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The joy of living the Augustinian Recollect dream

By Agustinos Recoletos | January 27, 2023 |
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All the young Augustinian Recollects who are in the formation stage in the Philippines participated in the 13th OAR Formands’ Encounter, regardless of stage and age. Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary (CaReS) hosted the three-day long OAR Formands’ Encounter that was held last January 10-12, 2023. The host community welcomed the rest of the formands coming from Recoletos de Antipolo and Recoletos de Mira-Nila on the evening of January 9, 2023, by an opening salvo wherein they danced the Tatak Rekoleto. This made the welcome fete different from the customary dancing of The Greatest Dream. Formation is highlighted on the first day. Rev. Fr.…

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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…

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Seminarians Donate Blood a Second Time

After two years, the Baguio General Hospital Medical Center (BGHMC) conducted a blood donation drive at Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary last March 13, 2020. The BGHMC headed by Dr. Aurelia Navarro, MD in partnership with Asin Health Center harvested 25 bags of blood; just three bags shy from the last collection last June 17, 2020. “I…

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Presbyteral Ordination of Fray Ramon Bitancor, III, OAR (December 4, 2021)