Jesus: Our Mission, The Giver of Vocation, Our Light

BAGUIO CITY – The activities on the second day of the 13th OAR Formands’ Encounter, January 11, 2023, are centered on Jesus Christ—the True Protagonist of the event. This centralization is the common denominator of the entire activities that happened on the second day. JESUS: OUR MISSION             Rev. Fr. Jessriel Marcha, OAR, currently the…

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Formands Encounter: First day (January 10, 2023)

BAGUIO CITY – Formands are reminded as “pilgrims of hope” as the first day of the 13th Formands Encounter unfolds. Fray Lauro Larlar, OAR, CARES Rector, presides the votive mass in honor of St. Ezekiel Moreno, the Patron of the Province. In his homily, he directs the focus of formands to the Crucified Christ so…

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Formands Encounter: Arrival (January 9, 2003)

BAGUIO CITY – Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary (CARES) hosts the 13th Formands Encounter on January 9-12, 2023 with the theme: Walking Together: The Augustinian Recollect Spirit of Synodality.  The formands (aspirants, postulants, pre-novices, novices, simply professed friars and deacons) of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno of the Order of Augustinian Recollects, formators, and personnel convene…

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Vinschool The Harmony, Vietnam is CST-R’s New Partner School; Thomasians Join Learners Summit

SAN CARLOS CITY, Neg. Occidental – Two Thomasian speakers joined the Young Learners Summit: Sustainable Development Goals of Vinschool The Harmony, based in Ha Hoi, Vietnam, last December 21, 2022, via Zoom.             Jawn Philip Joy Alvarez and Alec Duane Pascua, both eleventh graders, discussed how Colegio de Sto. Tomas-Recoletos are achieving the Sustainable Development…

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The Magi: Random Details

• The Gospel does not say how many Magi paid homage to Jesus. The names Gaspar, Melchor, and Baltazar are not mentioned. We only know a little about the Magi—that they come from the East and journeyed to Bethlehem, following an astrological sign. So, we presuppose them to be astrologers. We assume that there were…

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The Gift that Endures: Gasa ni Tomas 2022

SAN CARLOS CITY, Neg. Occidental-Gasa ni Tomas (Gift of St. Thomas) through the Community Extension & Development Office (CEDO) gathered 120 pedicab (foot-pedaled cab) drivers at Colegio de Sto. Tomas-Recoletos last December 22, 2022 despite the rain and cold northwesterly winds. The beneficiaries joined CST-R religious administrators in prayer outside the St. Thomas of Villanova…

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LECTIO DIVINA: MOTHER OF GOD

LK. 2:16-21 We invoke the Holy Spirit using the words of St. Augustine.           Come, Holy Spirit, by whom every devout soul, who believes in Christ, is sanctified to become a citizen of the City of God! (en. Ps. 45:8) Come, Holy Spirit, grant that we receive the motions of God, put in us your…

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