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14 Recollect simply professed friars renew their vows

By Bro. Philip Paul Deogracias SAC | June 10, 2024 | Comments Off on 14 Recollect simply professed friars renew their vows
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MIRA NILA HOMES, QUEZON CITY – Thirteen simply professed friars renewed their vows for another year last June 8, 2024 at St. Thomas of Villanova Chapel, Recoletos Formation Center and one friar in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Their renewal was accepted by Rev. Fr. Kenneth Onda, OAR, Vicar Provincial of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, together with Rev. Fr. Emilio Quilatan, OAR, and Rev. Fr. James Castelo, OAR, as witnesses. Fr. Onda, in his homily, reminded the friars that during the renewal of vows, they were in effect renewing their commitment more deeply to become poor, obedient and…

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Recoletos Formators undergo Formation

MIRA NILA Homes, Quezon City – On February 23, 2024, the OAR-AR ‘formators of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno gathered for their annual updating, marking the second year of the Formation of Formators program at the Recoletos Formation Center in Quezon City. A number of religious participants, primarily those assigned to the formation houses,…

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Communio is back!

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY – Recoletos School of Theology (RST) and Immaculate Conception Major Seminary – Graduate School of Theology (ICMAS- GST) once again met for Communio 2024 last Saturday, February 17, 2024, after a seven-year hiatus with the theme, “Vocatio ad Unitatem, Vocatio ad Sanctitatem,” at Immaculate Conception Major Seminary, Guiguinto, Bulacan. At…

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RFC welcomes participants of the 14th OAR Formands’ Encounter

MIRA-NILA Homes, QUEZON CITY —The sound of the bell rang and woke up the sleepy heads of the formands. This bell signifies the voice of the Lord, calling them to pray the Liturgy of the Hours at the Chapel of Recoletos Formation Center (RFC). After the prayers, the formands moved to the Bulwagang Recoletos Atrium…

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Province of Saint Ezekiel Moreno Received 13 New Postulants

BAGUIO CITY – Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary produces 13 new postulants for the Province of Saint Ezekiel Moreno. The newly invested postulants of this year’s Toma de Habito (Receiving the Habit or Habit Taking)come from Batch Liberators; Bros. Fortune Cano, Bonnie De Guzman, and John Reynan Rosie, and from the Batch Radiants; Bros. Jefferson Balanhi, Kirvie Bodiongan, Danny…

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Fray Jhyryx professes Solemnly the Evangelical Vows before the Prior General

MIRA NILA, Quezon City – Fray Miguel Angel Hernandez, OAR, Prior General of the Order of Augustinian Recollects accepted the solemn profession of vows of Fray Jhyryx Vincent F. Gamulo, OAR during his fraternal visit last Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at Our Lady of Consolation Parish. The momentous event was held in the evening at…

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Mass of the Holy Spirit begins RST New School Year

MIRA NILA HOMES, Quezon City – The Recoletos School of Theology (RST) began the school year with the celebration of Mass of the Holy Spirit at St. Thomas of Villanova Chapel last August 18, 2023. Fray Bernard C. Amparado, OAR, Prior Provincial of the Augustinian Recollect Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno presided over the celebration…

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ReCOR-Return to the Heart

Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary, Baguio City – In a groundbreaking initiative to address the multifaceted aspects of formation, the community of Recoletos Formation Center launches its first month-long ReCOR program on June 19, 2023. Fr. James Castelo, OAR, the direct in-charge of the ReCOR Program, Fr. Paul Demillones, OAR, a fellow facilitator of the program, and…

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Curso de la Solemne 2023

San Millan de la Cogolla – The candidates of the Order for Solemn Profession 2023 gathered for the “Curso de la Solemne” last July 16, 2023, with 9 participants from the four Provinces of the Order.  The event will run for the next six weeks until August 26, 2023. Full list of the participants: Members…

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11 Friars renew commitment to Recollect way of life

MIRA NILA HOMES, Quezon City – Eleven simply-professed friars renewed their religious vows of chastity, poverty and obedience to God in the Order of Augustinian Recollects on June 17, 2023 at the St. Thomas de Villanueva Chapel of the Recoletos Formation Center. Their renewal was received by Fray Ian Anthony R. Espartero, OAR, Local Prior…