FAREWELL, Fray Conde

By Carlos Legaspi, Jr., PhD / February 22, 2021 /

Bacolod City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL—Fray Walthrode Conde, OAR joined our Creator last February 18, 2021.  At 11:10 pm, his attending Physician had declared that the cause of death of Fray Conde was Septic shock.  Farewell, our dear Father. Fray Conde was a pillar of the Order of Augustinian Recollects being the most senior among the Friars…

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Communities of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno mobilizing COVID-19 response

By Bro. Tagoy Jakosalem, OAR / April 8, 2020 /

As the country faces the government lockdown across the islands, people are getting worried on the health and economic impacts. With economic worries impacting the poor families and working people due to limited movement and work stoppage. Inspired by a common solidarity, our communities are trying to provide practical assistance on affected families within their…

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A young community with 400 years of history in Rome

By Agustinos Recoletos / May 9, 2019 /

The community of Sistina, founded in 1619 for the residence of the procurator of the Augustinian Recollects, celebrates its 400th anniversary this year. It was the first community in Rome and is currently made up of young Augustinian Recollects who are doing their specialization studies in Roman universities. It is an intercultural and interprovincial community. Here…

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“Casianic Experience”: A Glimpse of My Diaconal Exposure

By Fray Jorr Rabacal, OAR / May 4, 2019 /

(Note: Here is a glimpse of the life and ministry of an Augustinian Recollect deacon (the author) assigned in the island community of San Isidro Labrador Parish in Casian Island, around two hours by boat from the town of Taytay in mainland Palawan and when seawaters are serene. Fray Jorr, a native of San Carlos…

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In Pictures: St. Ezekiel Moreno Province observes Holy Week 2019

By Fray Robin Ross Plata, OAR / April 20, 2019 /

As the Lenten observance and the celebration of the Holy Week are on a crescendo, the friars of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno assigned in the different parts of the globe,together with their parishioners, are one with the whole Christendom in remembering the Passion, Death, and Glorious Resurrection of our Lord. Here are some…

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Recoletos and Recoletas celebrate together Christ’s birthday

By Fray Robin Ross Plata, OAR / December 26, 2018 /

MANILA—As the whole Christian world celebrated the birthday of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Augustinian Recollect religious, priests, sisters, and formands were gathered at St. Rita College, Manila for the annual OAR-AR Christmas Gathering. The Congregation of the Augustinian Recollect Sisters, headed by their Superior General, Mo. Lucena Antipala, AR, hosted this yearly assembly of…

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Community of Christian Mothers of St. Monica formed in Cebu: first in Asia and RP

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR / October 28, 2018 /

CEBU CITY—A total of ninety (90) mothers who all belong to the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish-Recoletos in Cebu City are now members of this newly-formed community called Christian Mothers of St. Monica. The Community is first of its kind in Asia and in the country. By far this is one of the two…

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After being hit by super typhoon Yutu, Saipan returns to normalcy

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR / October 27, 2018 /

SAIPAN—In the late afternoon of October 24, 2018, a Wednesday, Fray Allan Rubett Cabatian, OAR, local prior of Recoletos de Saipan, sent a text message to the office of the Prior Provincial saying, “We are experiencing a super typhoon stronger than Soudelor. Please include us in your prayers.” The next day, October 25, news and…

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Recoletos de Saipan celebrates feast of Nuestra Señora Bithen de los Remedios

By Fray Robin Ross Plata, OAR / October 22, 2018 /

(Article from North Star, Publication of the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands) SAIPAN—October 14, 2018 marked a significant event for Santa Remedios Parish. Not only was it the celebration of their annual fiesta but this year, a “re-enactment” of the arrival of the image of Nuestra Señora Bithen Delos Remedios was also held.…

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Recoletos de Caidiocan: where are you?

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR / September 27, 2018 /

Provincial Curia, QUEZON CITY – Roughly 15 kms from Dumaguete City, capital of the province of Negros Oriental, or around 7 kms from the poblacion proper of the municipality of Valencia where it politically belongs, the hinterland barangay of Caidiocan nestles on the hillsides and a forested topography made famous by the geothermal operations of…

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