The Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity-Provincialate chapter is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
The fraternity started in early 1990s through the encouragement of Fr. German Chicote, OAR and the perseverance of Fr. Leonardo Pauligue, OAR.
The chapter’s ten jubilarians: Bro. Abelardo A. Almeida, Sis. Flora A. Atienza, Sis. Hermenegilda Axalan, Sis. Amelia A. Casino +, Sis. Ma. Consolacion F. Cruz, Bro. Reynaldo C. Cruz, Sis. Sylvia Estacio, Sis. Zenaida R. Lapuz, Sis. Editha V. Padua, Sis. Margarita V. Ramos made their promise on May 10, 1992.
From the first ten SARs, the fraternity has grown to 81 members, 52 of which are active, 12 inactive and four living abroad and 14 deceased.
The chapter’s milestone, was noticed by Spiritual Director Fray Jose Ernil F. Almayo, OAR, when officers were preparing celebrations for his birthday, July 25.