MIRA-NILA HOMES, QUEZON CITY – Recoletos Formation Center (RFC) opens its Clausura and caters formation to eight (8) seminarians from four Pious Unions of Clerics: three (3) brothers from Disciples of Hope, one (1) from Oblates of the Alliance of the Two Hearts, one (1) from Emmanuel Servants of the Holy Trinity and three (3) from the Missionaries of Mary Mother of the Poor.
In a circular letter 2018-13, the Bishop of Novaliches mandates that “the admitting schools should see to it that those students live as interns in the Theological School and not as Externs only returning after classes to their individual ‘houses of formation’.”
The good Bishops, in the dialogue with the formators of RFC, asked the help of established religious congregations within his diocese to be partners in the religious formation of these Pious Unions and Public Associations of the Faithful prior to their promotion to the Orders.
The Recollect Formation Center accepted the brothers last August 12, 2018. They are accommodated in newly refurbished rooms and given all privileges in the use of facilities and avail of the religious formation program of the formation center together with the OAR religious formands.
Story by: Fray Jhoben M. Rodriguez, OAR