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
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
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
St. Benedict Priory
Fatima, Vigan City 2700
tel#: 077 722 2651
CP # 091678522254
Qeen of Peace Priory
Nagtagaan, Damortis, La Union
tel#: 072 712 11 63
CP # 09331943514
St. Benedict Priory
Ulas, Davao City
tel #: 082 296 08 06
CP #09283001217 (Sr. Blesilda,OSB)
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!
UT IN OMNIBUS GLORIFICETUR DEUS!