The congregation was founded by Mo. Edeltraud Danner, OSB in

1931 in Baguio City which combines contemplative and missionary

life.  We follow the Holy Rule of St. Benedict and the Benedictine

 Tradition, thus, we are called Benedictines.

Our Central House is in Cubao, Quezon City, Mother House in

Nagtagaan, Damortis, La Union and priories in Vigan City, Calapan

 City and Davao City where the Formation House is located. We

 have mission stations in the different parts of Luzon,  Mindanao

and also abroad: Israel,  Belgium, Germany and Hawaii.

Our Vision is Glorification of God through Christ, the Eucharistic

King in all things at all times. Our common life is expressed in

praying and working in community, sharing the common goods and

mutual service in joy and in pain.

We participate in the mission of the Church through Biblical,

Liturgical, Catechetical and other Pastoral ministries, depending in

 the place where we are: like prison ministry and with the specially

 able people. 

We also give retreats, recollections and counselling. We have a

school for the formation of catechists in Vigan and kindergarten

schools in Vigan, Calapan  and Davao City.  We also manage retreat houses

 and farms.


Some guidelines in accepting Candidates



1.     Physically, psychologically, spiritually fit.

2.    Average intelligence and willing to learn new things, preferably college graduate in any 2 or 4 year course.


3.    Good moral character, can live and work harmoniously with others

4.     Can accept corrections graciously.

5.     Single, at least 18 years old to 30. Beyond this is case to case basis.






The candidate is still with the family. It could be that she is still a student  or working but cannot decide yet when to enter.  We encourage the candidate to stay with the community for some days or during weekends especially for those who are planning to enter soon,  for her to be more acquainted with the community.  Interviews and home visitations are usually conducted in this stage.




Here the candidate decides to enter the community. She stops giving financial support to the family.  She stays with us and formal formation begins.  They have regular lessons and follow-up with the in-charge or we call it Postulant Mistress.



Here the  candidate  receives her habit (dress as a sister) and is given a new name, after the name of a saint. She is already called by her religious name but she has no vows yet. After two years,  if she feels that she is happy in this kind of life and determine to go on, she will apply for First  Profession of Vows.



She is a temporary professed sister – with vows of Obedience, Conversion of Life which includes poverty and chastity and Stability. After one year of preparation, she will be sent to any of the houses or mission  stations of the congregation. She renews her vows every year.



She is a full-pledge member of the congregation.  She commits her life forever to God.





Benedictine Central House

The Vocation Directress

30 Banahaw St.,

 Cubao, 1109 Quezon City


tel #: 725 45 10

CP # 09392133380 



                   Vigan Priory

St. Benedict Priory

Fatima, Vigan City 2700

tel#:     077 722 2651

CP # 091678522254


                    Mother House

Qeen of Peace Priory

Nagtagaan, Damortis, La Union

tel#:   072 712 11 63

CP #  09331943514

0917 8290629

                  Mindoro Priory

St. Benedict Priory

Lalud, Calapan City

tel #:  043 286 72 96 /

CP# 09998815020



                      Davao Priory

St. Benedict Priory

Ulas, Davao City

tel #: 082 296 08 06

CP #09283001217 (Sr. Blesilda,OSB)

                    Baguio City

Our Lady of Light Convent

62 Bokawkan Rd. Baguio City

tel #: 074 442 53 12



Loving God, You desire that i search and

discover my vocation in life. Whatever way i

am called, be it religious life, single life

 or married life, You draw us all to one call to

 grow into the likeness of Your son JESUS

CHRIST. In the silence of my heart, help me

to disern Your will as i listen to You in

prayer  and the day today events of my life.

Graciously bless me with courage and strength

 to say YES  to Your dream for me. In faith,

 may i generously answer Your call. Guided by

 the Holy Spirit and inspired by Mary, our

Mother, may i make Your choice my own so

that i can faithfully follow Jesus toward the

vision of the fullness of life in Your new



St. Benedict and St. Scholastica; Pray for us!




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