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RFC community had its four new Lectors and seven new Acolytes

By Fray Mc Airel Capinpin, OAR | May 22, 2023 |
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QUEZON CITY – Recoletos Formation Center had its four formands instituted to the Ministry of Lectors and seven to the Ministry of Acolytes during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at the St. Thomas of Villanova Chapel last May 20, 2023. Fray Bernard C Amparado, OAR, the Prior Provincial of St. Ezekiel Moreno Province, presided over the Holy Eucharist and the Institution to the Ministries together with the Chapter of Formation. In the homily Fr. Bernard reminded the candidates that “the ministry of lectors and acolytes is the kind of service you could offer to the Church.” The brothers who…


Formands Encounter: Arrival (January 9, 2003)

BAGUIO CITY – Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary (CARES) hosts the 13th Formands Encounter on January 9-12, 2023 with the theme: Walking Together: The Augustinian Recollect Spirit of Synodality.  The formands (aspirants, postulants, pre-novices, novices, simply professed friars and deacons) of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno of the Order of Augustinian Recollects, formators, and personnel convene…


OAR Presbyteral Ordination 2022


Four Augustinian Recollect Friars Ordained

QUEZON CITY— Four Augustinian Recollect Friars join the ranks of presbyters last December 3, 2022 at the Our Lady of Consolation Parish, Mira Nila Homes, Quezon City. Most Rev. Joel Z. Baylon, DD Bishop of the Diocese of Legazpi ordained to priesthood Rev. Fr. Cristito Rey P. Tepace, OAR from Laoang, Northern Samar; Rev. Fr.…


Symposium on Formation of the Person and The Study of Philosophy


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…


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…


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…


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…