St. Scholastica's Priory, Manila, Philippines

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The Missionary Benedictine religious life is a particular way of living the Gospel and is rooted in the Rule of Benedict.


Fr. Andreas Amrhein, our founder, wanted to renew the idea of mission in the Benedictine tradition and to establish a community that would proclaim the kingdom of God among those people who have not yet heard the Gospel.


In 1885, he founded our congregation which came to be known as "The Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing"



From the Constitutions of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing, pp. 21-22.




"In Spirit I see our Sisters spread out in great numbers
over the Philippines, laboring in many houses for the
greater honor of God and the salvation of immortal
souls." Mother Birgitta Korff, OSB



The St. Scholastica's Priory was founded in 1906 on the arrival of the first five Missionary Benedictine Sisters on September 24 of that year. The sisters were sent from the Motherhouse in Tutzing, Germany by Mother Birgitta Korff, the first Prioress General.


 As of 2011 there are 168 Perpetually Professed Sisters and five Junior Sisters scattered all over the Philippines. In addition 17 Sisters are presently serving in 9 foreign missions. There are two Novices, 8 Postulants and five Aspirants in formation.

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