capinpin, OAR
Fray Roldan Benemerito, OAR
Fray Lloyd Jorem Terania, OAR
Fray James Francis Bago, OAR
Fray Pham Duc Quoc, OAR
Fray Leonardo Queaño III, OAR
Fray Francis Cabalida, OAR
Fray Reymar Macadagdag, OAR
Fray Jestoni Latagan, OAR

Simultaneously on the same day, Fray Helfrid Palmis, OAR also renewed his simple profession of vows in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam who is currently assisting in the new community. His renewal was accepted by Fr. Allan Jacinto, OAR, local prior.

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