The Madre Alessandra House of Prayer

Saint Augustine spoke for all human beings when he prayed, You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless, until they rest in you. (Confessions, 1, 1.)

On February 26, 2006 the monastery opened its House of Prayer, dedicated in memory of the late Mother Alessandra Macajone O.S.A. (Italy), who for eighteen years had been the President of the Italian Federation of Augustinian Monasteries.

The construction of the House of Prayer in the monastery grounds at Bulacan was made possible through financial support of benefactors of sister monasteries in Italy and elsewhere.

The House of Prayer serves as an oasis of silence and contemplation, a place where guests find a support for their spirituality, and a home for souls thirsting for God. We, the Augustinian Contemplative Nuns, are glad that our visitors are able to find God here, as well as peace and new vigor with which to go on with life in God.

Designed to assist solitude and reflection, prayer and dialogue, and welcome and friendship, the House of Prayer is a place where individuals and groups can spend time to experience the loving and assuring embrace of God. To souls who long and desire to see God, we say "welcome!"

St Augustine preached, "We live with you and for you; and it is our intention and wish to live with you in the presence of God always" (Sermon 355,1). The Augustinian contemplative nuns here at Bulacan hope this House of Prayer will be such an abode, where individuals may experience what it is to live with Christ.

For images of our House of Prayer please visit the photo gallery.

Retreat information

Retreats for individuals and groups are provided, and center on the monastic liturgy of the contemplative nuns of the Bulacan Augustinian community.

The retreat house can accommodate thirty persons in a combination of single rooms and two-bed rooms.

Contact the monastery for more details.