Recoletos de Ledo welcomes IYD Cross

By Fray Jhoben Rodriguez, OAR | April 3, 2023 |
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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 IYD Cross, which was led by Fray Russel Lapidez, OAR, the Prior and the parish priest, and handed on by the Priest Moderator of Bengkayang Parish, together with more than fifty OMK from Bengkayang. Fray Lapidez exhorted young people during the Con-celebrated English Mass about…


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,…


MOA Signing with Bishop Ryan of Saipan, CNMI – OAR to work in the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa

Photo Credits: Fray Bernard C. Amparado, OAR



Ledo, West Kalimantan, Indonesia – The Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno and the Archdiocese of Pontianak inaugurated the new Augustinian Recollect Parish in Kecamatan Ledo, Kebupaten Bengkayang, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia last August 28, 2022, the day of the solemn feast of our Father St. Augustine. The new parish was declared as “Paroki Santo Agustinus dari…

L-R: Frays Julián Vallejos , Noé Servín, Miguel Miro, Keneth Pahamutang and Ismael Xuruc

“Bisyap” joins Recoletos de Cuba community

In the Comunidad San Ezequiel Moreno in Banes (Holguín, Cuba), the 24th day of July 2022 was no ordinary day! It marked the arrival of its fourth member: Fray Keneth B. Pahamutang, or “Bisyap” as he is fondly called particularly by his contemporaries. The lone Recoletos convent in this Caribbean island nation warmly welcomed the…

Fr. Miro incenses and blesses Fr. Notnot's remains

Fr. Miro presides funeral mass for Fr. Joel “Notnot” Naranja

His soul has gone back to the Father, his mortal remains are going back to the Philippines. The urn containing the ashes of Augustinian Recollect Fr. Joel Naranja, the member of the pioneering Recollect community in Cuba who succumbed to Covid-19 last August 8, finally arrived in Rome yesterday afternoon. Fellow Recollect Fr. Noe Servin…



KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN. Filipino Missionaries in Southern Taiwan gathered in Kaohsiung City for a two-days rest and recreation on January 10 and 11, 2022. In the past, the Filipino Missionaries in the North, South and Central part of Taiwan took turn in hosting the annual Filipino Missionaries in Taiwan (FMT) gathering. For the past two years,…



Saipan, CNMI—The Roman Catholic Church celebrated last August 16, 2021 the Feast of San Roque, the great patron saint of the sick and invalid.  For the Parish of San Roque of the Northern Cluster of the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, the 70th celebration of the feast in honor of San…