History, Culture & Heritage-Recoletos

Emmanuel Luis A. Romanillos, Brother General of the Order and enthusiast of Recollect history, hometown honoree

By Agustinos Recoletos / March 29, 2023 /

During the 88th National Book Week in the Philippines, the San Carlos Public Library (Negros Occidental, Philippines) has honored Romanillos, one of his countrymen. In an interview, he has explained the reasons for his love for the history of the Gathering in his country. The city of San Carlos (Negros Occidental), through his Public Library,…

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USJ-R launches a book documenting 400 years of Recollect missionary presence in Cebu

By Lorraine Mitzi A. Ambrad / February 22, 2022 /

In line with the Recoletos de Cebu at 400 celebration, a 366-page book documenting the Recollect missionary presence in Cebu was launched on February 16. The book is entitled History of Augustinian Recollects in Cebu Since 1621: Studies and Sources. It is compiled and edited by Professor Emmanuel Luis Romanillos who has a licentiate in Church History and…

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Augustinian Recollects celebrate 400 years of missionary presence in Cebu

By Agustinos Recoletos / April 30, 2021 /

The Order of Augustinian Recollects (OAR) launched a year-long celebration yesterday to mark their 400 years of continuing missionary presence in Cebu. It was kicked off with the unveiling of their 400-year commemorative marker at the lobby of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish – Recoletos. “This Marker symbolizes the expression of profound gratitude and…

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Our convent in Intramuros, Manila: Former Seat of the Province of San Nicolas

By Agustinos Recoletos / March 1, 2021 /

by Fray German F. Chicote, OAR Upon arriving in the Philippines, the first efforts of the Augustinian Recollects were at organizing the common life. In the year 1606 they established the priory of Bagumbayan, outside the walled city of Manila. Two years later they constructed the convent and the beautiful church of Saint Nicholas of…

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The Analysis and Content of the Diccionario Bisaya-Español, Español-Bisaya of Fr. Juan Felix de la Encarnacion and Its Impact Today

By Agustinos Recoletos / February 8, 2021 /

by: Dr. Jes B. Tirol, PhD, Director, Planning and Research, University of Bohol, Tagbilaran City Introduction A dictionary has a wealth of information about a particular language and like any other form of wealth it must be used judiciously. A modern dictionary usually has the following functions:[1] It provides definition, usage, and functions of words…

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The Life and Work of Padre Domingo Carceller, Agustino Recoleto

By Agustinos Recoletos / February 1, 2021 /

by Ferdinand M. Bautista, Music Literature Department, UST Conservatory of Music Domingo Carceller Y Galindo was born on 22 December 1894 in Forcall (Castellon dela Plana) Spain[1].  Out of eight children born to his parents, Don Joaquin Carceller and Dona Manuela Galindo, seven became members of various religious orders.  In other words, except for his…

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BASTECON: Official Statement

By Fray Robin Ross Plata, OAR / October 12, 2020 /
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Province of St. Nicholas of Tolentine: 400 years of Consecrated Life and Missionary History

By Agustinos Recoletos / July 13, 2020 /

The Province of St. Nicholas of Tolentine of the Order of Augustinian Recollects will be 400 years old in November 2021. The 4th Centennial celebration will take place from September 10, 2020 to December 5, 2021. The Centennial Celebration Commission had its second meeting on the 25th of June 2020. The 8 members are: Fray Rafael…

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Virgen de la Salud joins 40th IGMP

By Fray James Erold P. Gatinao, OAR / December 6, 2019 /

Intramuros, MANILA–The image Nuestra Señora de la Salud joined the 40th Intramuros Grand Marian Procession (IGMP) last Sunday, December 1, 2019 in the walled city of Manila. More than 300 devotees from three Recollect parishes in Manila and other devotees from Parañaque, Quezon Province, and Batangas flocked together in Colegio de Sta. Rosa to participate…

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Anniversary of the Inauguration of San Sebastian Basilica

By Agustinos Recoletos / August 15, 2019 /

MANILA–Happy birthday, San Sebastian Basilica! On this day in 1891, the fifth and current version of San Sebastian opened its doors after ten years since the previous church was affected by the devastating 1880 earthquake. “The construction of the new temple is over. It is a monumental edifice that rivals with the most sumptuous ones…

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