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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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…

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AR–OAR formands: Called and formed now, to be sent out later

Tagaytay City — Christ did not just send out his disciples to preach the Gospel. Before all else, he gave them proper formation. This was the content of the impassioned homily delivered by Rev. Benjamine Edobor, OAR to the gathering of formands of the Congregation of the Augustinian Recollect (AR) Sisters and the Order of…

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Family Apostolate’s Abad couple renews vows after 35 years

Baguio City — A member couple of the seminary’s Family Apostolate Program renewed their marriage vows on the occasion of their 35th wedding anniversary at the seminary chapel last Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Mr. and Mrs. James and Fanny Abad reiterated their love and commitment for each other before God, family members, and friends during…

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Fr. Provincial: “Wearer of the habit is a property of God”

Baguio City — The religious habit is a sign of the transcendental and supernatural realities which the wearer gives witness to in this highly secularized world of today. This was the content of the homily delivered by Rev. Fr. Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR during this year’s investiture of five formands of Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary on…

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Buwan ng Wika celebrated in the spirit of St. Augustine

Baguio City — Last August 28, 2019 was a red-letter day for both formators and formands as Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary observed on the same day the Solemnity of the Order’s holy father, St. Augustine, and the Culmination of Buwan ng Wika. The Order’s leading Augustinologist, Fr. Lauro Larlar, OAR, officiated the holy mass at 6:15…

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Language prof: “Our indigenous languages are sacred”

Baguio City — Seminarians and formators of Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary were reminded of the importance of preserving and enriching indigenous languages during a lecture given by a leading language scholar of the Cordilleras. “Our indigenous languages are sacred,” said Dr. Stephenie Lee Ong-Busbos, who gave a lecture on the indigenous languages in the country as…

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Fr. Greg at 73: “It is God’s gift to be old!”

Seminarian-favorite Fr. Federico Gregorio, OAR celebrates his 73rd birthday last September 2, 2019 and imparted nuggets of wisdom about gracefully growing old to the congregation during the 6:15 AM mass. Fr. Gregorio — fondly called Fr. Greg by seminarians — is the seminary’s director of Human Formation Program, the one seminarians talked to about matters…

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Fr. Bob celebrates 10th sacerdotal anniversary

Baguio City — The Prefect of Discipline of Senior High School seminarians reached a milestone in his priestly life last August 27, 2019. Fr. Bob Cabanag, OAR was joined by the Recoletos de Baguio community and his family members as he celebrated his 10th sacerdotal anniversary on the feast of Sta. Monica, the mother of…