Our Lady of the Philippines Trappist Abbey: Home of the Contemplative Trappist Catholic Christian Monks of the Philippines

The Our Lady of the Philippines Trappist Abbey is a Trappist monastery run by Trappist-Cistercian monks in the island province of Guimaras in the Philippines. Trappist are a separate Order of Cistercians formed from the descendants of a reform movement of the Cistercian observance in the 17th century at the monastery of La Trappe in Normandy. At present, there are more than 30 monks living in the monastery.

I went here at 12:44 p.m. on August 31, 2013 with Chenie and Lindsay, my old office mates. This was during my first time in Guimaras, the 26th province on my list.

Our Lady of the Philippines Trappist Abbey maintains a farm where they cultivate rice and various fruits and vegetables for their own use and that of their many guests. They also have a large orchard of mango trees.  The produce are processed and then the products are sold in the gift shop located near the gate of the monastery.

Gift Shop

Trappist Gift ShopThe monastery and the Trappist-Cistercian monks earn from the income generated from the items being sold at the gift shop under the brand Trappist Monastic Food Products.

The gift shop was the first place we visited when we went to the monastery.

Trappist Monastery Chapel

Chapel at Our Lady of the Philippines Trappist Abbey

Chapel at Our Lady of the Philippines Trappist Abbey

A few meters away from the Gift Shop is the monastery’s Chapel.

How to get to Our Lady of the Philippines Trappist Abbey

From Jordan Port, walk outside the port area near the parking lot. You can choose ride the jeepney plying Nueva Valencia route and tell the driver to drop you off at Trappist or hire a pedicab, multicab, or a jeepney for a tour around the island province. Travel time from the port to Trappist is around 20 minutes.

From Buenavista Port, walk outside the port area near the parking lot. You can choose ride the jeepney plying Nueva Valencia route and tell the driver to drop you off at Trappist or hire a pedicab, multicab, or a jeepney for a tour around the island province. Travel time from the port to Trappist is around 40 minutes.

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Our Lady of the Philippines Trappist Abbey

Guimaras Circumferential Road, Barangay San Miguel
Jordan, Guimaras
Philippines 5045
Tel: +63-9285024756
Fax: +63-33-5813468
Website: http://www.ourladyofnewhelfta.com/OLP/
Email: olpabbey@CatholicWeb.com

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