Former Seminarians of the Order of Augustinian Recollects
Service To All,
the Recollect way.
ForSOAR Daily Prayer
Almighty God and Father, we thank you for giving us a shared experience of prayer, study, community life, and apostolate in the spirituality and tradition of the Order of Augustinian Recollects that we value and cherish.
We seek your divine guidance, as we continue to discern life’s choices. In our journey of faith, give us the wisdom to make the right decisions for ourselves, for our family, and for those entrusted to our care.
Grant us the strength to walk in the light of true Christian freedom and grace, by always trusting in your Divine Providence. May our lives be faithful, fruitful, and free, even as we fulfill our duties, whether in single-blessedness or as married individuals. Bless us with the grace to emulate the teachings, examples, values, and virtues of our revered patron, St. Augustine, that we may continue to sow seeds of charity and communion both in the Church and in society.
In times of anxiety and despondence, be our peace. In moments of confusion and doubt, be our guiding light, so that with clarity and confidence, we can always choose your divine will.
With grateful hearts, we place our lives in your hands, trusting that your grace will sustain us, as we strive to live a life of humility, silent work, and charity.
We make this prayer through Christ, Our Lord. AMEN.
Our Lady of the Pillar, pray for us.
St. Augustine, pray for us.
St. Nicholas of Tolentine, pray for us.
St. Ezekiel Moreno, pray for us.
St. Lorenzo Ruiz, pray for us.
St. Pedro Calungsod, pray for us.
Cum permissu superiorum
(Sgd.) Rev. Fr. Bernard C. Amparado, OAR
Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno
January 20, 2024
(Sgd.) Rev. Fr. Mark Rochelle F. Renacia, OAR, SThD
January 25, 2024
(Sgd.) +Most Rev. Gerardo A. Alminaza, D.D., SThL
Bishop of the Diocese of San Carlos
January 25, 2024
Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul
Who we are
ForSOAR stands for Former Seminarians of the Order of Augustinian Recollects. Such is the working definition thus far since time immemorial. The group consists of mixed categories as professed, ordained, theologians and philosophers who now have different types of calling and missions. In a religious parlance, priesthood is irreplaceable–forever a commitment. “You are a priest forever in the line of Melchizedek.” However, it is also understood from the words of the Gospel that indeed “Many are called but few are chosen.” In a catechetical hermeneutics it is not a comparison between priesthood and married life. Simply put, both requires Christian witnessing. And St. Augustine’s frequently sought eternal emblem says “My heart is restless until it rests in thee.”
-Excerpt from Abe Latoza’s article posted in RECOLETOS.PH
Official Theme Song of the ForSOAR Grand Reunion 2015
Lyrics: Nero Bautista
Music: Rex Sayson
Performed by: Raymund Alcedo, OAR with Casiciaco Seminarians
Music and Video Production: Boyax Jaranilla, OAR