24. October 2010

Monasterio de Tarlac

How it came to be….

December 1999 – Gov. Jose V. Yap attends  “Simbang Gabi” at St. Therese of Child Jesus Parish  in Ramos, Tarlac Presided  by Fr. Ronald Thomas  “Archie” A. Cortez Parish Priest and Superior  General  of the Servants of the Risen Christ.  Fr. Archie, also the prior Founder of the SRC Community relates the story about the founding of a monastic community in Ramos, this caught the attention of Governor Yap, and on that same occasion, the idea of a bigger and better location was conceived. Yap offered a portion of the newly  established Tarlac Eco Tourism Park in Brgy. Lubigan San Jose Tarlac.

January 2001 – Comerstone  laying on the foundation of the 20 has. Monasterio de Tarlac, symbolized by the erection of the first cross.

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March 7, 2001 – Blessing of the Prior hermitage.

December 2, 2002 – Groundbreaking of the proposed monastic community and blessing of the 30-ft high statue of the Risen Christ by Most Rev. Gabriel Reyes, D.D., Bishop of Antipolo.

2003 – Construction of monasteries, kiosk, 5 hermitages for monks and other facilities.

2004 – construction of the Oratory (Chapel) and a 12 – room dormitory for monks.

November 2006 – Renovation and redesigning of the Oratory to Reliquary to house the relic of the true cross.

January 30, 2007 – Inauguration and blessing of the chapel and reliquary presided by his excellency most Rev. Fernando Filoni, D.D. apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, assisted by several  archbishops, bishops and priests.

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