If I were born again, I would be an Augustinian Recollect again

By Agustinos Recoletos | June 24, 2023 |
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The Prior Provincial of the Province of San Ezequiel Moreno, Fray Bernard Amparado, assures that his vocation as an Augustinian Recollect is “my own identity”. Fray Bernard Cañada Amparado has been an Augustinian Recollect for more than three decades. Even today, he would not change the decision he made more than 30 years ago: “If I were born again, I would be an Augustinian Recollect again.” The current prior provincial of the Province of San Ezequiel Moreno assures that “the Order means a lot” to him. “It’s like my family,” he says. Thus begins a fraternal dialogue with one of…


Newly elected Prior Provincial and Council of the Province of Sto. Tomás


1621-2021: Four centuries of the First General Chapter

The Order of Augustinian Recollects will begin to celebrate on November 29 the 400th anniversary of the first general chapter, held in 1621 in the historic convent of Madrid. November 19, 1621. It is the date of the beginning of the first general chapter of the Augustinian Recollects. We are in Madrid, in the convent whose…

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Fray Mariano Gazpio now a Venerable

The Augustinian Recollect Family rejoices as Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to promulgate the heroic virtues of Fray Mariano Gazpio, OAR, an Augustinian Recollect friar. This promulgation was authorized by the Pope in an audience with the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, His Eminence Marcello Card.…


Vanina and Adrian: music for the virtual Eucharist

Note: This article is taken from the official website of the Order of Augustinian Recollects (agustinosrecoletos.com) The Argentine couple wanted to contribute their music to the virtual Eucharists celebrated during the quarantine of the pandemic, something they did before the COVID-19. The eucharists did not stop in Argentina despite the eight months of quarantine against…


Prior Provincial of Sto. Tomas on the 75th year of OAR presence in Chota, Peru

Note: This article was translated from the original Spanish article posted on the website of the Province of Sto. Tomas de Villanueva (recoletosstv.com) written by Nicolás Vigo. Fray Miguel Ángel Hernández, Prior Provincial, sent a message of greetingsto the entire Province for the closing of the activities that celebrated the 75th anniversary of the arrival of…

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Dialogue, pursuit and culture: the corporate image of 2021

The Order of Augustinian Recollects presents the logo of the guideline for the year 2021 in pastoral ministries, educational centers, communities and missions. Simple and clear. This is the logo of the pedagogical-pastoral directive for 2021 ‘Creators of spaces of dialogue with the world and contemporary culture’. The Order of Augustinian Recollects has presented the…


Province of St. Nicholas of Tolentine: 400 years of Consecrated Life and Missionary History

The Province of St. Nicholas of Tolentine of the Order of Augustinian Recollects will be 400 years old in November 2021. The 4th Centennial celebration will take place from September 10, 2020 to December 5, 2021. The Centennial Celebration Commission had its second meeting on the 25th of June 2020. The 8 members are: Fray Rafael…

The Priors General. Fray Miguel Miró, OAR, Fray Alejandro Moral, OSA, and Fray Doriano Ceteroni, OAD

Communion in the Augustinian family

The General Councils of the Augustinians, Augustinian Recollects and Discalced Augustinians held a meeting in which they highlighted the fraternity and the sense of family. ROME–On February 14, 2020, the general councils of the three Augustinian orders–Order of St. Augustine, Order of Augustinian Recollects and Order of Discalced Augustinians–held a meeting in Rome to begin…


Alto Xingu-Tucumã Prelature receives its Augustinian Recollect Bishop

Bishop Jesús María López Mauleón, OAR took possession of the newly created Episcopal See in the Amazonian territory in Brazil. BRAZIL–The new Augustinian Recollect Bishop, Most Rev. Jesús María López Mauleón, DD, OAR, already worked in the prelature that has been entrusted to him in the Amazonian territory. The bishop who is of Navarrese origin, took…