SSC-R Manila gets permit for SHS program

San Sebastian College- Recoletos Manila (SSC-R Manila) received the government permit for Senior High School (SHS) Program starting next Academic Year 2015-2016. The permit was officially granted last May 29 by the Department of Education National Capital Region. Pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act No. 9155 (Governance of Basic Education Act … [Read more...]

Fr. Delfin grateful in death

July 3 marks the loss of a good person in the Recoletos family, Rev. Fr. Delfin Castillo, OAR at the age of 68. He passed at 10:03 pm of multiple organ failure due to pancreatic cancer. “Fr. Delfin,” as most of his colleagues and friends called him, was born in Tacloban City Leyte on July 10, 1946. He had his simple profession on … [Read more...]

Sacred Music, Sacred Time

By David Goldman, November 2009 What is sacred music? If we simply mean music that assists liturgy or prayer, the category includes Protestant hymns, Christian rock, church chant, musical aids for the memorization of sacred texts, and countless other kinds of music. Much music provides indispensable assistance to divine service, but so do the … [Read more...]

A Silent Devotion

A ZENIT DAILY DISPATCH Brown Scapular: a Silent Devotion Carmelite Recounts Mary’s Promise to St. Simon Stock WASHINGTON, D.C., 16 JULY 2008 (ZENIT) On the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, we present here an article written by Discalced Carmelite Father Kieran Kavanaugh, on the devotion of the brown Carmelite scapular. Father Kavanaugh is … [Read more...]

Carmelite Spirituality

CARMELITE SPIRITUALITY by PAUL MARIE DE LA CROIX of the Order of Discalced Carmelites INTRODUCTION The Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel counts among its members many mystics and many saints, its roots are plunged deep in the Old Testament, its mission is specifically spiritual and yet at no time in the past does it seem to have made any … [Read more...]

Brown Scapular

THE BROWN SCAPULAR by Fr. William Most In the year 1251 a most momentous vision took place. St. Simon Stock, the Prior or the Carmelites, newly transplanted to England, prayed earnestly to Our Lady for help. Then: "To him appeared the Blessed Virgin with a multitude of angels, holding the Scapular of the Order in her blessed hands, and saying: … [Read more...]

Novena to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Novena to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (July 16th) To be prayed 7 to 15 July or at other times of the year First Day (7 July) O Beautiful Flower of Carmel, most fruitful vine, splendor of heaven, holy and singular, who brought forth the Son of God, still ever remaining a pure virgin, assist us in our necessity! O Star of the Sea, help and protect us! … [Read more...]

Scapular Devotion

THE SCAPULAR DEVOTION Christian P. Ceroke, O. Carm The most highly developed of Marian Scapular devotions is that of the Brown Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Since the seventeenth century, the Brown Scapular has been a universal Catholic devotion, considered to be, together with the rosary, a customary form of Marian devotional practice. … [Read more...]