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.
MANILA--The San Sebastian Parish launches the year-long celebrations of the 4th centenary of the arrival in the Philippines of the first image of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
The celebrations began with the traditional novena in honor of our Lady of Mount Carmel culminating with a Solemn Thanksgiving Mass on the 16th of July 2017. No other than the Prior Provincial of the Philippines Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, Rev. Fr. Dionisio Selma, OAR was the main celebrant together with more than twenty Recollect Religious and Clergy concelebrants.
The parish priest, Rev. Fr. Antonio "Joy" Zabala, OAR took the opportunity to present the activities lined up for the year.
Right after the Mass, hundreds of parishioners and devotees joined the procession around the parish. Viva! Virgen del Carmen, Guapa!
August 28, 2017
Our Lady of Consolation Parish
Fray Paul S. Demillones, OAR (Tacloban, Leyte)
Fray Niel Ryan E. Jarumay, OAR (Canlaon City, Negros Oriental)
Fray Keneth B. Pahamutang, OAR (Tagbilaran City, Bohol)
Fray Robin Ross S. Plata, OAR (Candelaria, Quezon Province)
Fray Elpedio N. Sarita Jr., OAR (Valencia, Negros Oriental)
Fray Kenneth S. Caligdong, OAR (Brooke’s Point, Palawan)