AR Sisters Launch the 3rd Centenary of the Arrival of the Talangpaz Sisters in Calumpang

Manila, Philippines- The Augustinian Recollect Sisters launched the 3rd centenary of the Arrival of the Talangpaz Sisters (Foundresses of the Augustinian Recollect Sisters) in Calumpang last July 16, 2018 at St. Rita College- Manila- Chapel. Gathered around the maternal mantle of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, the Augustinian Recollect Sisters started the momentous occasion with a video on catechesis about the Talangpaz Sisters and fruits of their devotion to our Lady of Mt. Carmel with Sr. Maria Lirio L. Guillermo, AR, one of the members of the Commission on the Beatification and the Congregations’ researcher who also served as the toastmaster. Sr. Cleofe Maria J. Agua, A.R., Third General Councilor and Chairman of the Commission on Beatification launched the said occasion.

AR Sisters on Chapter Ordinations Conference

Tagaytay City, Philippines- Representatives from different Augustinian Recollect Sisters’ communities attended the Conference on the Chapter Ordinations last July 16-22, 2018. The discussion centers on the implementation of the Chapter Ordinations as Life and Mission Project (LAMP) and the new Manual of Directions of the Congregation as the fruit of the prayerful discernment of the capitulars last April 16- May 6, 2018 at the same venue. The participants attended first the launching of the 3rd Centenary of the Arrival of the Talangpaz Sisters in Calumpang joined with the Solemnity of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel last July 16, 2018 at A.R. Motherhouse, Saint Rita College- Manila before proceeding to Tagaytay for the Conference.


"The harvest indeed is great, but the laborers are few. Pray, therefore, the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers to His vineyard" -Lk 10:2

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The Talangpaz Sisters

Dionisia Talangpaz was born on March 12, 1691 and Cecilia Rosa Talangpaz on July 16, 1693 in Calumpit, Bulacan, Philippines from the union of Don Andres Talangpaz and Doña Isabel Pamintuan.



Sensitive to the needs of the time, we, the Augustinian Recollect Sisters envision ourselves as a community of Christ’s disciples living with “one mind and one heart” on our way to God in solidarity with the Church.




  • to live the Gospel values and charism of the A.R. Congregation
  • to witness to Christ’s presence among His people
  • to serve the Church in various apostolates.



The Congregation of the Augustinian Recollect Sisters originated in the Philippines in the early part of the 18th century. It was founded by two sisters, both in blood and spirit, namely- Dionisia Mitas and Cecilia Rosa Talangpaz y Pamintuan who hailed from barrio San Miguel of Calumpit, Bulacan.