Baguio City—With either one of them missing, “both faith and reason would become impoverished.” This was how Prof. Mark Joseph Calano summed up the contents of the papal encyclical “Fides et Ratio” (Faith and Reason) during a lecture he delivered at Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary mini-theater last Sept. 14, 2018. “Faith and reason are needed together,” said Prof. … Read more
Casiciaco was originally planned to be in some other part of the Philippines but circumstances led for it to be finally built in its present site, Baguio. Looking back at the original plan, it’s quite hard to imagine the place that many people once called home to be in another place.It was in 1953 that … Read more
A year ago, a renewal of vows for a couple who were in their senior years was held at the seminary chapel. I found it sweet that their love endured many decades, yet they were looking at each other as if it was their first time to get married. I was not aware who they … Read more
July 31, 2014 – The Neophytes and a returnee had their audition for “Dulaang Rekoleto” (the seminary’s established group of artists). The event started around 9:00 pm at the mini-theater. There were twenty-three neophytes and one returnee who showed their talent in acting. The audition started with a prayer through singing lead by Bro. Rex Sayson. Bros. … Read more
This formation year 2014-2015 maintained its average number of formators and formands. The following present a demographics of the CaReS population. The fourth year brothers (Sojourners) started at 30 but after three years, the number decreased because some of them chose to live and discern their lives outside of the seminary. Currently, there are … Read more
CasiciacoRecoletos Seminary – The community, together with the Family Apostolate members, gathered at the Our Lady of the Pillar Chapel for the regular general prayer meeting and the much anticipated distribution of the neophytes to their respective foster families. The gathering started at around two in the afternoon last July27, 2014. Bro. Nero Facelo Bautista and … Read more
After the opening mass, all the alumni gathered in the seminary refectory for the “Kamustahan”, a special program intended to refresh them of their experiences during the time that they were still seminarians of the institution. The entire community was serenaded by the all female band The Bean Bag Roasters of Kaffe Klutch. They brought … Read more
Graduation in the seminary context is extra special as it does not only mean their college diploma. Even more significant is their commencement to the next level of formation which is the Pre-Novitiate. On March 23, 2014, 17 Seekers received their AB Classical Philosophy diploma while 11 of them took the next step of formation.