Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Pilgrimage to the Trappist Monastery in Guimaras

After visiting the communities under the Province of St. Albert of Trapani, the National Officers made their way to Guimaras Island to visit the Trappist Monastery of Our Lady of the Philippines. They arrived at the evening at the island and stayed in an inn near the monastery. The next day, they attended the 6 A.M. mass at the abbey church of the Trappist. After the mass, they were able to talk with Rev. Fr. Bruno (Ernesto) Mendoza, OCSO, who is a former member of the Carmelite Third Order.

After the meetings, the group returned to Iloilo and visit the Jaro Cathedral and later proceeded to visit the OCD monastery of Bacolod before going to Bacolod-Silay Airport to take the plane going to Manila. The group arrive at Manila at around 8 PM

Twilight at Guimaras Island

Communion at the Abbey Church 

Altar of the Abbey Church

Abbey Church of Our Lady of the Philippines

At the monastery grounds

The National Secretariat together with Fr. Bruno (L) and Jaro Cathedral (R)

Sis. Sally and Sis. Rosmel at the Jaro Cathedral (L) and the Old Jaro Bellfry (R)

Bacolod Carmel (OCD)

Inside the chapel of the monastery

OCD Bacolod

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