I was introduced to real life nuns by a theatre actress playing a nun. My friend Joanna Ampil invited me to a matinee of The Sound Of Music where she plays Maria and there I met Sister Jo. The good Sister from the order of the Religious of the Virgin Mary was Joanna's high school teacher and remains her spiritual counselor to this day.
|Sister Jo in between me and Joanna Ampil.|
One day, I got a text message from Sister Jo and the privilege of having lunch at their convent and seeing for the first time the compound of the RVM. One always gets a feeling of peace and comfort in a place like this, and indeed, it serves as a retreat house for students, office workers and individuals looking for answers.
I learned that the Chapel of the Assumption is open to the public everyday for Mass at 630 in the morning. Surely something worth waking up for.
|Mother Ignacia founded the order of the Religious of the Virgin Mary.|
|Mother Ignacia's statue at the court yard.|
|Our Lady of the Assumption Chapel|
|Our Lady of the Assumption|
Betania Retreat House, 214 N. Domingo St., Cubao, Quezon City, Philippines