In Pictures: Renewal of Vows in Rota

By Agustinos Recoletos | December 11, 2023 | Comments Off on In Pictures: Renewal of Vows in Rota
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ROTA, CNMI – December 8, 2023, at 6 am a concelebrated Mass presided by BP. Ryan Jimenez D.D. bishop of the Diocese of Chalan Kanoa at Mt. Carmel Cathedral Fr. Rico and I had our renewal of vows, and Bishop Ryan officiated our renewal rite in front of the people of God in the altar. The Recoletos friars in Rota house had their renewal at 5pm Mass at San Francisco de Borja Parish in Songsong Village, Rota, CNMI.


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…


Goodbye Father Manuel! Till we meet again in heaven.

By Elena Yu (虞靜芳) Translated to English by Fray Joel Dequilla, OAR (戴健福神父) On the morning of August 25, 2021, before the clock struck at 7 we headed towards St. Joseph Parish. The sun was shining bright and the warm summer heat can already be felt through the streaks of early morning sun.  On this…

Recoletos de Taiwan Community. (from L-R) Fray Launio, Fray Dequilla, <br/> Fray Maturan, and Fray Magbojos.

Recoletos de Taiwan Community welcomes back Fray Magbojos

Kaoshiung City, TAIWAN–On the occasion of the Feast of St. Rita of Cascia, the Recoletos community of Taiwan celebrated a thanksgiving Mass in honor of the Saint and formally welcomed back Fray Giovanni Gil Magbojos to the community. Fray Gio came back to Taiwan from the Philippines on April 29, 2021 and underwent 21 days…