St. Scholastica's Priory, Manila, Philippines

Legazpi Community and St. Agnes Academy


St. Agnes Academy in Legazpi, Albay, is celebrating its centenary next year, 2012. It was founded six years after St. Scholastica’s College.  In 1910, a chance encounter between the prioress, Mother Clodesindis Lueken, OSB, on her return trip from the United States, with the bishop of Legazpi led to the founding of St. Agnes Academy. The bishop of Legazpi expressed his desire to have a school for girls in his diocese to be managed by the Benedictine Sisters.  His sister, Agnes, offered to donate the first building. Thus, St. Agnes Academy was born.

In spite of annual typhoons and the occasional eruption of Mayon Volcano nearby, St. Agnes Academy continues to welcome the youth from Legazpi and neighboring towns. The student population is made up of 2,673 boys and girls.

Educational Apostolate


Launching of the Centennial Celebration


Social Apostolate - Sipag Ko

Sisters in the Legazpi Community

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

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