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The Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno celebrated its 20thFounding Anniversary at the Recoletos Formation Center, Mira-Nila Homes, Quezon City last November 27-28, 2018.
A two-day celebration was organized. The first day festivities, intended exclusively for the Recollect friars of the Province, started with a Eucharistic celebration presided by His Excellency, Most Rev. Teodoro C. Bacani, Jr., DD., Bishop-Emeritus of Navaliches. A bonding sports program of activities in the morning and a heart-to-heart talk with the Prior Provincial in the evening were held for the first day.
During the second day, when the whole of the Recollect Family is included namely the Congregation of the Augustinian Recollect Sisters (AR), the Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity (SARF), the Recollect Augustinian Youth (RAY) of Our Lady of Consolation Parish (OLCP), and some of the Former Seminarians of the Order of Augustinian Recollects (ForSOAR), a Five-Year Plan towards the Province’s Silver anniversary in 2023 was launched by the Provincial, Rev Fr. Dionisio Q. Selma, OAR in cooperation with the members of the Provincial Secretariats and Commissions.
Although some Recollect friars and members of the Order of Augustinian Recollect Nuns in the Monastery in Bacolod were not personally and physically present, they were united with the whole Recoletos family in prayers. A discussion on consecrated life, related history and ecology concluded the second day of the celebration.
Fray Jay-Jasper Jamelo, OAR