St. Scholastica's Priory, Manila, Philippines

Tacloban-Hospital Community and Divine Word Hospital


In 1965 the first - and for many years, the only – hospital to be managed by the Benedictine Sisters in the Philippines – opened in Tacloban, Leyte.  The general superior of the Divine Word Missionaries had approached the prioress general of the Benedictine Sisters in Rome with the proposal that the SVD would put up a hospital in Tacloban and turn it over to the Benedictine Sisters to manage.  Mother Maria Lucas Rauch, prioress general, was a doctor and was sympathetic to the idea. With the help of Sisters from other priories, the Divine Word Hospital became a reality.

Leyte is among the poorer provinces of the country, thus, making the services of Divine Word Hospital even more of a mission activity.  Besides serving the sick in the hospital, the Sisters reach out to the even poorer population in the barrios and service sick in the free wards.





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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