Regina RICA (A Pilgrimage Site)
The gift of faith taught me to perceive the astounding righteousness and grace that bound us if only we open our eyes and minds. I just want to thank God for all the things that cost nothing and are worth everything.
Regina RICA is a 13.5-hectare land, that is envisioned by the Dominican Sisters of Regina RICA (Rosarii Institute for Contemplation in Asia) to be a place of prayer, pilgrimage, ecological sanctuary as well as a wellness environment. The major landmark in this pilgrimage site is a towering 71 foot high Mama Mary statue. The walk towards the image of Mama Mary is a S-rail to give the pilgrim a breathtaking view of the place. Also, there are 13 candle stations where one can leave candle offerings.
Note that there is a dress code – short shorts and too revealing upper garments are not allowed. If one is not aware of this rule, they have stores inside the place that sells long skirts and shawls so that you can still go around the area even if you are wearing inappropriate clothing.
Today, I call on the clout of forgiveness,
the hope that heals & washes away hatred,
I am ready to forgive & mend old wounds.
I forgive you for the past, to build friendship &
to forgive all who have hurt me in the past,
with intent or by accident.
I am ready to forgive myself for mistakes made
and things I have done in the past that I lament.
Healing replaces resentment, peace replaces anger,
as forgiveness grows inside me, my heart lightens.
filling me with a wisdom of well-being & acceptance
I embrace forgiveness, the great healer of hearts.
How To Reach Regina RICA:
Located along Marcos Highway in Sitio Aguho, Sampaloc, Tanay Rizal.
Go to Star Mall at EDSA corner Shaw Boulevard and get a van or jeep going to Tanay. This will bring you to Tanay town proper. Then, either ride a Tanay Sampaloc jeepney then get a tricycle to Regina RICA Sitio Aguho Street .OR from Tanay public market, hire a tryke that will take you all the way to Regina RICA.