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A Homecoming: 4 New OAR Priests Celebrate Canta Misa in STVR

By Rachel Mae De Gracia | January 27, 2023 |
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SAN CARLOS CITY, Neg. Occidental-Four newly ordained Augustinian Recollect priests came “home” to Santo Tomas de Villanueva-Recoletos (STVR) to celebrate their Canta Misa or Thanksgiving Mass at the chapel where their formation story officially began.             Last January 22, 2023, Rev. Fr. Ricky John A. Austria, OAR; Rev. Fr. James Erold P. Gatinao, OAR; Rev. Fr. Cristito Rey P. Tepace, OAR; and Rev. Fr. Julius James T. Tinapao, OAR celebrated the mass with the community of Augustinian Recollects in San Carlos City. The four were ordained to the Priesthood last December 3, 2022 by Most Rev. Joel Z. Baylon, DD,…

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UNO-R hosts OAR Pastoral Apostolate Meeting for Negros Island Cluster

Bacolod City, NEGROS OCCIDENTAL–The Parish Priests, Chaplains and Campus Ministers from University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos; Colegio de San Nicolas de Tolentino-Recoletos, Talisay; Colegio de Sto. Tomas-Recoletos, San Carlos City; San Pedro Academy-Recoletos, Caidiocan, Valencia; and San Pedro Academy, Valencia, were gathered for a meeting in UNO-R at the VP-Academics Conference Room on July 25, 2019…

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Former CBCP President thanks the Order; Installs second Recollect Parish Priest

Dugmanon, Hinatuan, SURIGAO DEL SUR—Former CBCP President and now Bishop-emeritus of Tandag Nereo Odchimar, D.D. presided over the fiesta Mass in the Recollect-administered Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Quasi-parish (henceforth, OLMCQP), the lone Recollect community in Mindanao island. The fiesta was celebrated last July 17, 2019 and on the same celebration, Fr. Jerome Virtudazo, OAR…

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10 Newly Invested CARAS for OLCP

Mira-Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY – Ten young men were invested to the Confraternity of Augustinian Recollect Altar Servers (CARAS) at Our Lady of Consolation Parish last March 31, 2019. Fray Leander Barrot, OAR, Vice-Prior of the Recoletos Formation Center, presided the Eucharistic Celebration and the Rites of Acceptance and Investiture for CARAS. These young men…

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San Vicente Ferrer’s devotees told: “Be the face of Jesus Christ”

APO ISLAND, Dauin, Negros Oriental – Aside from being a marine sanctuary, this island with around a thousand inhabitants is placed under the patronage of St. Vincent Ferrer whose feast day falls on April 5. For this year’s fiesta, the Chancellor of the Diocese of Dumaguete, Rev. Fr. Carmelito Limbaga, Jr., was the main celebrant…

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Bishop Navarra presides mass to celebrate St. Vincent Ferrer’s 600th death anniversary

TALISAY CITY, Negros Occidental – Most Rev. Vicente Navarra, D.D., bishop-emeritus of Bacolod, presided over the holy mass commemorating the 600th death anniversary of St. Vincent Ferrer on April 5, 2019. The novena masses and fiesta celebrations hinged on the theme, “San Vicente: Model of a beloved, gifted and empowered Filipino Youth.” Bishop Navarra, who…

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Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan donates church, lot to Recoletos

Urbiztondo, PANGASINAN – “It was through the Archbishop [Villegas] that God calls us [Recoletos] to be here,” recalled Fray Samson Silloriquez, OAR, prior of Recoletos de Pangasinan community, just before the end of the afternoon thanksgiving mass held at the Our Lady of the Visitation Parish church on March 15, 2019. The votive mass in…

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Prior General’s historical visit to Recoletos de Pangasinan

Urbiztondo, PANGASINAN – Buenos dias y bienvenido! That’s how we greeted with the usual Spanish the visiting Fray Miguel Miró, OAR, Prior General of the Order of Augustinian Recollects, that early morning of March 15, 2019.  Together with one of his general councilors, Fray Raul Buhay, OAR, he arrived in this newly established Recollect community…

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Recoletos friars in Taiwan participate in National Eucharistic Congress 全國聖體大會

Yunlin County, TAIWAN – Another National Eucharistic Congress was held in Taiwan on March 1, 2019. Since its inception in 2011, this year’s Eucharistic Congress is so far the 4th to be held in this state. The theme “All my springs are in thee” (Psalm 87:7) 我的一切泉源都在祢內 is derived from the 52nd International Eucharistic Congress…

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CARAS members undergo formation program

Mira-Nila, QUEZON CITY – The Confraternity of Augustinian Recollect Altar Servers (CARAS) of the Our Lady of Consolation Parish attended a spiritual recollection spearheaded by Fray Jhoben M. Rodriguez, OAR, last February 24-25, 2019 at Recoletos Formation Center. Members of CARAS de Mira-Nila receiving spiritual and formative input from Fray Jhoben Rodriguez, OAR The activity…