Recoletos School of Theology


A welcome message from the Rector of the Recoletos School of Theology

I extend my warm welcome to you on behalf of the members of the Recoletos School of Theology (RST) Community: Professors, Administrative and Services Personnel, Students and Alumni.

Our Theology School is a Catholic Institution, owned and managed by the Recollect Friars known as the Recoletos, and an affiliate of the Royal and Pontifical University of Santo Tomas. We offer Bachelor of Arts degree in Sacred Theology with Pontifical rights, and our Master of Arts degree in Theology program is CHEd (Commission on Higher Education) recognized with majors in Systematic Theology, Church History, Augustinian Studies and Spirituality, Moral Theology, Biblical Catechesis, New Testament Translation to Mother Tongue and Old Testament Translation to Mother Tongue.

Friendly communitarian ambience and innovation are terms which are highly cherished by the Recoletos educational tradition. These values are reflected in our school vision to be a theological center for communion, research, and faith experience. We are a friendly community searching for truth and we boast of a pool of professors from different religious congregations and dioceses, added to our regular team of Recollect professors.  We constantly work for innovation in our curriculum program and communication technology to make RST a comprehensive ecclesiastical and a civil institution of higher learning.

You are all very welcome at RST!

Fr. Mark Rochelle F. Renacia, OAR

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What's Happening

Proposal Thesis Defense of Fray Judd Galinato, OAR

By Apol dela Cruz | September 26, 2023

THE PASTORAL MINISTRY OF BLESSED LEON INCHAUSTI AND BLESSED JOSE RADA IN SEVEN PARISHES IN BOHOL IN 1885-1898 Date:   September 29, 2023  (1:00 PM) Name:   Fray Judd C. Galinato, OAR Thesis Adviser:    Prof. Emmanuel Luis A. Romanillos, HEL Thesis Panelist:   Fr. Mark Rochelle Renacia, OAR Fr. Emilio Edgardo Quilatan, OAR Fr. Rene Paglinawan, OAR…

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RFC community had its four new Lectors and seven new Acolytes

By recoletos | May 21, 2023

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY – Recoletos Formation Center had its four formands instituted to the Ministry of Lectors and seven to the Ministry of Acolytes during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at the St. Thomas of Villanova Chapel last May 20, 2023.   Fray Bernard C Amparado, OAR, the Prior Provincial of St.…

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RST Lakbay-Aral returns after three years of a break due to COVID-19 Pandemic

By recoletos | May 2, 2023

MIRA NILA Homes, Quezon City – Recoletos School of Theology resumes its Lakbay Aral Event as they search for truth this Academic Year last April 11 – 12, 2023.   At the early dawn of 5:00 AM, the students gathered in the school to settle and departed from the vicinity. Their first destination was in…

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Two Augustinian Recollect friars were ordained to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate

By recoletos | November 21, 2022

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY – Fray Ivan C. Cuison, OAR, and Fray Jhoben M. Rodriguez, OAR were ordained to the Sacred Order of the Diaconate on Saturday, November 20, 2022 at Our Lady of Consolation Parish. Most Rev. Teodoro C Bacani, DD, Bishop-Emeritus of the Diocese of Novaliches, officiated the Diaconal Ordination together with…

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Prior Provincial receives 2 Recollect friars in the Solemn Profession

By recoletos | October 18, 2022

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY – Two Augustinian Recollect friars said their definitive “yes” to God as they solemnly professed the Evangelical Counsels last Saturday, October 15, 2022, at Our Lady of Consolation Parish. They were Fray Ivan C. Cuison, OAR, and Fray Jhoben M. Rodriguez, OAR, who are now incorporated perpetually as members of…

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RST Celebrates Mass of the Holy Spirit

By recoletos | August 30, 2022

Mira Nila Homes, QUEZON CITY –The Recoletos School of Theology (RST) celebrated its Mass of the Holy Spirit at Our Lady of Consolation Parish last August 26, 2022. The celebration was presided over by Very Rev. Bernard Cañada Amparado, OAR, the newly elected prior provincial of the Augustinian Recollect Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno. Also,…

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Recoletos School of Theology holds first face-to-face classes since the Outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic

By recoletos | August 17, 2022

Mira-Nila Homes, Quezon City, Philippines- August 15, 2022, on the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Rev. Fr. Ian Anthony Espartero, OAR, Dean of Studies of Recoletos School of Theology, formally opened the new academic year 2022-2023. Fr. Dean also presented the orientation regarding the institution’s rules and regulations along with its…

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Bishop Ted Bacani ordains Fray Ramon Bitancor, III to the Order of Presbyterate – December 5, 2021

By recoletos | December 9, 2021

Mira Nila, QUEZON CITY –  A day before the 433rd founding anniversary of the Order of Augustinian Recollects, Fray Ramon Buslon Bitancor, III Augustinian Recollect deacon was ordained to the Sacred Order of Presbyterate on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Our Lady of Consolation Parish. Most Rev. Teodoro C. Bacani, Jr., DD, Bishop Emeritus of…

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Recollects blessed with ordinations to Diaconate

By recoletos | December 1, 2021

Mira-Nila Homes, Quezon City, Philippines – The Order of Augustinian Recollects of the province of St. Ezekiel Moreno (Philippines) is blessed to have the diaconal ordination of the three young recollect friars last November 27, 2021. Fray Ricky John Austria, OAR from Tiwi, Albay, Fray Julius James Tinapao, OAR from Bayawan City, Negros Oriental and…

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RST celebrates the 400 foundation Anniversary of San Nicolás de Tolentino Province

By recoletos | September 10, 2021

RST celebrates the 400 foundation anniversary of the mother province San Nicalos de Tolentino with the second part of the lecture series titled—OAR STORY. The webinar, which started at 8:15 in the morning, was hosted by Fr. Ernil Almayo, the provincial secretary, and was participated in by more than 400 participants via zoom and four…

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OAR Stories

St. Augustine and His Monastic Ideals

Birth of the Augustinian Recollection

The Province of San Nicolas de Tolentino

The Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno: Beginnings, Restructuring, and Revitalization

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Academic Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Sacred Theology

The Recoletos School of theology, as an affiliate of the Royal and Pontifical University of Sto. Tomas, offers a Bachelor’s degree in Sacred Theology (BST). This is a three-year or six-semester degree program.  To obtain this degree, candidates are to complete a total of 134 units of theological studies and 9 seminar courses.

Master of Arts in Theology

Recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd), the school offers a Master of Arts degree in Theology (MAT) with specializations in Church History and Systematic Theology, Moral Theology, Biblical Catechesis, New Testament (Greek) Translation to Mother Tongue, Old Testament (Hebrew) Translation to Mother Tongue, and Augustinian Spirituality and Pedagogy.

Admission Requirements

Enrolment Procedures


RST admits future members of the clergy and candidates to religious life and to pious organizations.   It is also open to lay persons, provided they meet the required qualifications stated in Sapientia Christiana, Art. 31 and RST Statutes.

On the scheduled days for enrolment, students are to fill out the enrolment form.  Data that are of primary importance include the following: updated Personal Information, Curricular offering data i.e. courses, schedule of classes and number of units to be taken.



  1. Download the ENROLMENT FORM from the website: You can also access the same form from your RST Facebook Group account.
  2. After filling up the FORM, rename each file by using this format: SurnameFirstNameYearLevel. Use the following codes to designate your year level: 1 (first year), 2 (second year), 3 (third year), 4 (MAT Completers).Example: DelmundoRedentor1


  3. Send your accomplished FORM as PDF files to the Registrar through this email address:
  4. Entrance Examinations (online or in-person) : Until August 5, 2023
  5. The enrolment is scheduled on August 7-11, 2023.

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