Project 3329: Participation of two sisters in a course in Rome

Monastery of Cogon (Philippines)


CtecogonThe monastery of Cogon was founded by the abbey of Vigan in 1982. It is part of the congregation of the Benedictine Nuns of the Eucharistic King. In 2014, the community consisted of thirty-one nuns.

The sisters have a house for personal and group retreats. They support themselves through various activities such as making altar bread, liturgical vestments, decorated candles, herbal food products. They have a mango orchard, rice fields and poultry. They financially support the studies of one or two students, as well as some poor families.

After a thorough study with specialists, the nuns started to manually produce capsules of herbal food supplements for the poor people in the area who cannot afford to buy medicines. Because of their effectiveness and low price, many are familiar with these products. On 24 January 2017, the sisters obtained the operating permit from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and invested in more professional machinery.

Two sisters from the community, including the sub-prioress, will participate in the course on "Leadership and the Rule of St. Benedict" which will take place in Sant’ Anselmo (Rome) from 10 to 22 September 2022. Developed in cooperation with the Faculty of Business and Management of the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), the course is led by Professor Emeritus Günter Müller-Stewens (St. Gallen) and Professor Mauritius Wilde (Prior of the International College of Sant’ Anselmo). This programme is intended for religious and lay people with responsibilities in monastic communities.
Financial support would be needed for travel and session costs. The community, with the help of the Congregation, has raised various funds.

Requested amount: € 2,000

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