Father Provincial Emphasizes Importance of Renewal Visit

By Jesse Meer Alipes | June 7, 2021

Baguio City— Rev. Fr. Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR Prior Provincial of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno of the Order of Augustinian Recollects had the Visit of Renewal to the community of Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary, last June 4-5 2021. Fr. Selma’s Visit of Renewal to the Recoletos de Baguio community is his last as the…

FRONTLINERS. Dorothy Joy Panelo, RN, Seminary Nurse (second from the left) pose before the camera with the volunteer seminarians as they wait for the arrival of the returning seminarians

Returning Seminarians Undergo 14-day Quarantine

by: Bro. Jesse Meer E. Alipes BAGUIO CITY– During this pandemic, we can never be so sure. This is the caution of Dorothy Joy Panelo, RN, Seminary Nurse, during the arrival of the returning seminarians last August 3, 2020. “We can never know who is the carrier of the virus,” she said. “Therefore, it is…

CaReS Holds In-Service Training for Religious and Lay Formators

By: Bro. Jesse Meer E. Alipes BAGUIO CITY­–Learning will still go on despite the odds. This was the message of the Rector of Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary during his opening remarks for the 2020 In-Service Training (INSET) for religious and lay formators with the theme “Enhancing the Pedagogical Competencies of CaReS Formators in the Context of…

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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…