Fr. Escanillas Passes Away

Rev. Fr. Pedro Abapo Escanillas, OAR passed away, August 9, 2017. Fr. Pete is from San Jose, Antique and is a member of the Order of Augustinian Recollects (OAR).


Rev. Fr. Pedro Abapo Escanillas, OAR

He received his Simple Profession on Sept. 3, 1969 at Monteagudo, Navarra, Spain. His Solemn Profession was on Oct. 15, 1972 at Marcilla, Navarra, Spain. He was ordained Deacon at Marcilla, Navarra, Spain on April 1, 1973 and was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood on July 15, 1973 at Marcilla, Spain.

He finished his Basic Education from San Pedro Elementary School, Antique in 1960. His Secondary Education was obtained from San Jose Seminary in Quezon City. He finished his college education with the Recoletos Seminary. After his ordination, he obtained a degree in MMDA from the University of San Jose Recoletos, Cebu in 2006.

After ordination, he was assigned in Santo Tomas de Villanova–Recoletos, San Carlos City, Negros Occidental as formator and in the same year, he was assigned to University San Jose–Recoletos, Cebu as Dean of Theology Department. In 1974, he was assigned in San Sebastian College–Recoletos, Manila as Director of Student Affairs, and Accounting Parish Priest. In 1976, he was assigned to the University of Negros Occidental–Recoletos, Bacolod City. He worked with UNO-R until 1985 as DSA. After UNO-R, he was assigned in Recoletos Parish in Bronx, New York, USA. In 1995, he came back to the Philippines and was assigned to as Prior of Santo Tomas de Villanova- Recoletos, San Carlos City. After his assignment in San Carlos, was transferred to Talisay, Negros Occidental as Parish Priest of San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish in 2003. In 2006, he was assigned back to UNO-Recoletos as Farm Manager. His last assignment in UNO-R was Director of Scholarships.

Eternal Rest grant unto, Fr. Pete, O Lord. Let Perpetual Light shine upon him.

Interment of Fr. Escanillas, OAR will be on Saturday, August 12, 2017, 8:00 AM.*