Three Personnel Receive Service Award

By Correspondent Casiciaco | November 12, 2020

By: Br. Jesse Meer E. Alipes Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary recognizes three personnel for their invaluable service to the seminary last November 7, 2020 at the Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Pilar Chapel. The service awardees for this year are Judy Estabillo, ground maintenance personnel, for 30 years of service; Joyvell Dioquino-Camero, administrative staff for 15…

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CaReS donates 28 bags of blood amidst Covid-19 pandemic

The demand for blood has always been higher than its supply. This is a fact known only too well to Roselyn Reyes, a Medical Technologist III at the Baguio General Hospital Medical Center (BGHMC). “The need for blood reaches approximately 50 units a day at BGHMC alone,” she said. “On ordinary days, we could harvest…

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Fr. Rector feels humbled, somber as he turns 58

Baguio City — Last February 4, 2020 was a red-letter day for Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary in this city as the Rector celebrates his 58th birthday. But before the festivity for the annual Rector’s Day even started, however, the celebrant gave a somber reflection of what it means to grow in age and wisdom in this…

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Send-off Mass reminds 13th Raysters to pay it forward

Baguio City — After five days of intense immersion into the Augustinian Recollect way of life, the Raysters were sent off with the exhortation to share what they had experienced with their communities. “As we go home, what do we bring but Jesus. Let us listen to Jesus and be good examples to other youths…

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Fr. Provincial accepts 93 full-fledged RAY

Baguio City — New members were added to the growing family of the Order of Augustinian Recollects (OAR) in the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno. The Prior of the Province, Rev. Fr. Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR, formally accepted ninety-three (93) young people during their solemn installation as full-fledged members of the Recollect Augustinian Youth last…

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Day 3: Discernment, social media, and the mission to love

By Bro. June Clark Solas and Bro. John Philippe Sosongco The third day of 13th RAYNS started with Lauds and Meditation at the seminary facade at 6:15 AM participated by all seminarians and RAY delegates in honor of St. Thomas of Villanova. It was briefly followed by breakfast at the seminary refectory. The talk started…

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‘Discernment’ isn’t about your will

Baguio City — Fr. Jason Laguerta’s vocation story began with his favorite spaghetti and fried chicken. Fr. Laguerta of the Archdiocese of Manila said back then, he could only eat his favorite food on his birthdays. And yet his mom would prepare them every Sunday for the priest who would be saying mass in the…

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Busy Day 2 leaves Raysters exhausted but elated

By Bro. Andrew Kim D. Bitangjol The second day of the 13th Recollect Augustinian Youth National Summit begins with a typical Morning Prayer held at the seminary facade. The freezing wind gave the youth shivers, yet they still maintained a prayerful disposition. After that, they had breakfast and a short welcome program was given by…

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Fr. Buloy to 13th Raysters: Imitate Jesus and Mary

Baguio City — Many talks had been given to drive home the point of the theme for this year’s 13th Recollect Augustinian Youth National Summit (RAYNS), which is, “I am RAY: A Message and a Messenger.” But the Seminary Liturgist and Senior High School Spiritual Director, Fr. Alexus Mansueto, OAR, might have given the runaway…

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RAYNS Day 2: Talks center on youth evangelization, sex, and sexuality

Baguio City — A priest active in the youth ministry was the lone speaker during the second day of the 13th Recollect Augustinian Youth National Summit (RAYNS) held at Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary in this city last January 21, 2020. Fr. Juvelan Paul Samia, a member of the Salesians of Don Bosco, discussed for the whole…