Recoletos School of Theology

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By Austria | September 24, 2019

The Recoletos Formation Community (RFC) of Mira Nila, Quezon City joined their confreres at the St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate – Recoletos (SEMoNoRe) in Antipolo City in commemorating the Feast of St. Ezekiel Moreno on August 19, 2019. The highlight of the occasion was the Eucharistic celebration presided by Rev. Fr. Gerry Orbos, SVD, whose healing … Read more

Recoletos School of Theology Opens New Academic Year

By Austria | September 24, 2019

Rev. Fr. Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR, the Prior Provincial of St. Ezekiel Moreno, officially opened the Recoletos School of Theology (RST) Academic Year 2019 – 2020 during the 8:00 AM Mass of the Holy Spirit on August 8, 2019 at the Our Lady of Consolation Parish – Recoletos in Mira-Nila Homes, Quezon City. In his … Read more

Institution to the Ministries of Acolyte and Lector at Our Lady of Consolation Parish

By Austria | May 21, 2019

The institution to the ministries of acolyte and lector was incorporated to the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at the Our Lady of Consolation Parish last May 4, 2019.  The celebration started at six o’clock in the morning. Fr. Dionisio Q. Selma, the Prior Provincial of the St. Ezekiel Moreno, presided the Eucharist and the … Read more

Recoletos School of Theology conducted a theological symposium on “COMMUNION IN CHRIST”

By Austria | May 21, 2019

Quezon City—Recoletos School of Theology conducted a half-day theological symposium at the Bulwagang Rekoletos Atrium. The said event dwelt on the theme “COMMUNION IN CHRIST.” The event commenced with Fr. Lauro V. Larlar, OAR, the Rector of RST, setting the tone of the gathering by a brief introduction of what the symposium and a warmly … Read more

RST Students’ Annual Excursion

By Austria | April 24, 2019

April 11, 2019 – RST students travelled to Little Bridge Resort, Taal, Batangas for the annual excursion. The theology students left RST at around 5:00 in the morning. The excursion included a side trip to the Shrine of St. Martin de Tours for prayers and some pictorials for souvenir purposes.  The Mass was celebrated at … Read more

Treading “El Camino de San Ezekiel”

By Austria | April 24, 2019

Since April 9, 2019 was a national holiday to commemorate the Araw ng Kagitingan, it was decided that the community will go on a pilgrimage on foot to the St. Ezekiel Moreno Novitiate – Recoletos (SEMoNoRe)  in Antipolo City. In preparation for the event, Rev. Fr. Lauro V. Larlar, OAR gave a talk on being … Read more

Br. Arun David defended his Masteral Thesis

By Austria | April 24, 2019

Br. Arun David defended his Masteral Thesis on “The Eucharist as center of Guanellian Institute” last  March 20, 2019 at 2 pm at Recoletos School of Theology. The defense was successfully made before the panel members: Fr. Kenneth Joseph L. Onda, OAR, Fr. Ranielle P. Pineda, Fr. James C. Castelo, OAR, and his adviser Fr. … Read more

Despedida and Birthday Celebrations

By Austria | March 31, 2019

March 16 2019 — The Recoletos Formation Center held a two-fold celebration: the despedida party for Fray Francisco Javier Monroy, OAR and the advanced birthday celebration of Fray José Enrico Gallego, OAR. This bipartite celebration was held in the seminary refectory at 7:00 in the evening. The program started with a prayer. Then the brothers … Read more

Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas, D.D. Donates to the Augustinian Recollects the Parish of Our Lady of the Visitation, Urbiztondo, Pangasinan

By Austria | March 26, 2019

Archbishop Socrates Villegas, D.D., Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan, donates to the Augustinian Recollects the Parish of Our Lady of the Visitation, Urbiztondo, Pangasinan, in the presence of Fr. Miguel Mirò, Prior General of the Order of Augustinian Recollects last March 15, 2019. Bishop Socrates and Fr. Selma, on the altar of the Parish … Read more

Fray Charlemagne D. Marin Successfully Defends Final Thesis

By Austria | March 26, 2019

March 13, 2019, 3:00 PM commences the final thesis defense of graduating students of the Recoletos School of Theology starting with Fray Charlemagne D. Marin, Jr., OAR. His thesis work was on Church History entitled “The Augustinian Recollect Contributions in the Evangelization of Romblon (1635-1933).” His adviser was Professor Emmanuel Luis Romanillos. The thesis defense … Read more


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The Recoletos Formation Center, located at 81 Alondras Street, Mira-Nila Homes, Congressional Avenue Extension, Quezon City, is the theological formation house of the Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno of the Order of the Augustinina Recollects. Its history is interwover with Recoletos School of theology which is the theological arm of Recoletos Formation Center. As a theological center it offers a rigorous ecclesiastical curriculum in Bachelor of Arts in Sacred Theology affiliated with the University of Santo Tomas (UST) and a civil degree of Master of Arts in Theology (MAT) recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). It is owned and operated by the friars of the Order of Augustinian Recollects, Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno.


What did we see? Why digitize the physical documents of the Recoletos Formation Center and the Recoletos School of Theology?

Yes, we saw the need to preserve and better organize the files of the seminary.  We realize the value of making information about the formation house and center of theological studies more accessible to others.  This is for the benefit of the whole, of the wider society.  And something more! Digitizing our physical documents is expression of the essential element of our Augustinian monastic tradition, which “embraces the apostolate of the harmonious search for the truth and its fullest possible sharing in the service of the Church” (OAR Constitutions 27).

Self-effacing and generous were our millenial confreres and lay collaborators, headed by the Research Director of the Recoletos School of Theology, in completing this digitization.  I thank God in these, our brothers and silent workers, as I pray with and for them and all the beneficiaries of the project.


History, Culture and Heritage-Recoletos

Since the entrance of the first thirteen Augustinian Recollect Missionaries to the Philippine Islands to the present time, the Order has not only contributed to the development of culture, advancement of history, and reinforcement of her legacy to the Philippine society but also continues, in the present time, to transform nations through education, evangelization and other mission works particularly in the peripheries.

This section of the web is two-pronged:  it is like a window through which present generations may peep through and discover the contributions of the Augustinian Recollects in the shaping and building of the history and culture of the Philippine nation; and it is  like a gate through which modern-day Augustinian Recollects recount endeavors and struggles in the works of new evangelization through arts, media, cultural heritage and the like as acts of participation in nation-building and engagements in the shaping of a national conscience.


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