St. Scholastica's Priory, Manila, Philippines


Baguio Community and St. Scholastica's Convent
1917

 

St. Benedict’s Rule advises special concern for the sick and the elderly.  Because of its invigorating climate, the Manila Priory, set up a house for the sick in Baguio in 1917. Additional rooms were annexed later on when St. Scholastica’s Convent became the home of our aging Sisters, especially our German sisters.

As the Sisters in the priory grew in number, the convent in Baguio became not just a home for our elderly Sisters and a favoured vacation place during the summer months but also the venue for retreats and conferences. Because of this, Sister Assumpta Filser, the prioress in the 1960’s initiated the construction of a building with enough rooms to accommodate the Sisters for various purposes. Unfortunately, the strong earthquake of 1990 destroyed this building. The present structure of St. Scholastica’s Convent that was built after the earthquake provided our aging and sick Sisters with better facilities befitting their health condition.


















The Seven Healing Gardens

In the tradition  of its patron, St. Benedict, the Manila Priory of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing remains close to the earth, improving the land and caring for it. One of the Priory’s concrete responses to today’s call for the ecological development of unused land  and nurturing the earth is The SEVEN HEALING GARDENS OF EDEN at St. Scholastica’s Convent Grounds in Baguio City.

The Seven Healing Gardens are

-          The Vegetable garden           The Herbal Garden

-          The Cacti Garden                    The Salad Garden

-          The fruit –bearing trees garden

-      The Flower Garden                 Spirulina Garden











St. Scholastica's Priory
2560 Leon Guinto St.1004 Malate, Manila, Philippines
Telephone: 0063-2-524-1524 | 0063-2-526-8075
Fax: 0063-2-521-9292

Web: Sr. Bellarmine Bernas, OSB
bellarmine.bernas@yahoo.com