History, Culture & Heritage-Recoletos

Quick Facts (Carmel 400)

By Frei Bo / May 6, 2018 /

Did you know that . . . There’s a commonality in the devotion to the Black Nazarene of Quiapo and the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel: They are brought to Philippine soil by the 17th century Augustinian Recollect missionaries (Recoletos). The third batch of Recollect missionaries received the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel image as…

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel and the Brown Scapular

By Frei Bo / May 5, 2018 /

On Friday, May 4, 2018, the Catholic Church of the Philippines will celebrate an important milestone: four hundred years of Filipino devotion to Mary under the title Our Lady of Mount Carmel. There will be a fluvial parade at the Manila Bay at 5 a.m., holy mass at the Quirino Grandstand, traslacion to her rightful…

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Historical Timeline of the Carmel Devotion

By Bro. Ioannes Arong / May 4, 2018 /

Mt. Carmel, aka Har Carmel, is a coastal mountain range located in northern Israel. It was there that Prophet Elijah made a contest and defeated the prophets of Baal (1Kings 18:20-40) Elijah was chosen by the first Carmelites as the model of religious and hermit life 12th Century – In 1185, St. Berthold, a crusader…

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Pinoys to celebrate 400th year of Carmel devotion

By Bro. Ioannes Arong / May 4, 2018 /

A series of religious activities to mark the 400th year of the arrival of the first image of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel to the country is scheduled tomorrow, May 4. The festivities will kick off at 5 a.m. with a fluvial parade at the Manila Bay where the icon’s departure from Mexico and arrival…

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April 9 is 170th Birthday of St. Ezekiel Moreno

By Prof. Emmanuel Luis Romanillos / April 15, 2018 /

St Ezekiel saw the light of day on 9 April 1848 at Alfaro, La Rioja, Spain. Augustinian Recollect religious, missionary, local prior, parish priest, prior provincial, bishop, defender of the Catholic Church, Marian devotee, Eucharistic champion, Sacred Heart of Jesus promoter, most of all, God’s faithful Servant. He returned to his Maker on 19 August…

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Diamond Jubilee of Our Lady of the Pillar Monument in Baguio

By Prof. Emmanuel Luis Romanillos / April 5, 2018 /

Did you know that on …. …. 2 February 1958 was the inauguration of the monument of Our Lady of the Pillar in front of Casiciaco Recoletos [later Seminario Mayor Recoletos, then Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary], at Naguilian Road, with the attendance of numerous devotees. The construction expenses of the Marian monument were shouldered by devout…

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OAR celebrates 429th Anniversary

By Prof. Emmanuel Luis Romanillos / December 6, 2017 /

Happy 429th Foundation Anniversary!!! 5 December 1588. Dies natalis Recollectionis, Foundation Day of the Recollection. Did you know that the idea to celebrate the Anniversary of the Order of Augustinian Recollects on the fifth of December was recommended in 1955 by the Servant of God Jenaro Fernández, OAR?

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After 72 years, Church revives Virgen de la Salud

By Ben Cal (PNA) / November 23, 2017 /

MANILA – After 72 years in hibernation, the Catholic Church in the Philippines has revived the devotion to the Nuestra Señora de la Salud (Our Lady of Health) Novena with a Holy Mass held at the San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish in Project 6, Quezon City on Nov. 17.

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SSC-R dC Commemorates Msgr. Lerena

By Frei Bo / August 17, 2017 /

San Sebastian College-Recoletos de Cavite (SSC-RdC) commemorated the life of Msgr. Pedro L. Lerena during a mass said last, August 15, 2017, 9:00AM at San Roque Parish Church.

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Recoletos de Cavite: 400 Years of Continuing Evangelization (Closing Activities)

By Frei Bo / August 2, 2017 /
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