Our Lady of Montserrat Abbey, Manila

#21 of 30 in Historic Sites in Manila
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat, or Manila Abbey, is a Benedictine men's monastery located on Mendiola Street in Manila, the Philippines. The monastery was founded by monks from Spain in 1895, in the final years of Spanish colonial era in the Philippines and is dedicated to Our Lady of Montserrat.

The resident monks, which belong to the Philippine Pro-Province of the Subiaco Cassinese Congregation (a part of the Benedictine Confederation) also operate San Beda University on the abbey's grounds.
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  • Really didn't expect what awaited me inside the church as it looked not that grand from outside. It's quite small and tucked silently along the famous Mendiola street where we got hosed down as...  more »
  • There is a shop at the side of the monastery which is open until 8:00pm. Here you can buy St. Benedict's Medal of all types and sizes. The religious articles are good quality. Vespers start at about....  more »
  • I recommended to visit if you will add this to your visita eglesia, althought too many devotees but if you are a Marian devotee you must come and offer a prayer, beacuse Our Lady of Montserrat is known for her miraculous intercessory powers.
  • A place of solace, communing with God, and contemplation for the weary soul in need of spiritual nourishment
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