Carlos Legaspi, Jr.
The Father Rector and General Vice –Rector of Universitaria Agustiniana in Bogota, Colombia visited the University of Negros Occidental –Recoletos, Bacolod City, February 8 -10, 2017. Rev. Fr. Carlos Alberto Villabona Vargas, OAR and Dr. Ricardo Rojas Lopez, MSc inked a Memorandum of Understanding with UNO-R for possible partnerships in the area of student and faculty mobility, short-term and degree programs, international joint academic meetings, and conferences and collaborative research. The MOU was signed by Fr. Villabona; Dr. Rojas; UNO-R President Fr. Eduardo S. Celiz, Jr., OAR and VP-Administration, Fr. Enrico Peter Silab, OAR
UNO-R HOSTS 31ST SCORES
THE 31st Student Congress of Recollect Schools (SCORES) is now held at the University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos, Bacolod City with the theme, “Recollect Youth: Communicators of truth and Mercy.” SCORES will run from January 23 – 27, 2017.
The University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos had its ground breaking ceremony of the four –storey Integrated School Building ,January 5 , 2017. This new facility is built to house the Basic Education Department of the university.
The University celebrated the 428th day of the Order last Dec. 5, 2016. The day started with the Vocation Talk at the auditorium at 7:30 am. It was attended by Religious Education students. It was followed by a concelebrated Thanksgiving Mass led by Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon, SDB, DD. The Bishop reminded everyone to be in communion with God. It is through loving and sharing to one another that makes Christmas a memorable event. The Bishop also asked everyone to be in contemplation with the Blessed Trinity. He encouraged everyone to see the Triune God in each one.
Dr. Camenda Leonoras leads the new set of 2016 officers of the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity – UNO-R chapter. The other officers are: Christopher Taclobos – Vice President; Rodelio Gasparillo – 1st Councilor; Lino Sumbillo, Jr. – 2nd Councilor; Arabella Ananoria – 3rd Councilor; Diana Concepcion – Secretary; Jesusa Escalona – Treasurer; and Mary Jane Eranista – Formation Director. Rev. Fr. William Villaflor is the SARF – UNO-R Spiritual Director.
BACOLOD CITY—The Religious Education Department will celebrate the annual UNO-R Catholic Faith Festival, Sept . 23 – 24 at the university campus. It will open with a Sending –off liturgy at 7:30 with the REED walk for the Family from the university Grandstand to the gym. Bacolod Bishop Most Rev. Patricio Buzon, SDB, DD and Bishop Emeritus Most Rev. Vicente Navarra, DD will grace the occasion.
The community of the University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos celebrated the feast f St. Ezekiel Moreno last August 19. The day opened with a walk for healing from the Provincial Capitol Lagoon to the university gym. The walk for healing was started as a tradition by Rev. Fr. Antonio Limchaypo, OAR in 2007.
On the feast of St. Monica, the pious mother of St. Augustine, August 27, the 2nd round of the lecture series on the Life and works of Padre Mauricio Ferrero, OAR, whose centennial death anniversary is celebrated, will be held at the UNO-R President’s Hall at 8 am.
Rev. Fr. Eduardo Celiz, Jr. OAR will be celebrating his 25th sacerdotal jubilee on August 25, 2016. He will be concelebrating at the Thanksgiving Mass with his co-jubilarians at the Our Lady of Consolation Parish in Miranila, Quezon City on the 25th.
LAUNCHING OF THE CENTENNIAL OF PADRE FERRERO
The Diocese of Bacolod, with the OAR Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, will formally launch the year -long commemoration of the 100th Death Anniversary of Padre Mauricio Ferrero,OAR on June 20, 2016.
The launching activity begins with a short talk Eucharistic celebration at 8 am at the San Sebastian Cathedral followed by the Opening of Exhibits at the Diocesan Museum. Lay administrators, Religious Education and Senior High School students are the official delegates to the said launching.
Fr. Ferrero is known as “the Builder of Bacolod”. He built the lay-out plan of the City. He renovated the San Sebastian Cathedral and founded the Old Provincial jail. Professor Emmanuel Luis A. Romanillos will also be launching his book entitled, "Significant Events in Bacolod, Negros Occidental (1871-1909) in the Parish Chronicle of Fr. Mauricio Ferrero, OAR and other essays."