History, Culture & Heritage-Recoletos

Romanillos rebuts ‘Myths and Miracles of the Nazareno de Quiapo’

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR / January 9, 2019 /

MANILA—A retired UP professor and full-bloodied Church historian, Prof. Emmanuel Luis A. Romanillos has written an article—and published yesterday the “Part I” of which in his Facebook account—that rebuts the several points brought out by Audrey B. Morallo and Lito B. Zulueta in their essay, “Myths and Miracles of the Nazareno de Quiapo,” that saw…

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Dungaw 2019

By Fray Robin Ross Plata, OAR / January 8, 2019 /

MANILA–Part of the celebration of the Traslacion 2019, the image of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel de San Sebastian will meet the image of Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno, or the Black Nazarene, as the procession passes through San Sebastian Basilica. This is one of the highlights of the Traslacion, the meeting of the two venerated…

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Five-Year Plan towards Province’s silver anniversary in 2023 launched

By Documentation Team / December 2, 2018 /

Mira-Nila, QUEZON CITY – This early, the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno has already set its eyes on 2023 when it shall celebrate its 25th founding anniversary. To achieve the goal of commemorating a successful and meaningful silver year of the Province, a Five-Year Plan was launched in the afternoon of November 28, 2018, second…

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Day 2 gives space to look back at seeds once sown

By Documentation Team / December 1, 2018 /

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY —Although the Day 1 of the 20th founding anniversary celebrations of the Province was basically for the Recollect friars only, Day 2 was set for all the members of the Recollect Family in the Province, including the members of the Congregation of the Augustinian Recollect Sisters, the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity (SARF)…

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Bishop Bacani: Recollects as a missionary community of saints

By Fray Robin Ross Plata, OAR / November 30, 2018 /

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY—The two-day gathering for the 20th founding anniversary of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno ended with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist in honor of St. Augustine. Most Rev. Teodoro Bacani, DD, Bishop-Emeritus of the Diocese of Novaliches, presided over the Closing Mass. “You are a missionary community of saints,” said…

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Venerables star in evening program, indicate path for Province’s future

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR / November 30, 2018 /

Mira Nila, QUEZON CITY – If the evening program of November 27, the first day of the 20th founding anniversary celebrations of the St. Ezekiel Moreno Province, were to be likened to a galaxy, the eldest group among the friars who, by unanimous estimation, stole the show would be the brightest of stars. Although last…

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Fraternity, fun reign supreme in Day 1 sports activities

By Documentation Team / November 29, 2018 /

Mira Nila, QUEZON CITY—Part and parcel of “bene vivere” (“living well”) as consecrated persons is physical exercise such as playing sports, not only to improve physical fitness and overall health but also to develop fraternity and fellowship, particularly the virtue of esprit de corps. That was affirmed once more when the friars engaged themselves in…

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Father Selma presides opening mass of Province’s 20th founding anniversary

By Fray Jhoben Rodriguez, OAR / November 28, 2018 /

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY – “Ved: qué dulzura, qué delicia, ver los hermanos convivir unidos.” (“How pleasant and good it is to see brothers living in unity.”) The famous quote from Psalm 133 was aptly picked out by Fray Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial, in his homily during the votive Mass in honor of…

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Invitation: 20th Anniversary of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno

By Fray Robin Ross Plata, OAR / November 20, 2018 /
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Grateful at 250 for Recoletos’ arrival in Bohol

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR / August 29, 2018 /

Provincial Curia, QUEZON CITY – With spiritual depth and simplicity, the 250th jubilee of the arrival of the Augustinian Recollect missionaries in the island of Bohol was celebrated simultaneously on August 18 and 19, 2018 in the different parishes of the province. Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial, led the group of 17 Recoletos friars,…

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