AR Sisters

Pilgrim Relics of Saint Rita of Cascia graces San Sebastian Basilica

By Sr. Rhena Sherra Caranzo, AR / June 10, 2019 /

MANILA–Devotees, expatriate, and Sunday Mass attendees welcomed the pilgrim relics of Saint Rita of Cascia on Pentecost Sunday, June 9, 2019, at San Sebastian Basilica, Quiapo, Manila. These relics were Saint Rita’s cincture and a piece of bone were kept in her monastery shrine in Cascia, Italy since her death in 1457. Reverend Fr. Julius…

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Sr. Marissa Bernasor, AR: First AR graduate of UST Conservatory of Music

By ARS Correspondent / June 5, 2019 /

MANILA–It was a melodious day for Sr. Marisa Tutor Bernasor, AR who graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Music Major in Music Education at the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas (UST) Manila on June 4, 2019. Joining her on this milestone at UST were Sr. Antonietta Castanares, AR, Sr. Cleofe Maria Agua,…

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Taking the AR Habit: Transformation of Identity

By Sr. Cleofe Maria Agua, AR / June 1, 2019 /

TAGAYTAY CITY–Just like the two AR Foundresses, Mother Dionisia and Mother Cecilia Rosa Talangpaz, the Lord has gifted us today with two young Novices. Sr. Kristine Gay Cula Penarejo from Bonifacio Misamis Occidental and Sr. Trezsia Jardin Agpaoa from Brooke’s Point Palawan will commence their Canonical Novitiate under the supervision of Sr. Rhiza Eltanal, AR, the Directress of Novices.…

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Congregation receives two new Postulants

By Sr. Rhena Sherra Caranzo, AR / May 31, 2019 /

Manila- Two Aspirants of the Congregation were formally received into the postulancy stage of formation during the private and Solemn Rites of Investiture held at the Augustinian Recollect Generalate on May 29, 2019 at 10:00 A.M. With Mother Lucena L. Antipala A.R. and all the members of the council present, Aspirant Kristine Joy Salas and…

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A Doctorate Degree for Sr. Mary Ann: A Gift to the Church

By Sr. Cleofe Maria Agua, AR / May 30, 2019 /

MANILA–As a Congregation immersed in the Educational Apostolate, the Doctorate attainment of a Sister is indeed a profound blessing from God and a gift to the Church! The AR Sisters rejoice with “one mind and one heart” in thanking God for the achievement of Sr. Mary Ann Jimenez Lumactao, AR. She graduated the degree of…

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Sr. Mariz renders Piano Pieces: A Graduation Recital

By Sr. Vicenta Climacosa, AR / May 21, 2019 /

MANILA–Today is a blessed day to thank the Lord for! We celebrate His grace and gift of music through Sr. Marisa T. Bernasor, A.R. as she had her graduation recital today at University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music. She played Sinfonia no. 6 in E major of Bach, Etude op. 740 of Czerny, Sonata…

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Bishop Uy encourages AR Jubilarians 2019 to SMILE

By Sr. Flora Mae Lanuza, AR / April 30, 2019 /

Quiapo, MANILA–April 24, 2019, was one of the most awaited events in the life of the 8 Augustinian Recollect Sisters who celebrated their silver and diamond religious profession. The AR sisters who celebrated their silver jubilee in the religious profession were Sr. Marieta Angelica Gunayan from Mabolo, Cebu City, Sr. Herminilda Ceniza from Pinamungahan, Cebu…

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AR Renewalists on Holy Week: A Prayerful Journey of the Paschal Mystery

By Sr. Cleofe Maria Agua, AR / April 21, 2019 /

On Holy Thursday afternoon, two hours before the Celebration of the Lord’s Last Supper, the AR Renewalists walked down the path towards the AR Novitiate.  There was a silent prayer of hope to see a similar number of Novices in the coming years who would occupy the same pews. The Renewalists spent an hour before…

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Talangpaz Foundation Meeting 2019: “A flicker of hope” unveiled

By ARS Correspondent / March 25, 2019 /

MANILA— The Talangpaz Foundation held its 7th annual meeting today, March 23, 2019. The meeting started at 9:00 A.M. with 74% attendance of its members. The discussion centered on the reports of Mother Lucena L. Antipala, A.R., Sr. Maria Lirio L. Guillermo, A.R., member of the Commission on the Beatification of the Talangpaz Sisters and…

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Father General visits AR Sisters-Motherhouse: Sharing centers on Spiritual Renewal and Beatification of the Foundresses

By Sr. Rhena Sherra Caranzo, AR / March 12, 2019 /

MANILA — On March 3, 2019, Fr. Miguel Miró together with Fr. Raul Buhay, OAR, and Fr. Antonio Carrón, OAR was welcomed at the Generalate’s office with Mo. Lucena L. Antipala, A.R. and the sisters of the Motherhouse together with the community of AR-Sisters in Quezon City. They were expected at around 6:00 P.M. but…

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