History, Culture & Heritage-Recoletos

Xavier Ateneo’s 84ᵗʰ Commencement awardees call on graduates to affect change

By Agustinos Recoletos / July 12, 2023 /

Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan President Fr Mars P Tan, SJ led the conferment of awards during the Convocation on July 6, 2023 at the XU Gymnasium. The awarding, which came after the Baccalaureate Mass, recognized individuals and institutions that have contributed to the welfare, development, and progress of communities, the Mindanao region, and the Philippines.…

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Puerto Princesa renames street after St. Ezekiel Moreno

By Katya A. Santos / June 14, 2023 /

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan – Puerto Princesa’s City Council has approved renaming a street after a Spanish missionary priest who celebrated the first Mass in Palawan’s capital 151 years ago. The council on Tuesday renamed Taft Street, where the Immaculate Conception Cathedral is located, to St. Ezekiel Moreno Street. Moreno, an Augustinian Recollect, served as Puerto…

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NHCP unveils “Ang mga Agustino Rekoleto sa Pilipinas” marker

By Agustinos Recoletos / May 3, 2023 /

CEBU CITY – On the 402nd anniversary since the establishment of the Recollect missionary in Cebu in 1621, the historical marker “Ang Mga Agustino Rekoleto sa Pilipinas” was unveiled at the University of San Jose- Recoletos (USJ-R) main campus. The unveiling was led by NHCP Chairman Dr. Emmanuel Franco Calairo and Rev. Fr. Bernard C.…

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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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