The Blessed Palm Sunday at RICA
Yesterday was a long journey but it’s all worth it! Finally, after 3 hours drive, we see the Regina Rosarii in Tanay, Rizal (Philippines).
My family and I celebrated the Palm Sunday mass yesterday in Regina Rosarii Institute for Contemplative in Asia (RICA) and we felt so blessed to be able to experience God’s love in this place. The area is so beautiful, surrounded with trees and flowers and really peaceful. If I were to do a recollection, this would be that place.
Praying inside the Sulod (the room inside the huge Mama Mary statue) is another yet solemn encounter with God. Voicing out Jesus’ name inside that room along with other visitors made me feel so relieved and loved. For some reason, it brought joy to my heart. What a blessed way to start the lent week!
After the Sulod, there’s this area where you we bought candles and utter prayer for the desire of our hearts. I’ve also written a letter — thanking and casting all my fears and uncertainties to the Lord. Below are other photos I’ve taken using my LG phone.
Some facts about our visit to the Regina Rosarii in Tanay, Rizal (Philippines).
Address: Regina RICA (Rosarii Institure for Contemplation in Asia)
Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal, Philipines
Date of visit: March 29, 2015 with my immediate family
Tips: Dress properly as they don’t allow shorts, sleeveless,spaghetti strap and sandos. They are also close during Tuesdays.
Schedule of Activities at Regina RICA Mass
Sunday- 11:00 am/3:30 pm
Monday-Saturday- 11:00 am except Tuesday
6:00 am every 4th Saturday of the month