Newly Ordained Priests to the Seminarians: “Grow where you are planted”

By Jesse Meer Alipes | September 5, 2021

BAGUIO CITY— “Grow where you are planted.” With these words, Rev. Fr. Virgilio Calalang, Jr., greeted the seminarians during their thanksgiving mass which he is the main celebrant, last September 1, 2021, at the seminary’s chapel. He is accompanied by Rev. Fr. Robin Ross Plata, OAR as the homilist. Raised to the ranks of priesthood…

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Opening Recollection emphasized on Vocation

Baguio City – Do not be afraid. Rev. Fr. Alan Jacinto, OAR, told the seminarians to embrace the problems and not run from it during the annual opening recollection he gave to the Seminarians of Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary last September 6, 2020. Fr. Jacinto, who is the National Vocation Director of the Province of St.…

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Fr. Rector: God may be silent, but never absent

Baguio City – The Rector of Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary is the main celebrant of the Mass of the Holy Spirit last September 5, 2020 at the Capilla de Nuestra Señora del Pilar. In his sermon, Rev. Fr. Bernard C. Amparado, OAR encouraged everyone to have faith in God’s mysterious ways of revealing the truth amidst…

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Online Orientation Marks the Opening of the New Academic Year

By: Jesse Meer E. Alipes BAGUIO CITY ­– Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary opens Academic Year 2020-2021 with an orientation on the use of the Learning Management System (LMS) of CaReS and on Distance Learning and Learning Packets last August 24, at the seminary Social Hall. On the first hour of the schedule, Mr. Michael V. Jarata,…

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Fourteen New Aspirants Join CaReS Community

By: Br. Jesse Meer E. Alipes BAGUIO CITY ­– Casiciaco Recoletos Seminary welcomes fourteen (14) new aspirants for the formation year 2020-2021, last August 21. The 14 neophytes arrived at the seminary grounds at around 2:00 p.m. aboard the bus chartered by the seminary. Upon arriving, the newcomers were welcomed by the seminarians as they…

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…