A Visit to Pink Sisters' Convent, Tagaytay City

Tagaytay City is a popular getaway of Metro Manila citizens. Nestled on the highlands of Southern Tagalog, Tagaytay is blessed with cool weather and breathtaking view of the surrounding lowlands. Tagaytay City is popular for its tourist destinations like the Picnic Grove, People's Park and Sonya's Garden. Unknown to most visitors, Tagaytay is also the home of many Catholic monasteries and convents. The most popular of these Catholic convents is the Convent of Divine Mercy, which is the place where the Adoration Chapel of the Pink Sisters is located.

The first thing that I noticed when I entered the Pink Sister's convent is silence. The whole place is quiet and signboards were placed inside the convent grounds to remind visitors to observe silence. The reigning silence in the convent is the outward reflection of the life of the Pink Sisters who dedicated their whole life adoring the Lord, Jesus Christ.

The Pink Sisters, or more officially known as Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters, are a community of strictly cloistered contemplative nuns who center their life worshiping God through the adoration of the exposed Blessed Sacrament. Each of the Pink Sisters takes turn to adore the Blessed Sacrament and keep a prayerful vigil 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The community of the Pink Sisters was founded by the German priest Blessed Arnold Janssen. He set up the Pink Sisters to support by prayers and sacrifice the first two missionary foundations that he established. Now, the Pink Sisters is a well known society of contemplative nuns with convents located in different parts of the world, including the one in Tagaytay City.
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Gate of Pink Sisters' convent in Tagaytay
Gate of the Divine Mercy Convent

How to Go to Pink Sister's Adoration Chapel

The Adoration Chapel of the Pink Sister can be easily reached by riding a jeepney from Olivarez Center in Tagaytay City. Olivarez Center is a rotunda in Tagaytay that has a statue of Ninoy Aquino in the center. Another landmark for the Olivarez Center is the Mang Inasal restaurant located at the corner of the road going to Dasmarinas City and the road to People's Park and Picnic Grove.

The street going to Pink Sisters' convent is just 500 m meters away from Olivarez Center. Just ride a jeepney or tricycle from Olivarez Center to reach the place. There is a big signboard along the road that marks the street to the convent. Visitors need to walk few meters from the main road to reach the convent gate.

Inside the Pink Sister's Convent

Taking photos is not allowed inside the chapel. Unfortunately, I hesitated in taking photos of the ground outside the chapel that is why I don't have photos to show to you. So, to fill the void, I snatched some photos from the post of Father Abe.
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Pink Sisters - Adoration Chapel
The Adoration Chapel of the Pink Sisters.
Me and my beloved prayed inside the chapel, in front of the Holy Eucharist! I always feel awed whenever I am in the presence of the Holy Eucharist. The silence inside chapel and the deep reverence of the Pink Sisters made the holiness of the Holy Eucharist more profound.
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Pink Sisters - Inside the Adoration Chapel
The altar and the interior of the Adoration Chapel.
We are blessed to be in time for Midday Prayer of the Pink Sisters. It is so good to listen to their angelic voices while they sing to the Holy Eucharist. All of the sisters were there to attend the midday prayer. All, but one of the Pink Sisters, left after the midday prayer. A Pink Sister was left to adore and keep vigil in front of the Holy Eucharist.
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Pink Sisters - A Pink Sister adoring the Holy Eucharist
A Pink Sister adoring the Holy Euacharist.

After praying in front of the Holy Eucharist, we wrote our prayer intentions on a piece paper and left in a drop box. There are stories from many people who had their prayers answered when they ask the Pink Sisters to pray for them. I believe that the prayers were answered because the Pink Sisters continuously pray for them. God listens to those who have deep respect to the Holy Eucharist.

Saint Josemaria Escriva, as written in The Forge, likened Christians into a regular army. He said that like in regular army, logistics is important in Christianity to support the front liners like the priests, lay people and missionaries who are at the fore in preaching the Word of God. The logistics that he meant is the continuous prayers by those who are away from the front lines. Blessed Father Janssen understood the importance of prayers that is why he established the community of Pink Sisters. Now, the Pink Sisters grew from being the “logistical support” of the other congregations established by Father Janssen to being the “logistical support” of the whole Church. The fruits of their continuous adoration of the Holy Eucharist is now being enjoyed by the whole Catholic Church and by the people who seek help from them through prayer.

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The last three photos was “snatched” from Father Abe on his blog, The Splendor of the Church.

Do you want to know more about the Pink Sisters? Do you want to contact them? Please visit my post More on Pink Sisters' Convent in Tagaytay for more information.

70 comments:

  1. dapat dian kami mag-rerecollection eh... kaso ewan ko bakit hindi natuloy. :) talagang 24/7 silang nagdadasal? asssttiigggg!

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  2. Di pa ako nakadalaw dyan. They're selling cookies daw na napkasarap.

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  3. We usually attend mass here whenever we visit Tagaytay on a Sunday. But its really much better to visit on an ordinary day so you could better appreciate the place.

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  4. di pa ako nakakapunta ng tagaytay...but it is a nice place..

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  5. Tine

    Totoo. 24 hours may naka-vigil sa harap ng Holy Eucharist. Isang Pink Sister ay may 30 minutes duration in front of the Holy Eucharist.

    Sayang naman at hindi kayo natuloy na mag-recollection duon.

    Anney

    Sabi naman ng kapatid ko na masarap daw 'yung buko pie nila. Kapag bumalik ako sa convent ng Pink Sisters eh bibili ako ng isa.

    Jane

    I agree. The place is more peaceful if there are less people in the area.

    Arvin

    Sana makabisita ka dito sa convent ng Pink Sisters.

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  6. Nice place. It's a pity taking photos are not allowed.

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  7. Foong

    Taking photos is not allowed as a form of respect to the Pink Sisters and the Holy Eucharist.

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  8. is it possible that a couple can be married in your church even though they're not both resident?

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    1. Yes Anonymous. It is possible. All you have to is to inform the parish priest of the church where the intend to marry. Also, they should also inform the parish priest where the couple resides.

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  9. i've been here..napakasarap ng buko pie nila..

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  10. Wendy,

    Marami ngang nagsasabi na masarap nga ang Buko Pie na gawa ng mga Pink Sisters. Next time bibili ako kapag nakabisita uli ako sa kanila.

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  11. pwede po ba magretreat dyan? Yung tipong overnight,tapos mga 200 attendees?

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  12. Hello Anonymous.

    Please contact the Pink Sisters directly regarding your query about overnight retreat.

    You may send them a letter to this address:

    Adoration Convent of Divine Mercy P. O. Box 08
    4120 Tagaytay City, PHILIPPINES

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  13. Every when po cla ngmamass? And what tym po?

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  14. Hi, tuwing kelan po and what time un mass? Tnx

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  15. Hello Mary Arlene

    According to Yahoo Answer, the mass schedules for the chapel of Pink Sisters Tagaytay are the following:

    Daily: 6:30 AM
    Sunday: 7:00 AM, 11:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

    Hope my answer helps.

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  16. are they open pO ba for visitors any time of the day???

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    1. Yes. They are open during the day. Sa tingin ko nagsasara na sila kapag paggabi na.

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  17. i would like to know the complete address of Pink Sisters Tagaytay...many thanks

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    1. Hello. Do you want to send a package or a letter? You can send it to this adress:

      Adoration Convent of Divine Mercy P. O. Box 08
      4120 Tagaytay City, PHILIPPINES

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    2. thank you very much Ishmael...I am out of the country and I am planning to send a letter to say "thank you" to all the pink sisters there who prayed for my petitions long time ago...

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    3. Oh, I see. That's good.

      Another thing that you can do is to pray for them. These sisters also need our prayers.

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  18. gustong gusto namin pumunta dyan... kaya lang puro plano pero di natutuloy...

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    1. Naku. Sana naman matuloy na iyong plno ninyo para makita ninyo ang mga Pink Sisters.

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  19. Me and my boyfriend were planning to visit he Pink Sisters on our 1st anniversary, and I am excited. Sabi nya kasi lahat ng prayers nya before is natupad because of the good Nuns.

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    1. Wow. Ang galing naman. Sana ay makapunta kayo dun. Maganda kung makapunta kayo sa misa dun. Syempre magdasal na din kayo.

      Huwag n'yo ring kalimutan na bumili ng kanilang masarap na cookies or buko pie. It is one way to thank them and to support their community.

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  20. gusto ko lang malaman if we are only commuting from E. Aguinaldo Highway pano kami makakapunta sa Pink Sisters? please help and thank u very much

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    1. Good day Ms. Neth.

      Sakay po kayo ng bus na papuntang Tagaytay City na dumadaan sa E. Aguinaldo Highway. Sit on the left side of the bus and you can see the big sign of the Pink Sisters' Convent.

      Also, you can ask the bus conductor na ibaba kayo sa tapat ng entrance papuntang convent.

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  21. Pwede ko kaya pa Bless new car ko doon after the mass?

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    1. I am not sure kung pwede magpa-bless ng car doon. It depends upon the priest officiating the Mass. I suggest that you contact the Pink Sisters to arrange the blessing for you.

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  22. how much po per head ang overnight retreat... wehave 350 students and we are scouting for the best place for their retreat on february next year... may contact number po ba na pwede tawagan today? thanks.

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    1. hi, good am po. I was trying to call the # you posted but my calls were answered twice by a lady and said i've got the wrong number,, they have received many calls asking for Pink Sisters.. Same # was posted on other web pages. Hope somebody can provide me with their contact numbers.

      Thank you..

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    2. hi, good am po. I was trying to call the # you posted but my call was answered twice by a lady and said i've got the wrong number,, they have received many calls asking for Pink Sisters.. Same # are posted on other web pages. Hope somebody can provide me with their contact numbers.

      Thank you..

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    3. Hello Ms. Mhai

      Thank you for informing me that the telephone number I provided was wrong. I deleted the comment to avoid adding more wrong callers to the owner of that number.

      Sorry, I can't provide the correct number of Pink Sisters. I will ask about it the next time I visit their convent.

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  23. What time po ang simbang gabi nila?

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  24. hi Ishmael, I tried to call the number 046 413 1216 but it is incorrect. do you have any other number? thanks

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    1. Hello. Sorry but there is no other telephone number available. I will research on it and I will get back to you.

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    2. Please try calling this number: +63(46)413-1211

      That information came from eYellow Pages: http://www.eyp.ph/businesses/pink-sister-s-convent/reviews

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    3. This # (+63(46)413-1211) was also not correct,, and it seem call will be received by a fax machine. I guess they have posted the wrong contact# or they have already changed their number

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    4. I am not sure about that Mhai.

      The telephone number of the Pink Sisters is elusive. It is possible that they don't have a telephone number.

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  25. anonymous 2352
    i want to inquire how to enter to become pink sister. what are the qualification? i'm interested to enter but i'm not sure if i'm qualified. hope to hear from you. many thanks

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    1. Good day to you.

      The qualifications to be a Pink Sister are these:

      1. You are a Catholic.
      2. You are a woman.
      3. That you are willing to take the vows of chastity.
      4. You are willing to be inside the walls of the convent, which means that you can bear not to go out to the world.
      5. God wants your vocation to be a religious one.

      I suggest that you discern and pray about this very important decision. I also suggest that you go to a priest or your confessor and tell him about it so he can give advice. I also suggest that you go the the Pink Sister's convent and talk to the sisters there.

      Please read this: http://www.adorationsisters.org/called.html

      God bless you in your discernment.

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    2. Also try calling this number: +63(46)413-1211

      Ask the sisters directly about the qualifications.

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    3. You can see the entrance requirements for the Pink Sisters on the website for the Sisters in St. Louis, USA

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    4. Thank you very much for the information dear Sister. May the Lord bless you and your community always. Praise be to God.

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  26. Thank you very much for all the useful information that you have provided us Ishmael. My wife and I are planning to attend mass there but still contemplating whether we should go on a Sunday or a weekday. I know that we need to be at least an hour early for Sunday masses. How about on weekdays?

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    1. Hello Sir.

      Weekday mass in Pink Sister's Tagaytay convent is too early. The mass starts at 6:30 AM. Maybe you can try going to mass to other convents located in Manila, which may be closer to you.

      For more info, please go to this link: http://pinksisterstagaytay.freehostia.com/services.html

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    2. We live in Santa Rosa so its just an hour away from us. It was also highly recommended by my brother and my wife's best friend. Their prayers were answered.

      So, is it advisable to come an hour early as well on weekday masses? Or a good 15 min will suffice?

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    3. Oh. So the Pink Sister's Tagaytay Convent is nearest to your place.

      When it comes to attending the Holy Mass, the important thing is not to be late. Going 15 minutes earlier will suffice because it will give you ample time to settle down in the church and prepare yourself for the Holy Mass.

      Another important thing that you should do is the observance of the "Eucharistic fast". The Church asks the massgoers to do some fasting before going to Mass. This means that you, if your health permits it, should not eat anything before you go to Mass. This is just a little sacrifice that have a great meaning. Eucharistic fast prepares your body to receive His Body during the Holy Mass.

      I hope that my reply helped you in a way. God bless you Rick.

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    4. Thank you.. We actually went last Sunday and came very early (around 2:30pm) and stayed for the 5:00pm mass.

      I'm sorry but I must share this. Our prayers were answered yesterday. It was truly a miracle.... Praise the lord and God Bless!

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  27. helllo po! safe po ang mga estudyante dyan sa convent kapag may retreat cla? dpo b delikado ang lugar,at d naman po b makakapasok ang mga masasamang loob kung saan nagii-stay ang mga student?
    ano po b ang easiest way papunta sa PINK SISTERS kung sasakay po kami ng LRT? salamat po

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    1. Good day Anonymous

      I believe na ligtas naman yung lugar ng mga Pink Sisters sa Tagaytay. At kung mag-retreat silaay may mga kasama naman silang matanda na gagabay sa kanila.

      Kung sa LRT kayo eh maganda na sumakay po kayo ng bus na pupunta ng Tagaytay City. Punta po kayo sa link na ito parasa detalye kung paano pumunta ng Tagaytay: http://www.backpackingphilippines.com/2009/03/how-to-get-to-tagaytay-bus-commute.html

      Pagdating n'yo sa Tagaytay ay sumakay na lang kayo ng tricycle at sabihin ninyo na pupunta kayo ng Pink Sister's

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  28. Hello po!
    Ask ko lang kung tumatanggap ba ang Pink Sisters ng Wedding Ceremony?
    And then after the wedding, picture taking inside the church or chappel will be allowed?

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    1. I think hindi sila tumatanggap ng wedding ceremony Anonymous. Yung chapel nila ay para sa tahimik na pagdarasal. Kaya walang wedding duon kasi madalas kapag may wedding ay may may ingay.

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    2. hello po. what time po ang mga mass pg sunday?

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    3. Here is the schedule of their Sunday mass: 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (with Vespers)

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  29. Good am po...ask lang po ng schedule mass today good friday..? Raquel from Pasay City po.

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  30. Ano po schedule ng mass today good friday? Meron po ba?

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    1. Sorry for the very late reply Raquel. There is no mass during Good Friday.

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  31. Hello. I just want to ask for an information. I am a writer. Hmm, bale isa sa mga location ko iyong Pink sisters convent pero sabi ng editor, kelangang i-describe ko ng maigi yung location and then maglagay ng details kasi hindi naman lahat alam ang pink sisters. atsaka po itatanong ko lang din kung possible po ba na maging madre ang isang balong babae na may anak? Nung nag-search po ako sa google, may cases po daw na ganun eh. And, is it possible na makasama niya yung anak niya sa loob ng convent? Please write back. Thank you.

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    1. Ang sagot ko sa unang tanog ay pwedeng maging madre ang babaeng balo. St. Margaret of Cortona is a good example though isa siyang mistress at may anak siya.

      Sa second question naman, sa tingin ko ay hindi pwedeng magpasok ng anak sa loob ng kumbento. Maapektuhan yung mga gawain at comtemplative lives ng mga madre sa loob.

      Si St. Margaret ay may anak pero malaki na 'yung anak niya noong naging madre siya. Sa tingin ko ay yung babaeng may anak na alagain pa (baby or maliit na bata) ay hindi tatanggapin na maging madre dahil mayroon pa siyang responsibilidad sa labas ng kumbento.

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  32. anytime po ba pwede mag visit sa inyo...salmat po..
    I really really want to go to your place

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    1. Any time of the day ay pwedeng bumisita. Basta wag lang sa gabi.

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  33. good day...anytime po ba pwede mag visit sa place nio?

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  34. I've been in Pink Sisters Tagaytay many many times and I still misses seeing them again and again. I also love to visit their brother congregation, the SVDs, just beside their convent. the SVD and Pink sisters place are so moving for those searching for Christ.

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    1. I agree with you. Very moving at peaceful pa ng lugar nila. Kaya maraming bumibisita dito.

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  35. Hi! May I ask if may available po na sister na pwede makausap personally(one on one)?for couselling?please advise. thank you.

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    1. I am not sure kung merong counseling ang Pink Sisters. I suggest that you contact them para sila na ang sasagot sa tanong mo na ito.

      Kung wala ay pwede kang mag-iwan ng prayer request sa kanila and for sure ipagdarasal ka nila.

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