Special Report

The Search for God Goes on

By Fray Paul Demillones, OAR / May 2, 2020 /

“To fall in love with God is the greatest romance; to seek him the greatest adventure; to find him the greatest human achievement.” Our Father Saint Augustine once said this to those who are searching. Even though formal seminary formation, where formands seek God in their everyday lives inside the formation house together with both…

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Communities of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno mobilizing COVID-19 response

By Bro. Tagoy Jakosalem, OAR / April 8, 2020 /

As the country faces the government lockdown across the islands, people are getting worried on the health and economic impacts. With economic worries impacting the poor families and working people due to limited movement and work stoppage. Inspired by a common solidarity, our communities are trying to provide practical assistance on affected families within their…

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STV-R hosts St. Ezekiel Book Launching

By Ma. Nita Bolo / September 14, 2019 /

San Carlos City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–Two books on St. Ezekiel Diaz Moreno were launched at the Sto. Tomas de Villanueva-Recoletos Chapel last September 8, 2019. Prof. Emmanuel Luis A. Romanillos and Prof. Dennis Madrigal, both co-authors of “St. Ezekiel Moreno: Studies on His Missionary Activity in the Philippines” and “St. Ezekiel Moreno: Recollect Icon of Holiness…

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Talavera House of Prayer culminates its 20th founding anniversary celebration

By Lorraine Mitzi A. Ambrad / May 31, 2019 /

CEBU CITY–The long history of Talavera House of Prayer – Recoletos (THP-R) was revisited by both incumbent and former administrators of the retreat house together with the Josenian community earlier today, May 30. THP-R is a facility located on a hill in Barangay Quiot, Cebu City. It is primarily used for group retreats and other religious events.…

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Father General meets Priors Provincial, gifts them with icon of sleeping St. Joseph

By Agustinos Recoletos / April 2, 2019 /

ROME – During this week (April 1-4), the Prior General and his Council meet at the General Curia with the four Priors Provincial, for the first time after the union of Provinces. Pope Francis sleeps every day next to a small image of St. Joseph asleep. It is the last thing he sees at the…

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CARAS members undergo formation program

By Fray Jhoben Rodriguez, OAR / March 2, 2019 /

Mira-Nila, QUEZON CITY – The Confraternity of Augustinian Recollect Altar Servers (CARAS) of the Our Lady of Consolation Parish attended a spiritual recollection spearheaded by Fray Jhoben M. Rodriguez, OAR, last February 24-25, 2019 at Recoletos Formation Center. Members of CARAS de Mira-Nila receiving spiritual and formative input from Fray Jhoben Rodriguez, OAR The activity…

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Bishop Bacani celebrates Mass in honor of St. Sebastian

By Fray Jessriel Marcha, OAR / January 23, 2019 /

MANILA—Fortitude was the main message of Bishop Teodoro Bacani, D.D., bishop-emeritus of Novaliches, during the fiesta Mass at the San Sebastian Basilica in honor of St. Sebastian last January 20, 2019. His homily focused on following the example of St. Sebastian who had undauntedly stood up for the Christian faith. Preaching inside Asia’s all-steel basilica,…

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Dungaw 2019: Meeting of King and Queen of Quiapo

By Fray Robin Ross Plata, OAR / January 10, 2019 /

MANILA—The annual Traslación of the image of Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno showcased the fervent faith of the Filipino devotees to Jesus Chirst. Traslación was a commemoration of the transfer of the image of the Black Nazarene from the Augustinian Recollect church of San Nicolas de Tolentino in Intramuros, Manila to its present shrine in Quiapo,…

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Three Priors meet Senator Villar

By Prof. Emmanuel Luis Romanillos / April 11, 2018 /

Towards the end of February Prior General Fray Miguel Miró, Prior Provincial Fray Dionisio Selma and outgoing San Sebastian Convent Prior Fray René Paglinawan paid a visit to Senator Cynthia A. Villar in the historic city of Las Piñas in Metro Manila. Today Las Piñas is synonymous with its world-famous Bamboo Organ inside its parish…

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7th Provincial Chapter finally concluded

By Fray Ian Anthony Espartero, OAR / February 24, 2018 /

CEBU CITY—The historic 7th Provincial Chapter was concluded in the evening of February 23 with the election of the four Provincial Councilors and the delegate to the 56th General Chapter in 2022. The new set of Provincial Councilors are as follows:

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