Rev. Fr. Cornelio Moral, OAR, UNO-R Vice President for Religious Affairs, passed away at around 11:00 PM, December 01, 2014. His body lies in state at the University of San Jose-Recoletos in Cebu and will stay there for two days. His remains will then be transferred to UNO-R on Thursday, Dec. 04. Interment will be announced later.
Fr. Moral is a native of Luguay, Silay City. He entered the Order of Augustinian Recoletos (OAR) and had his Simple Profession in 1971 (Baguio), Solemn Profession in 1974 (Spain), Sacerdotal Ordination in July 13, 1975 at Marcilla, Navarra, Spain. He , then proceeded to Via Sistina, Rome for his Licentiate in Moral Theology (1975-1977).
His religious assignments started as Prefect of Discipline in the Minor Seminary(San Carlos City)from 1977-79; Prefect of Discipline(Baguio) 1979 -1981; House Procurator(Baguio) 1981-85; Guam as substitute Parish Priest-May –August 1985; House Procurator (Quezon City) 1985-86; Visiting Professor (Baguio) 1986-88; Professor (Quezon City) 1988-91; Vice Prior and Vice President of San Sebastian College-Recoletos (Manila) 1991 -97; House Prior (Tondo, Manila)-1997-99; House Procurator, St. Ildefonso College (Rome) -1999-2000; Vice Prior and Parish Priest of USJ-R (Cebu) 2000-2001; Vice Prior and REED Director of USJ-R (Cebu) 2001-2003; House Prior and REED Director of USJR (Cebu) 2003-2004; Translator (Spanish to English) Provincial House (Quezon City) 2004-2006; Rector, Little Way Seminary (Kabankalan City) 2006-2009; and UNO-R Vice Prior,VP-Religious Affairs and Director of REED 2009 – 2014. He was also the over-all Chairperson of the UNOR@50 Execom and the 2014 University Week Executive Committee.
Fr. Moral is also member of the Presbyteral Council of the Diocese of Bacolod. He was also one of the religious who fought against the Reproductive Health Law. He had also helped the OAR contemplative nuns at the St. Ezekiel Moreno Monastery in Tangub. He served as Confessor, Professor, Spiritual Director and translator of the Plan of Formation among others.
Eternal Rest grant unto, Fr. Moral, O Lord. Let Perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace, Amen
A Holy Mass was celebrated at 11 this morning with Fr. President as Presider. He was joined by Fr. Pedro Escanillas, OAR and Fr. Dominic Deramas