Six Augustinian Recollect friars renewed their vows today, April 25, at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish – Recoletos.
They are Fray Corvin R. Maturan, OAR, Fray Julius M. Marcos, OAR, Fray Anthony A. Morillo, OAR, Fray Vicente L. Ramon, OAR, Fray Ferdinand V. Fornillos, OAR, and Fray Cristopher C. Maspara, OAR.
The rite of renewal of religious vows was presided by Rev. Fr. Leopoldo Estioko, OAR. It was done in time for the six’s 25th Sacerdotal Ordination Anniversary and 30th Anniversary of Simple Profession of Vows.
It was attended by lay and religious priests hailing from the different Augustinian Recollect communities in the Visayas such as Augustinian Recollect Sisters, Colegio de Sto. Tomas – Recoletos (San Carlos City, Negros Occidental), University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos (Bacolod City, Negros Occidental), Our Lady of Consolation Parish Recoletos (Talisay City, Cebu), Secular Augustinian Recollect Fraternity (SARF), families and benefactors of the jubilarians.
One of the formators of the jubilarians, Fray Joseph Philip Trayvilla, OAR, gave the homily and addressed a message to the six priests.
“My dear jubilarians, God’s grace has been sufficient and will always be sufficient for us. Mao na nga ania pa ta,” he said.
The Holy Mass was followed with the taking of pictures of the priests with their family and friends.
Then, a short program came after at the USJ-R main lobby. To cap off the event, a handwritten scroll from Vatican was given to each of the jubilarians.
Written by Lorraine Mitzi A. Ambrad
University of San Jose - Recoletos
Year Founded 1947