Dominican Sisters of Blessed Imelda PDO
Dominican Sisters of Blessed Imelda (OPBI)
181 Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines 1101
Sr. Fatima Martins
Sr. Margharita Dalla Benetta, OP
This community of Dominicans was instituted in 1922 and called themselves as the Dominican Sisters of Blessed Imelda inspired by the works of Blessed Imelda Lambertini, the Protectress of First Holy Communicants.
Blessed Imelda story traced back in Bologna, Italy where she was born in 1322. At a very young age of five, she came to realized that everyone was a tabernacle where God resides. It was also during this time that she began to desire Jesus in Holy Communion. But then she could not receive the Lord until the age of reason, set at 12 by the Catholic Church.
When Imelda was nine years old, she made a request to her family to join the religious life for which her parents consented. Being the youngest, she was very much loved by the sisters in the convent. They treated her as a very special gift from the Lord. Imelda was very happy with the sisters and she even became the model of some older nuns.
On the feast day of the Ascension, the whole community was at mass and Imelda was observes as fervently praying. After the mass the sisters took turns in calling her. Then what greeted the sisters was an astonishing sight, a bright white host above the head of Imelda suspended in the air. Immediately, they called the priest who was himself awed by the spectacle. The priest then took a paten and went to where Imelda was kneeling. The white Host then descended into the paten. The priest took it as a sign that Imelda was to be given her first Holy Communion. The priest administered the Eucharistic Lord to her. Imelda swooned and went into ecstasy from which she never recovered. She died that same day on her first Holy Communion. She was 11 years old then.
Share one’s life in the footstep of Jesus who said : I am the bread of life…. Take it that you may have the fullness of life.
“To love Jesus, in the Eucharist and lead others to Him”.
To be at the service of the children and youths through social, pastoral and school ministry.
Care and Share for the Children and Youth of Today.
- Education and Scholarship
- Vocation promotion and formation
- Human resource and development
- Feeding Program
- Catechetical and youth ministry