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Former Seminarians of the Order of Augustinian Recollects

Service To All,
the Recollect way.

Enlightened Understanding: Seeing Beyond the Physical

February 13, 2024; Tuesday of Week 6 GOSPEL Mark 8:14–21 The disciples had forgotten to bring bread, and

ForSOAR – Bicol Chapter: A Spirited Success in Camaraderie

Tiwi, Albay, February 3, 2024 — We are thrilled to report on the success of the recent gathering

Embracing Morning Splendor: A Reflection on Nature’s Blessings

As I embarked on my morning walk, I found myself immersed in the captivating beauty of nature. The

True Faith: Beyond Signs and Miracles

February 12, 2024, Monday of Week 6 GOSPEL Mark 8:11–13 The Pharisees came forward and began to argue

Embracing Compassion: Healing Touch in the Gospel

February 11, 2024, 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time GOSPEL Mark 1:40–45 A leper came to Jesus and kneeling

Jesus’ Compassion and Abundance

February 10, 2024, Saturday of Week 5 Photo Reference: https://christian.art/daily-gospel-reading/mark-8-1-10-2021/ GOSPEL Mark 8:1–10 In those days when there

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
Prior Provincial
Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno
January 20, 2024


Nihil Obstat:
(Sgd.) Rev. Fr. Mark Rochelle F. Renacia, OAR, SThD
Censor Deputatus
January 25, 2024

 

IMPRIMATUR:
(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

Spiritual Landmarks

Check out Fr. Soy Hernando, MB, SThL, a true ForSOAR who will inspire you with his reflections. He’ll give your daily grind a boost and help you find your true purpose in life. Come join us on the journey towards enlightenment with Fr. Soy.
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Limang Dekada

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

What we do

We encourage each other to relive the Augustinian Recollect spirit of fraternity and communion that we used to live during our seminary days. On a greater scale we strive to be relevant in the respective communities we belong as true disciples of Christ.