Saturday, June 18, 2011

Pink Friday: Pink Sister

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I was not able to join the last friday meme.   As always I can't find my time to post here.. Now I'm late again :( But I wanted to post this picture. Here we go...

When I was in Kalibo, I really wanted to visit the Pink Sister Monastery.  And finally, I was able to get a photo of a nun who is praying in front of the altar.  Every hour there is one sister, praying.  You can't go near the altar because there is bar. 


kat said...

wow! i like their uniform sis. cute. My Pink Friday entry

Mama Mia said...

I feel so blessed just looking at these photos. It's as if the nun in the picture is praying for me.

Mona said...

rarely seen pink uniform in a nun, cute. visiting via PF.

Cee said...

I really thought that was in Pink sisters in Tagaytay. The church looks exactly the same. We usually go there with my family.

When pink sisters sing, it always gives me the feeling I'm in heaven— truly hair-raising.

Lainy said...

Ay! Ang cute! First time ko nakakita ng pink sa Madre Sis, hehe!

Thanks for the visit at my PINK entry Sis.


Cheerful said...

great pictures, you're lucky to see them even from afar! visiting you from PF and wishing you a great weekend!

gagay said...

at first I thought of pink sisters in davao..hehehe..the church is looking the same.. :D

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anne said...

I thought this was in Davao, coz we also have the same exact uniform and the arrangement of the chair. Yeah the name of the convent is also pink sister. I thought, the one one that we have here, is the only existing. LOL, thanks for the visit always, do you mind to visit me here, too? My Daily Mumbles, thanks

Anonymous said...

When I was practicing Catholicism ( I am no longer Catholic. I am a Born Again Christian), I used to go to a church that was called Pink Sisters in Davao because the nuns are garbed in pink and like that church,it also has a like a bar---which I really don't understand what was it for.
Now I go to Bible-based church called Living Word Ministries. We don't have nuns nor priests nor sacristans.
By the way, I love your new banner and theme.

Yannie said...

I used to visit Pink Sister Monastery at Tagaytay three years ago when I stayed with my cousin. Anyway thanks for the visit at my site Life Ascending

BTW, here's my PF entry

anney said...

Gusto ko ma visit yung sa tagaytay na Pink sister Monastery.Meron daw silang binebentang angel cookies na masarpa daw talaga.

Gracian said...

The bar is called grille, a symbol for separation from the world.

Cloistered Sisters such as Pink Sisters or Sister-Servants of the Holy Spirit of Perpetual Adoration, are one of the many cloistered orders in the Church who follows the old custom of the desert fathers, praying in the caves, away from the world.

Before Vatican II, the rules were stricter, the Nuns covers their faces with thin veils. Which was referred to as Enclosure Veil or Parlor Veils.

The Pink Sisters do not use the term monastery for their houses but convents. Monastery are reserved for older cloistered orders such as Discalced Carmelite Nuns, Poor Clare Nuns, Dominican Nuns, etc.

They sisters belonged to a cloistered order hence, they pray and work from within their convent. The spaces reserved for the nuns are called enclosure.

The cookies you heard are leftovers of the communion wafers - pinagtabasan, so they make them into cookies, they are quite crunchy and delicious too.

Gracian said...

The Pink Sisters sings the Liturgy of the Hours, formerly known as The Divine Office.

This is the official public prayer of the church. Please see complete info below:

What is Divine Office?

“From ancient times the Church has had the custom of celebrating each day the liturgy of the hours. In this way the Church fulfills the Lord’s precept to pray without ceasing, at once offering its praise to God the Father and interceding for the salvation of the world.” – Office of the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship.

The Ministry of Divine Office has a mission to gather assets beneficial to our community in praying the Liturgy of the Hours. We appreciate contributions from you. Please leave your suggestions or links as a comment and we will incorporate the most useful materials into this site.

So what is the Liturgy of the Hours?

The Liturgy of the Hours is the prayer of the whole People of God. In it, Christ himself “continues his priestly work through his Church.” His members participate according to their own place in the Church and the circumstances of their lives. The laity, too, are encouraged to recite the divine office either with the priests, among themselves, or individually.

The celebration of the Liturgy of the Hours demands not only harmonizing the voice with the praying heart, but also a deeper “understanding of the liturgy and of the Bible, especially of the Psalms.”

The hymns and litanies of the Liturgy of the Hours integrate the prayer of the psalms into the age of the Church, expressing the symbolism of the time of day, the liturgical season, or the feast being celebrated. Moreover, the reading from the Word of God at each Hour with the subsequent responses or troparia and readings from the Fathers and spiritual masters at certain Hours, reveal the deeper meanings of the mystery being celebrated, assist in understanding the psalms, and help one prepare for silent prayer. The lectio divina, where the Word of God is so read and meditated that it becomes prayer, is thus rooted in the liturgical celebration.

The Liturgy of the Hours, which is like an extension of the Eucharistic celebration, does not exclude but rather (in a complementary way) calls forth the various devotions of the People of God, especially adoration and worship of the Blessed Sacrament.

The worship “in Spirit and in truth” of the New Covenant is not tied exclusively to any one place. The whole earth is sacred and entrusted to the children of men. What matters above all is that, when the faithful assemble in the same place, they are the “living stones,” gathered to be “built into a spiritual house.” The Body of the risen Christ is the spiritual temple from which the source of living water emanates. Incorporated into Christ by the Holy Spirit, “we are the temple of the living God.”

Source: Catechism of the Catholic Church, Part Two, Section One, Chapter Two.

Gracian said...

Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters are a Roman Catholic religious institute of cloistered nuns.

The nuns live a contemplative life, focused on perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, offering intercessory prayers for the world. Inside the cloister the nuns wear rose-colored habits in honor of the Holy Spirit. As a consequence of these habits those nuns are nicknamed the "Pink Sisters."

The congregation was founded in 1896 in the Netherlands by Saint Arnold Janssen, a German diocesan priest who had first foundet in 1875 the Society of the Divine Word and in 1889 the Missionary Sisters Servants of the Holy Spirit. Janssen was canonized on October 5, 2003 by Pope John Paul II. The first house was established in Pennsylvania, United States in 1915 by Mother Mary Michael (Adolfine Tönnies)[1] (1862 - 1934),[2] upon the invitation of Archbishop Edmund Francis Pendergast.

Currently, there are 22 Houses located in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Germany, India, Indonesia, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Poland, Slovakia, Togo, and the United States.

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