Triple Celebrations at Manresa Retreat House Compound, and Sr. Rosa's Golden Annivesary ( below)

1. Sr. Bema Fr. Mario and S. Esther

         Sr. Bema, Fr. Mario, MCCJ & Sr. Esther

        With much joy and thanksgiving, the Hijas de Jesus Sisters at the Manresa compound, including the Formation House of East Asian Province, celebrated on May 31, 2019, the Feast day of our Lady’s Visitation to Elizabeth, the 174th birthday of St. Candida Maria de Jesus, and the 50th Anniversary of the perpetual consecration of Sr. Esther Lapitan.

The Eucharistic celebration was presided by Rev. Fr. Mario Pacheco, a Comboni Missionary, who gave a very inspiring homily about the “faithfulness and love of God” to his people, to Mary, and in particular , to Sr. Esther, and as a response, he encouraged her to share with others, especially to the young ones, her story of how she experienced his love, her vocation and her 50 years of consecrated life as a witness to such tremendous faithfulness and generosity of God.

2. Sr. Meng  4. A grand niece

Sr. Meng, FI, Reader           and a grandniece of Sr. Esther

 3. Sr. Marivi

Sr. Marivi sings the Response to the Psalm.


5. Reaffirmation of Vows

             The simple yet meaningful celebration was also witnessed by Sr. Ether’s relatives, benefactors, our neighbors and friends, and Sisters in her community and from the other houses, whom she thanked effusively after the Mass. A simple reception followed at the refectory of Manresa Retreat House.

7. The People

 The Faithful



 Grandnieces offer flowers to Mary


8. Word of Thanks

Sr. Esther says her Word of Thanks.


9. Her relatives

A pose with her relatives and Fr. Mario, MCCJ


10. A pose with the Choir

A pose with some members of the CHOIR


The mass was presided by Fr. Lambert Legaspino , parish priest of Resurrection of our Lord Parish, at 8:00 am at the El Rosarillo Chapel, Manresa School.

1. Rosa

3. rosa

2. rosa