Continuous Formation

Fray Renacia successfully defends thesis

By Bro. Tagoy Jakosalem, OAR / April 2, 2022 /

On April 1, 2022, Fray Mark Rochelle Renacia, OAR successfully defended his Doctoral Thesis, entitled “An Ecological Approach to Augustine’s Teachings on Creation in the Light of Laudato Si’” presented at the Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid. He was awarded with an Outstanding (Sobresaliente) grade by the panel of examiners of the university. Religious from…

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The Search for God Goes on

By Fray Paul Demillones, OAR / May 2, 2020 /

“To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him the greatest human achievement.” Our Father Saint Augustine once said this to those who are searching. Even though formal seminary formation, where formands seek God in their everyday lives inside the formation house together with both…

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Augustinian Recollect formation revitalized

By Agustinos Recoletos / February 27, 2020 /

The second meeting of the School of Formation ‘In Imum Cordis’ has concluded with the general feeling of revitalization in the formation of the Augustinian Recollects. ROME–After two weeks of living together and learning, last Saturday, February 22, 2020, the second edition of the School of Formation of the Augustinian Recollects ‘In Imum Cordis’ concluded. On…

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Prior General breathes encouragement to Recollect Formators

By Agustinos Recoletos / February 24, 2020 /

ROME–The formation of religious in its initial stage is fundamental and important. That was one of the main messages that the Prior General, Fray Miguel Miró, OAR, left the Augustinian Recollect trainers in their meeting at the ‘In Imum Cordis’ Training School. Fray Miró accompanied the religious responsible for the different stages of formation throughout the…

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Formators gather for ‘In Imum Cordis’ Second Edition

By Agustinos Recoletos / February 13, 2020 /

Rome, ITALY–About thirty Augustinian Recollect religious, responsible for some of the formative stages, participate in the second edition of the Training School ‘In Imum Cordis’, organized by the General Secretariat of Spirituality and Formation, this time in Rome. The objective is to study how the Church today poses important challenges and how these challenges must be…

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Fr. Greg at 73: “It is God’s gift to be old!”

By Bro. Ioannes Arong / September 5, 2019 /

BAGUIO CITY–Seminarian-favorite Fr. Federico Gregorio, OAR celebrates his 73rd birthday last September 2, 2019 and imparted nuggets of wisdom about gracefully growing old to the congregation during the 6:15 AM mass. Fr. Gregorio — fondly called Fr. Greg by seminarians — is the seminary’s director of Human Formation Program, the one seminarians talked to about…

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Fr. Bob celebrates 10th sacerdotal anniversary

By Bro. Ioannes Arong / September 4, 2019 /

BAGUIO CITY — The Prefect of Discipline of Senior High School seminarians reached a milestone in his priestly life last August 27, 2019. Fr. Bob Cabanag, OAR was joined by the Recoletos de Baguio community and his family members as he celebrated his 10th sacerdotal anniversary on the feast of Sta. Monica, the mother of…

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New La Salud marks Fr. Cabarles’ 48th anniversary

By CST-R Correspondent / July 16, 2019 /

San Carlos City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–June 29, 2019, On the 48th Anniversary of the Ordination of Rev. Fr. Rafael E. Cabarles, OAR, the new image of Nuestra Señora de La Salud was unveiled. The three-and-half-foot image is made of tugas or Molave (Virex parviflora Juss.). Local wood artisan Jesus Duroca from Sitio Panuolan, Barangay Buluangan sculpted…

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Four Pinoy Recollects among 35 participants in Escuela de Formación

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR / February 5, 2019 /

El Desierto de la Candelaria, COLOMBIA – “We are learning a lot from other Provinces’ manner of forming candidates to the Order (of Augustinian Recollects),” said Fray James Castelo, OAR, Prenovitiate Director in Antipolo City, who is currently enrolled in the “Escuela de Formación” or Formation Course taking place at El Desierto de la Candelaria,…

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SEMoNoRe hosts Balik Noviciado 2017

By Frei Bo / November 20, 2017 /

ANTIPOLO CITY – Eight Recollect religious priests participated to Balik Noviciado last November 13-17, 2017 at St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate-Recoletos. Those who attended this program were Fray Sixto Bitangjol, OAR, Fray Emilio Edgardo Quilatan, OAR, Fray Eduardo Celiz, Jr, OAR, Fray Joel Naranja, OAR, Fray Antonio Limchaypo, OAR, Fray Urbano Galanido, OAR, Fray Joel Dequilla,…

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