Despedida Party for Fr. Dexter

BAGUIO CITY – On May 18, 2024, the Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary (CaReS) community organized a simple farewell party for Fr. James Dexter Tanquis, OAR.

Members of different seminary organizations and seminary friends attended the celebration.

The event started with a vespers, followed by dinner, and then the program, during which the community presented a tribute to Fr. Dex.

Members of Cofradia de Nuestra Señora del Pilar presented first, followed by the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity (SARF), then the community offered a serenade, followed by a community dance.

Members of Cofradia de Nuestra Señora del Pilar showcase their talents.

 In his message, Fr. Dex thanked the community and everyone who attended the event for his meaningful and fruitful journey in Baguio City.

Fr. James Dexter Tanquis, OAR giving his farewell speech to CaReS community .

As the community bid farewell to Fr. Dex, a mix of emotions was in the air: a sense of melancholy but also a feeling of pride and anticipation. Everyone looked forward with hope to his new assignment at San Sebastian College-Manila, knowing that he would continue to inspire and guide others in his priestly mission.

Thank you, and God bless you in your next endeavor in the educational apostolate, Fr. Dex!

Casiciaco Correspondent

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