Schedule of Liturgical Services


The Church on Mendiola, dedicated to the Holy Child of Prague in 1926, is a source of pride of monks and Bedans as the Abbey Church of the monastic community of the Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat and as the College Chapel of San Beda College Manila. The monks sing the Divine Office and celebrate the Conventual Mass (Mass of the Monks) daily in the sanctuary, and students, teachers, administrators, and workers gather for Masses that celebrate various events in the life of the school.


The Swedish architect George Asp designed the neo-gothic church. The oil paintings - the most famous and most admired feature of the church – are the work of Fr. Lesmez Lopez, OSB, known for his murals in monasteries in Spain and Australia; while the decorations were done by Dom Salvador Alberich, OSB.


Liturgical Schedule


Weekdays

  • 5:50 AM Lauds/ Morning Prayer
  • 6:30 AM Conventual Mass
  • 7:00 AM Mass for the Bedans
  • 6:00 PM Vespers/ Evening Prayers
  • 6:30 AM Lauds/ Morning Prayer
  • 7:00 AM Conventual Mass
  • 5:15 PM Vespers/ Evening Prayers


Sunday
Monday to Friday
Saturday and Holiday
6:30 AM           Morning Prayer (Lauds)

7:00 AM            Conventual Mass

10:00 AM          Mass

11:00 AM           Mass

6:00 PM              Vespers/Benediction
5:50 AM       Morning Prayer (Lauds)

6:20 AM       Conventual Mass

6:50 AM       Mass
6:30 AM      Morning Prayer (Lauds)

7:00 AM      Conventual Mass

6:00 AM      Vespers



The Benedictine Abbey Church of Our Lady of Montserrat


The Abbey Church of Our Lady of Montserrat located in the heart of Mendiola St. with its neo-gothic façade and twin towers serves as the Church of the monastic abbey and as the College Chapel of San Beda College Manila. It is a place of prayer and silence, where the monks and students alike start and end their day. In here the Benedictine monks together with the students and staffs sing the Liturgy of the hours (Divine Office) and celebrate the Eucharist daily. It is also where the Bedan students, teachers, administrators and staff members gather together to celebrate various events such as graduation, baptism and confirmation.


The Abbey Church is named after Our Lady of Montserrat and was dedicated in 1926 to the Holy Name of Jesus. Hence, every year, the feast of Santo Niño de Praga is celebrated on the last Sunday of January.


Swedish architect George Asp designed the neo-gothic church. Paintings such as the portraits of the childhood of Jesus Christ, seen just above the main altar and the allegories of virtues on the ceiling by Fr. Lesmes Lopez, OSB, adorn the church interior. And Dom Salvador Alberich, OSB designed the embellishments surrounding the paintings. A more recent painting done by Francesco Giannini, an Italian painter has been added in 2012 on the rear wall of the church interior depicting the history of the Benedictines here in the Philippines.


Schedule of Liturgical Services


Weekdays

  • 5:50 AM Lauds (Morning Prayer)
  • 6:20 AM Conventual Mass (First Mass)
  • 7:00 AM Second Mass
  • 5:15 PM Vespers (Evening Prayer)

Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays

  • 6:30 AM Lauds (Morning Prayer)
  • 7:00 AM Conventual Mass (First Mass)
  • 10:00 AM* Second Mass
  • 11:00 AM * Third Mass (Sponsored by the San Beda Alumni Association)
  • 6:00 PM Vespers (Evening Prayer) with the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (Sundays only)



Contact Information


Abbey of Our Lady of Montserrat Mendiola St., San Miguel, Manila

The Abbey Porteria

Tel. No. (02) 735-5992/ (02) 735-5972

Cel. No (0922) 258-2626 (Sun)

(0906) 277-0381 (Globe)


For inquiries on Benedictine vocation, please look for the Vocation Promoter through the above-mentioned contact details.