Formation | Continuous Formation

Formation Continues…

By Fray Niel Robert Alilain OAR | February 25, 2023 |
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The Secretariat of Vocation and Initial Formation of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno relaunches its three-day program on the Formation of Formators with another batch of participants on February 23, 2023. What is the Program all about? The formation of formators is intrinsically connected to the essential deepening and dynamic formation of the candidates for religious life. This program is designed for the overall growth of formators and in effect the young candidates as the ultimate beneficiaries of the program. – Fr. Kenneth, OAR, President of the Secretariat of Vocation and Initial Formation. Rev. Fr. Bernard Amparado, OAR, Prior…


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…


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…


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


“The Church rejoices and celebrates”- Bishop Bacani says on Fray Bitancor’s Presbyteral Ordination

Mira Nila, QUEZON CITY—An Augustinian Recollect deacon was ordained to the Sacred Order of Presbyterate on Saturday, December 4, 2021, a day before the 433rd founding anniversary of the Augustinian Recollection, at Our Lady of Consolation Parish. Most Rev. Teodoro C. Bacani, Jr., DD, Bishop-Emeritus of Novaliches, officiated the Presbyteral Ordination, together with Fray Ian…

Renewal of Vows. Rev. Fr. Vicente Ramon, Jr., OAR, Prior of Sto. Tomas de Villanueva-Recoletos, the Augustinian Recollect community in San Carlos City, leads the Renewal of Vows on OAR Day 2021.

Augustinian Recollects in San Carlos City Join in OAR Day 2021

SAN CARLOS CITY, Negros Occidental – With the celebration of the Holy Mass last December 5, 2021, the Order of Augustinian Recollects (OAR) in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental commemorated the OAR Day 2021, which marks the 433rd  Founding Anniversary of the Order. Renewal of Vows 2021 Rev. Fr. Vicente Ramon, Jr., OAR led his…


Bishop Gaa ordains 3 OAR friars to Sacred Order of the Diaconate

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY—A day before the 23rd anniversary of the foundation of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, three Augustinian Recollect solemnly professed friars were ordained to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate on November 27, 2021 at Our Lady of Consolation Parish. Most Rev. Roberto O. Gaa, DD, Bishop of the Diocese…


CaReS participates in Diocese of Baguio’s Dedication of an Altar

BAGUIO CITY— Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary joined Most Rev. Victor Bendico, DD in celebrating the Dedication of the Altar of the Diocese of Baguio Cathedral last November 16, 2021. Rev. Fr. Anthony Irineo, OAR, Vice-Rector of the seminary represented the formation team of Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary. He was accompanied by 3 fourth-year college seminarians who represented…

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Gifted to Give: Charismatic Identity and 21st Century Concerns

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Investiture 2021: A Day of Gratitude

BAGUIO CITY— “Today is a day of gratitude.” With this line, Rev. Fr. Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR greeted everyone in his sermon on the Investiture 2021 of 13 new postulants, last October 12, 2021, at Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Pilar. “We thank the Lord because he chose young men to participate in His plan of…