Interprovincial Collaboration

“Bisyap” joins Recoletos de Cuba community

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR / August 1, 2022 /

In the Comunidad San Ezequiel Moreno in Banes (Holguín, Cuba), the 24th day of July 2022 was no ordinary day! It marked the arrival of its fourth member: Fray Keneth B. Pahamutang, or “Bisyap” as he is fondly called particularly by his contemporaries. The lone Recoletos convent in this Caribbean island nation warmly welcomed the…

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Three young Recollects embark on new mission

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR / February 15, 2020 /

QUEZON CITY – Pursuant to its Life and Mission Project (LAMP) on mission apostolate, the St. Ezekiel Moreno Province recently sent three young priests to two foreign mission stations of the Order: Brazil and Sierra Leone. Fray Roderick Deguit, the former parish priest of the Parish of Our Lady of the Abandoned in Valencia, Negros…

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Secretariat Heads of vocations, youth meet to synchronize common projects

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR / February 20, 2019 /

General Curia, ROME – To promote communion and coordination in the implementation of the Order-wide Life and Mission Project (LAMP) on vocations and youth ministry, the Secretariat President of each Province, together with the President of the General Secretariat of the said pastoral works, gathered in Rome on February 12 to 14. Fray Juan Pablo…

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Muchísimas gracias, Panamá

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR / September 25, 2018 /

Provincial Curia, QUEZON CITY – After the rare opportunity, albeit relatively brief, to serve in the Recollect mission station in Bocas del Toro located in the northwestern part of Panama as well as in an OAR school in Panama City, the three Filipino Recollects could not help but express their deep gratitude: Thank you very…

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A glimpse of the Recoletos mission in Cuba

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR / September 22, 2018 /

Antilla, Holguín, CUBA – The Augustinian Recollects arrived in Cuba on February 17, 2018, a Saturday. From a total of 32 volunteers, the General Office in Rome chose four friars to compose the international community: Fray Joel Naranja, Filipino, 54; Fray Jairo Gordillo, Colombian, 51; Fray Noe Servin, Mexican, 39; and Fray Ismael Xuruc, Guatemalan,…

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St. Ezekiel Province extends its presence to Colombia

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR / August 7, 2018 /

PROVINCIAL CURIA, Quezon City – To fulfill the important project of intensifying communion with the Order by “favouring the learning of Spanish,” the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno sent Fray Reynaldo Jaranilla, OAR to Colombia for a yearlong exposure at UniAgustiniana (or Universitaria Agustiniana) in the capital city of Bogotá.

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