Jornadas de Filosofia 2021 Culminates with Quiz Bee and Awarding Ceremony

By Jesse Meer Alipes | April 17, 2021

Baguio City— The four fraternities of seminarians competed for the last time in the Philosophical Quiz Bee as Jornadas de Filosofia 2021 culminates last April 16, 2021. A team of four members represented each fraternity from different year levels for the Philosophical Quiz Bee composed of three rounds—easy, average, and difficult. Fraternidad de Jesus Nazareno…

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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…

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Youth told: Witnessing outweighs preaching

Baguio City — If there is anyone who can be the best preacher of the Gospel to this age, it is the youth. This was the content of the homily given by Fr. Bernard C. Amparado, OAR during the first day of the 13th Recollect Augustinian Youth National Summit (RAYNS) held in this city from…

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CaReS hosts 159 delegates for 13th RAYNS

Baguio City — Maria Theresa Aranco had to leave Cebu City on January 19, 2020 — the one Sunday when the whole island was celebrating its world famous Sinulog festival in honor of the Sto. Niño — just to catch her 8 PM flight bound for Manila. A staff of the Campus Ministry Office of…