Prior Provincial receives 3 Recollect friars for Solemn Profession

By Fray James Francis Bago, OAR / September 16, 2021 /

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY – Three Augustinian Recollect friars said their definitive ‘yes’ to God as they Solemnly Professed the Evangelical Counsels last Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Our Lady of Consolation Parish. They were Fray Julius James T. Tinapao, OAR, Fray Ricky John A. Austria, OAR, and Fray James Erold P. Gatinao, OAR,…

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Presbyteral Ordination of Fr. Virgilio Calalang, Jr., OAR, and Fr. Robin Ross Plata, OAR

By Agustinos Recoletos / September 4, 2021 /
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Bishop of the Military Ordinariate ordains 2 Augustinian Recollect Priests

By Fray James Francis Bago, OAR / August 29, 2021 /

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY–Two Augustinian Recollect deacons were ordained to the Sacred Order of the Presbyterate on Saturday, August 28, 2021, on the Solemnity of our father St. Augustine, held at Our Lady of Consolation Parish. Most Rev. Oscar Jaime L. Florencio, DD, Bishop of the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines, officiated the Presbyteral…

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Mes de Preparación 2021: The Culmination

By Fray Julius James Tinapao, OAR / August 6, 2021 /

Quezon City—The Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno witnessed the culmination of the month-long Course of Preparation, also known as Mes de Preparación, of the Province’s three friar-candidates for Solemn Profession. This year’s three Course participants—Fray Julius James T. Tinapao, OAR, Fray Ricky John A. Austria, OAR, and Fray James Erold P. Gatinao, OAR— underwent a…

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Prior Provincial receives Simple Profession of Vows of 4 friars

By Fray Ricky John Austria, OAR / July 8, 2021 /

ANTIPOLO CITY—July 3, 2021, the special day when the whole Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno of the Order of Augustinian Recollects is grateful to God for the four courageous friars who made their Simple Profession of the Evangelical Vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. The event took place at the chapel of St. Ezekiel Moreno…

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RFC Formands instituted as Lectors and Acolytes

By Fray Jhoben Rodriguez, OAR / June 18, 2021 /

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY– On the occasion of the Feast of St. Rita of Cascia, eight (8) formands were instituted to the Ministry of Lectors and two (2) to the Ministry of Acolytes during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at the St. Thomas of Villanova Chapel, Recoletos Formation Center, last May 22, 2021.…

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Province receives new Pre-Novices from CaReS

By Br. Jestoni Latagan / June 15, 2021 /

BAGUIO CITY–Three seminarians from Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary have been promoted to the Pre-Novitiate formation last June 6, 2021.  The formands are Br. Jestoni M. Latagan from Taytay, Palawan; Br. Reymar L. Macadagdag from Bacolod City, Negros Occidental; and Br. Joseph Pham Duc Quoc from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The brothers will join the two…

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Invitation: RST Solemn Investiture 2021

By Agustinos Recoletos / May 29, 2021 /
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CaReS Kindness Station inaugurated

By Bro. Jesse Meer E. Alipes / May 17, 2021 /

Baguio City— Aside from the virus, kindness is also contagious. Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary (CaReS) officially inaugurates CaReS Kindness Station on the feast of St. Joseph the Worker, last May 1, 2021. Also on the celebration of National Labor Day, 64 indigent beneficiaries received rice, goods, bread, and perishable goods such as vegetables and spices, poultry…

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New Carmelite Priest pays homage to his Recoletos roots

By Georgene Quilaton-Tambiga / April 13, 2021 /

San Carlos City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–Ordained as one of the “pandemic priests” last February 2, 2021 in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur, Rev. Fr. Aniceto Rodriguez, O.Carm., came home to Colegio de Sto. Tomas-Recoletos to celebrate his Thanksgiving Mass with the Recoletos de San Carlos Community. A Recollect by Heart “Even though I am a Carmelite,…

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