St. Scholastica's Priory, Manila, Philippines

Our Monastic Prayer

The monastic life of Benedictines can basically be described in its motto, Ora et labora (Pray and Work). Prayer. 

Since the life of the monastic is a life vowed to God, it follows that the praise of God is the monastic’s principal role in life. The Eucharist marks the center of the Sisters’ life, and Holy Mass is celebrated either in the convent chapel, or where the circumstances require it, the Sisters go out to a parish or another church for the daily Eucharistic celebration.

Praying the Divine Office is the other common expression of the Sisters’ prayer life. The community gathers for Lauds in the early morning, for Midday Prayer around noon, Vespers in the late afternoon, and for Compline at the close of the day.

Lectio Divina  for one continuous hour is done together at a time suitable to the schedule of each community.  Time for private prayer is at the Sister’s own choice according to synchronicity with her work schedule.


Our Benedictine prayer life
is characterized by
the Liturgy of the Hours in common
lectio divina.

It reaches its highest point
in the celebration of the Eucharist.

We wish to make our communities
places of God-seeking, divine praise
and human encounter,
and to witness
to the presence of the Risen Lord
in all that we are
and all that we do.

From the Constitutions of the Missionary Benedictine Sisters of Tutzing, p. 2.

Daily Prayer & Mass Schedule

We invite you to join us
for the daily Liturgy of the Hours
and the celebration of Eucharist
in our Chapel.



Monday - Friday @ 5:35 a.m.
Saturday @ 6:05 a.m.
Sunday @ 6:15 a.m.




Monday - Friday @ 5:15 p.m.
Saturday @ 6:00p.m.
Sunday @ 6:00 p.m.



Monday - Friday @ 6:15 a.m.
Saturday @ 6:45 a.m

Sunday @ 7:00 a.m.

That in All Things God May Be Glorified

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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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