Monastery of Mexico, Pampanga (OSB, Philippines)
Project 3223 - Construction of an Abbey Church
The community of Benedictine sisters Reparatices of the Sacred Heart was founded by Mother Mary Agnes OSB in 1945. It is an enclosed community of ten sisters. Their activity is to make altar-breads and liturgical vestments and linen. The community is partly self-supporting, but receives help from benefactors.
Ever since its foundation the community has been living in a very old Augustinian convent built in 1578 in the very centre of the town of Mexico, near a parish church. There is no opening for agriculture and the buildings are ancient and ill-adapted to their needs. The canonical Visitor has suggested that they should have a monastery of their own, and the sisters have acquired a plot of one hectare of land.
They have already built a wall enclosing the plot and in 2019 began the first of a three-phase construction of the monastery.
They wish to build a modest monastery with a little chapel and a small guesthouse to receive guests, oblates, retreatants. The total cost is estimated at €150,000, supported by several benefactors at home and abroad.
The blessing of the sisters’ building took place in the presence of the Bishop and a large crowd in December 2019.
The second phase will be the building of the chapel.
Sum requested: €25,000