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…


Sierra Leone is Ebola free!

Bacolod City—Today Sierra Leone is declared Ebola-free. Thanks to the divine providence and endless supplications. The people on that part of the globe can continue to live a normal life. Indeed the people of Sierra Leone have lost their loved ones, friends, or neighbors adding to the death toll of more than 10, 000. Africans…

Bishop Juanich celebrates fiesta with the Tagbanuas

CASIAN—Bishop Edgardo Juanich, DD celebrates the fiesta with a mass together with the indigenous peoples of Palawan (Tagbanuas) this November 4, 2015 At San Martin chapel, Mayteguid. Concelebrants are Recollect priests from the parish of San Isidro Labrador.


Bishop-elect Paganelli is Apostolic Administrator of Makeni

PROVINCIALATE — July 18, 2015, at 4:33 A.M., Philippine time, Fray Dominador Mercado, Jr., OAR, local prior of Recoletos de Kamalo in Sierra Leone, which is eight hours behind us, sent an FB message to the Provincial Secretary with two updates: first, that Ebola is already absent in their district for more than three months…


4 Filipino Missionaries one with the People in Sierra Leone, West Africa amidst Ebola virus

SIERRA LEONE – The Filipino Recollect missionaries working in Sierra Leone could have easily opted to pack their bags and go home during the harrowing outbreak of Ebola virus in late 2014. But they chose, instead, the less-beaten path of staying put and serving the people they had considered their own. The four (4) Filipino…