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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…


The Pope to the Augustinian Recollects: be men of hope

This morning in the Clementine Hall the Holy Father received the sixty members of the 55th General Chapter of the Order of Augustinian Recollects, the theme of which is a prayer of St. Augustine: “All my hope lies in Your great mercy. Command what You will and give what You command”. This invocation, affirmed Francis,…


Pope Francis receives an artwork on the refugee crisis

Pope Francis personally received the framed artwork “Embracing Mercy” from a Filipino liturgical artist at the Sala Clementina, Vatican City, Rome after the special papal audience granted to the Augustinian Recollects who are participating in the 55th General Chapter last October 20, 2016.



October 13 Day 11 of the Chapter. The Capitulars prayed the Liturgy of the Hours. The holy mass, presided by Fray José Mª Aguerri, the Prior Provincial of the Province of the Our Lady of Consolation, was offered for the deceased benefactors of the Order. As the information phase of the Chapter concluded, COMMISSION PHASE…



October 10 His Eminence José Luis Lacunza, an Augustinian Recollect cardinal, presided the Holy Eucharist of the 55th General Chapter on the feast day of St. Thomas of Villanova. In his homily he made mention of this archbishop of Valencia (Spain), the great reformer of his epoch, as a model of following Christ, always dynamic…


General Chapter highlights: October 5-8, 2016

  October 5 The day opened with the praying of the Liturgy of the Hours. The celebration of the Eucharist that followed was presided by Fray Sergio Sánchez, Prior Provincial of the St. Nicholas of Tolentine Province. His homily touched on the necessity to renew our way of praying. At the Chapter hall, the first…


General Chapter highlights: October 2-4, 2016

October 2: ARRIVAL AT THE VENUE All the 40 participants to the LV General Chapter were reportedly present on this day at the venue: Casa Nostra Signora Madre della Misericordia at the Via di Monte Cucco in Rome. The delegates from the Philippines arrived earlier in Rome, in pairs (Frays Selma and Buhay on September…


General Chapter behind the scenes photos


Bishop Ryan Jimenez visits OAR Generalate

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Six Filipino Recollects among members of 55th General Chapter

ROME—Fray Dionisio Selma, Prior Provincial of the St. Ezekiel Moreno Province, leads the group of Filipino Recollects who are participating in the sexennial General Chapter to be held at Casa di Esercizi Spirituali Nostra Signora Madre della Misericordia in Via di Monte Cucco, Rome, starting October 2, 2016. The other Filipinos in the list are…