Blessing of Balay Handumanan sa Maayong Magbalantay

“Gratitude is the memory of the heart.” This French adage that Mother Foundress loved to quote took the form of a house in Sapad, Lanao del Norte, a former mission area of the Good Shepherd Sisters from the 80s to early 2000. The house, aptly called... >>

Phase I of 2021 Congregational Chapter starts September 16

The 2021 Congregational Chapter of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd will begin this September 16, (5 p.m. Philippine Time) with Phase 1, the Chapter of Affairs. Theme of the Congregational Chapter is "Drawn by Love, Passionate for Justice."... >>

Care for Our Common Home

“Praise be to you, my Lord, through our Sister, Mother Earth, who sustains and governs us, and who produces various fruit with coloured flowers and herbs.” #LaudatoSi' 1 (quoting St Francis' Canticle of Creatures) Last June 25,... >>

Sr Niña's First Profession of Vows

“Pag-ibig at Paghahandog” was the theme of the Eucharistic Celebration for the First Profession of Vows of our novice Sr. Maria Ni ña Niño last June 24, 2021, Feast of John the Baptist at the Good Shepherd Chapel in Quezon... >>

Good Shepherd Philippine Novitiate Turns 60

The Philippine Novitiate marked its 60 th year last June 21, 2021. Mass was held at the Good Shepherd Chapel in Quezon City in the morning with Fr Hartono Budi, SJ as presider. In the afternoon, a simple program was held at Heart of Mary Hall in QC... >>

70th Anniversary of RGS Presence in Cebu

Villa Maria Cebu celebrated its 70th founding anniversary last July 15 with a Mass at the Chapel in Banawa Hills. The presider was Fr Heinz Kul ük e, SVD, a long time friend and partner in mission. Sr Leah Ann read in the introduction the... >>

Heavenward Two-gether

Last July 11, we brought to their final rest the ashes of our two dear sisters who said goodbye to us one after the other. Sr Mary Socorro Galvez, a contemplative sister passed on last July 8 and Sr Mary Herminia Mendoza, an apostolic sister, last... >>

60 Years of Hiddenness in God

We have a good reason to be happy and be grateful today, May 11, 2021, since we are blessed to celebrate the faithfulness and graciousness of God beyond measure on this 60 th anniversary of Philippine foundation as Contemplative Sisters. Our... >>

Journeys of the Heart: Into the Deep…with Blessed Maria Droste

The feast of Blessed Maria Droste last June 8, 2021 was a time to go into the deep again, both in terms of our chapter journey and also into the crisis the world is still facing at this moment, the pandemic and its consequences. In prayer, we held... >>

“Love and Fidelity of the Good Shepherd... Gratitude!”

It was one festive day after another as Good Shepherd Sunday fell on April 25. After some time of relative quiet, with the absence of live Masses and gatherings in our Good Shepherd compound in Quezon City, the two days of St Mary Euphrasia’s... >>

Ph Local Leaders' Meeting 2020

"Let's take care of one another just as our saving God cares for us." This is the title of the recent letter of the UISG (International Union Superiors General) to the religious men and women and also the theme adapted for the Annual Local Leaders'... >>

Virtual Inter Continental Assembly (ICA) for Asia-Pacific held September 14-18

Good Shepherd Sisters and partners in mission in Asia Pacific are participating in a virtual Inter Continental Assembly (ICA) from September 14-18, 2020. The Province of Philippines-Japan belong to Group 4 of the eight ICAs organized by the... >>

Virtual Asia Pacific Assembly held August 10-12

A virtual Asia Pacific Assembly of apostolic and contemplative members of the Religious of the Good Shepherd and mission partners was held August 10-12 via Zoom. The participants represent the nine provinces in the region: 1) Australia-New Zealand,... >>

New Province Leadership Team Installed

On June 29, 2020, Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul, our new Province Leadership Team was installed and affirmed during the Eucharistic Celebration presided by Rev. Fr. Edward Anthony Cometa. (It almost did not happen after two priests including the... >>

“Para sa Paglayang Minamahal”: <br>Celebrating Freedom, Lockdown Style

June 12, 2020, Quezon City. In celebration of the 122 nd Independence Day of the Philippines, the Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines (AMRSP) enjoined religious communities to hold their respective activities to mark the day... >>

Month of Mary concludes with Flores de Mayo

The Month of Mary, which is dedicated to the recitation of the rosary and offering of flowers to Mary who intercedes for our prayers concluded with Flores de Mayo. At the Good Shepherd Convent in Quezon City, sisters, lay mission partners and women... >>

Good Shepherd Baguio Online Shop launched

The Good Shepherd Baguio Online Shop was launched on Sunday, June 7, 2020, and today, June 8, the feast of Blessed Maria Droste, the office in Quezon City was blessed. The online shop may be visited in Facebook. Good Shepherd Baguio Online Shop (... >>

PDI's Human Face: RGS nuns warn against cybersexploitation

(By Ma. Ceres P. Doyo) These women religious know whereof they speak, because chief among their apostolates is the care of abused women and girls. The Religious of the Good Shepherd (RGS) recently issued a statement warning against... >>

IFRS online graduation rites held May 11

The Institute of Formation and Religious Studies (IFRS) held an online graduation ceremonies for its students on May 11, 2020. It was the 24th Commencement Exercises of the Institute. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown in Metro Manila,... >>

In remembrance of +Fr. Adolfo Nicolas SJ

The Religious of the Good Shepherd in the Province of Philippines-Japan, apostolic and contemplative sisters, expressed gratitude for the life of +Fr. Adolfo Nicolas SJ, former superior general of the Society of Jesus, who passed on to eternal life... >>