by Carlos Eduardo Legaspi
The Recoletos Educational Apostolate in the Philippines (REAP) held a virtual novena in honor of St. Ezekiel Moreno as part of the Augustinian Recollect Integral Formation Program (ARIFP). The different schools took turns in sponsoring the Novena masses. The sponsors and celebrants were Colegio de San Pedro Academy -Recoletos with Fray Jay Parilla, OAR (Aug. 10); Colegio de San Nicolas de Tolentino with Fray Emilio P. Jaruda, OAR (Aug. 11); UNO-R with Fray Don Besana, OAR (Aug. 12); San Pedro Academy-Recoletos with Fr. Jessriel Marcha, OAR (Aug. 13); University of San Jose Recoletos, Balamban with Fray Christopher Gaspar, OAR (Aug. 14); San Sebastian College – Recoletos de Cavite with Fray Rommel Rubia, OAR (Aug. 15); Colegio de Santo Tomas – Recoletos with Fray Reiner Alviola, OAR (Aug.16); USJ-R, Main with Fray Arian Josef Ocheda, OAR (Aug. 17) and USJR, Basak with Fray Rouel Sia, OAR (Aug. 19).
Fray Dionisio Selma, OAR, Prior Provincial of the OAR Province of St. Ezekiel Moreno, officiated the Fiesta Mass at 6 PM via Facebook live at the San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish in Quezon City. Showing the Marian character of the Recollect communities, praying of the Rosary was done at the before the Novena Masses