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Newly-Ordained Deacons Told: “You are first of all servants of Christ”

QUEZON CITY- You are first of all servants of Christ This is what Most Rev. Emeritus Teodoro Bacani, DD reminded the two Recollect friars in their diaconal ordination last November 19, 2022 at the Our Lady of Consolation Parish, Mira Nila Homes, Quezon City. “It is important to serve the people. But before serving the…

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SeMoNore Inaugurates Reliquarium

ANTIPOLO CITY— St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate- Recoletos inaugurates reliquarium (Chapel of the Sacred Relics) last November 12, 2022. Rev. Fr. Joseph Panaligan, OAR, Vice-Prior of the Recoletos de Antipolo Community, led the blessing of the chapel which contains the sacred relics of the different Augustinian saints and blessed, most of which are first class. “We…

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Prior Provincial receives 2 Recollect friars in the Solemn Profession

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY – Two Augustinian Recollect friars said their definitive ‘yes’ to God as they Solemnly Professed the Evangelical Counsels last Saturday, October 15, 2022 at Our Lady of Consolation Parish. They were Fray Ivan C. Cuison, OAR and Fray Jhoben M. Rodriguez, OAR, who are now incorporated perpetually as members of…

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RST Celebrates Mass of the Holy Spirit

MIRA NILA HOMES, Quezon City–The Recoletos School of Theology (RST) celebrated its Mass of the Holy Spirit at Our Lady of Consolation Parish last August 26, 2022. The celebration was presided over by Very Rev. Fr. Bernard Cañada Amparado, OAR, the newly elected prior provincial of the Augustinian Recollect Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno. Also…

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Fray Ian Anthony R. Espartero, OAR is new Prior of RFC

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY – Recoletos Formation Center community had its new local prior, Rev. Fr. Ian Anthony R. Espartero, OAR installed by Rev. Fr. Bernard C. Amparado, OAR, Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, last August 8, 2022. The Rite of Toma de Posesion of Fray Ian was started with…

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Los Vocacionados 2022: Journeying Towards the Call

BAGUIO CITY-As a new formation year begins, young men from various provinces of the country have assembled and stayed in the Minor Basilica and Parish of San Sebastian in Quiapo, Manila, for three days before proceeding to Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary last July 20-23, 2022. There are six aspirants from Bohol, four from Negros Occidental; two…

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14 Simply Professed Friars renew their vows

MIRA NILA HOMES, Quezon City- Fourteen simply professed friars of Recoletos Formation Center renew their simple profession of vows as a religious of the Order of Augustinian Recollects. Their renewal was received at St. Thomas de Villanova last June 20, 2022 by Fray Lauro V. Larlar, OAR, the outgoing Local Prior with two other witnesses…

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RST holds Solemn Investiture with new Prior General and Prior Provincial

MIRA-NILA, Quezon City – June 3, 2022, was a meaningful day for the graduating students of Recoletos School of Theology (RST). Rev. Fr. Bernard C. Amparado, OAR, the Prior Provincial-elect and the new RST Chairman of the Board of Trustees, presided over the mass alongside Fr. Miguel Angel Hernandez, the new Prior General together with…

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Fray Renacia successfully defends thesis

On April 1, 2022, Fray Mark Rochelle Renacia, OAR successfully defended his Doctoral Thesis, entitled “An Ecological Approach to Augustine’s Teachings on Creation in the Light of Laudato Si’” presented at the Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid. He was awarded with an Outstanding (Sobresaliente) grade by the panel of examiners of the university. Religious from…