As a sign of acceptance to the novitiate, five postulants were given their habit last July 6, 2021.
The novitiate formation program is a year of discernment for brothers who wish to fully live the Augustinian way of life by professing the vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience.
The five novices are:
Monasterio de Guadalupe
Arjie Santosidad – Kinatarcan Island, Sta. Fe, Cebu
Rey Gungob – Consolacion, Cebu
Katrieno Bennit Jorda – Matag-ob, Leyte
Rafael Martin Musa – Muntinlupa, City
Vicariate of the Orient
Reyl Jon Esma – Olongapo City, Zambales
The rite of acceptance and blessing of the Augustinian habit was led by Fr. Eusebio B. Berdon, OSA, Prior of the Augustinian Novitiate and Prayer House, together with Fr. Joel L. Beronque, OSA, Novice Master, and the other members of the community namely: Fr. Leonard B. Realiza, OSA, Fr. Nicolas M. Echeveria, OSA, Fr. Romanico O. Cañon, OSA, Fr. Jasper V. Valmores, OSA, and Fr. Rodolfo A. Bugna, OSA.