Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity

SARF Luzon Chapter Celebrates Reunion

By Fray Samson S. Silloriquez OAR | November 4, 2022 |
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URBIZTONDO, Pangasinan-After years of lockdowns and virtual gatherings, this year’s Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity (SARF) 25th Luzon Annual Reunion finally happened face to face last October 22-23, 2022 at Our Lady of the Visitation Parish in Pasibe East, Urbiztondo, Pangasinan. What was so exciting about this event was that it set a very first in SARF’s history. It set to have the greatest number of participants 170, the greatest number of those who made their “promise” 38, it produced the very first batch of SARF of the Recoletos de Pangasinan community 13 and there was the complete attendance of all…

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SARF-Vicariate of USA Newsletter (Thanksgiving 2020)

Thanksgiving greetings to all our Secular Augustinian Recollects, Guild members, and the Hispanic Committee as well as our parishioners at Sacred Heart Church! Welcome, Fr. Eric Crelencia, OAR. After traveling across country from Oxnard, California, where he had been stationed as assistant pastor for a number of years at Mary Star of the Sea Parish,…

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Spiritual Warfare: SARF Recollection with Fray Mansueto

by Bro. Wilson Sy (SARF de Baguio) BAGUIO CITY–It’s that time of the year again when we remember our departed loved ones. Especially for Filipinos, this is also a significant time when we reunite with those who remained, particularly our families and relatives. The COVID-19 pandemic, however, had dramatically shifted how we experienced such commemoration…

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SARF de Filipinas’ birthday tribute to Fray Selma

by Sis. Star A. Anotado (SARF de Antipolo) QUEZON CITY—For the first time, the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity Philippines (SARF de Filipinas) organized a successful virtual birthday tribute for Fray Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, who turned 61 on October 26, 2020. Ninety-six (96) SARF members from…

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SARF de Filipinas online celebration: “Holding on to Faith in the Midst of Suffering”

by Sis. Yolanda V. Zaragoza (SARF de SEMoNoRe Chapter) and Lino Sumbillo Jr. (SARF de UNO-R Chapter) QUEZON CITY—God is good, all the time. The current pandemic did not hinder the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity (SARF) from celebrating the feast of St. Magdalene of Nagasaki, Patroness of SARF, last October 20, 2020, with the theme “Holding…

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SARF in Pangasinan initiated

Urbiztondo, PANGASINAN–On the feast day of St. Magdalene of Nagasaki, Fray Samson S. Silloriquez, OAR, Local Prior of the Recoletos de Urbiztondo, celebrated the Holy Eucharist together with the 16 aspirants to the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity. As their local Spiritual Director, Fray Silloriquez has already initiated the formation program for these candidates since the…

RECOLETOS DE KAMALO: Fray Dennis Castillo OAR, spiritual director, </br> posed together with the newly-accepted candidates for SARF Pre-Trial period.

SARF-Sierra Leone is Province’s 17th Chapter, joins virtual fiesta celebrations

QUEZON CITY – Aside from the online celebrations of the solemn feast of St. Magdalene of Nagasaki, patroness of the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity (SARF) on October 20, the presence and presentation of “SARF de Sierra Leone” as the fraternity’s 17th chapter in the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno turned this year’s assembly on an…

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SARF-Vicariate of USA Newsletter (October 2020)

Fall greetings to all our Secular Augustinian Recollects, Guild members, and the Hispanic Committee as well as our parishioners at Sacred Heart Church! St. Nicholas of Tolentine. Fr. John Gruben presided at the Mass celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas of Tolentine on September 10 at the 9 am Mass at Sacred Heart Church, in…

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SARF-Vicariate of USA Newsletter (August-September 2020)

Late summer greetings to all our Secular Augustinian Recollects, Guild members, and the Hispanic Committee as well as our parishioners at Sacred Heart Church! Augustinian Celebrations. All of the Augustinian feasts in August were impacted this year by the ongoing restrictions on gatherings due to the Covid-19 virus. All liturgical celebrations and other spiritual activities…

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SARF-Vicariate of USA Newsletter (June 2020)

June greetings to all of our Secular Augustinian Recollects, Guild members, and the Hispanic Committee! The Sacred Heart/Tagaste community was pleasantly surprised to receive a letter from Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, announcing that public Sunday Masses in the Archdiocese were being resumed on a restricted basis on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi,…