Send-off for missionaries to Vietnam, Northern Marianas

By Fray Jose Ernil Almayo, OAR | September 15, 2023 |
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Provincialate, QUEZON CITY – Three Recollect friars were commissioned in a simple send-off rite during a holy mass in celebration of the nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary on September 8 here at San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish church. Prior Provincial, Fray Bernard Amparado, officiated the rite “to ask God’s blessing on the new heralds of the Gospel” to be sent to foreign missions in compliance with the Life and Mission Project (LAMP) of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno for this triennium 2022-25. The three missionaries, Frays Allan Jacinto and Helfrid Palmis, will compose the pioneering group to the…


Santo Agustinus Parish First Parochial Fiesta

LEDO, BENGKAYANG, Indonesia – Lay faithful from various chapel areas of the Parish of Santo Agustinus dari Hippo participated in various activities in celebration of the First Parochial Fiesta on August 28, 2023. The celebration coincided with the first year anniversary of the parish. Weeks before the celebration, the lay faithful engaged in various games,…


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Possibilities, Realities: Father Provincial Visits Indonesia

BENGKAYANG, Indonesia– Fray Bernard C. Amparado, OAR, visited the community of Recollects in the country from August 6th to 11th, 2023. This insightful visit transpired just days before the momentous first anniversary of the establishment of the Parish of Santo Agustinus in Ledo, which is considered as a testament to the growth and perseverance of…


Sacrament of Confirmation Celebrated in Paroki Ledo

LEDO, BENGKAYANG, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia — The Chapel of Sta. Maria Goretti in Tebuah Marong witnessed a significant celebration of faith as 140 lay faithful received the Sacrament of Confirmation held on July 23, 2023. The event was presided over by Archbishop Agustinus Agus of the Archdiocese of Pontianak, who delivered a message to the…


Recollect Spirituality for Indonesian Youth

LEDO, BENGKAYANG, Indonesia– Augustinian Recollect Spirituality was introduced to the Youth from various chapel areas of Paroki Sto. Agustinus dari Hippo last July 10-11, 2023 on the occasion of Ekaristi Kaum Muda (EKM). Fray Jovy Gallego, OAR reminded the participants about the importance of the Holy Eucharist in the life of young people during the…


Recoletos de Ledo welcomes IYD Cross

LEDO, PONTIANAK Indonesia-Paroki Santo Agustinos dari Hippo welcomes and receives IYD Cross (Indonesian Youth Day), the IYD Official Theme Song, and The Greatest Dream, which served as the opening salvo during the arrival last March 27, 2023. Inclement weather and electricity interruptions did not hinder the youth (OMK-Orang Muda Katolik) in the acceptance of the…


Arcores Solar Dream Sierra Leone

Last March 1-2, 2023, nine (9) youth from the two villages of Kamakita and Kamagbagbaranthan under the Parish of Our Lady of Sierra Leone, attended a two-day workshop training for the installation and maintenance of the off-grid photovoltaic (PV) system sponsored by Arcores International for the Arcores Solar Dream Project Sierra Leone. The said project…


A door to education and equality

The Augustinian Recollect missionaries of Sierra Leone have been attending a small boarding school since 2019 that allows 12 young people without resources to receive education and develop humanly. It has been several months since Alice Turay and Adamsay Kargbo left their homes and said goodbye to their families to face a unique opportunity. If…


Sierra Leone is still present at the Saint Augustine school in Valladolid

On the occasion of World Mission Day 2022, the Saint Augustine school in Valladolid, directed by the Augustinian Recollects, has worked the missionary spirit and sensitized with the reality of the Sierra Leonean people. For several years, missions in Sierra Leone were assisted with containers loaded with food, material and hope. This aid materialized thanks,…