La Ignaciana

House of Retreat for Priests and Laymen (not existing as of 2013)
Location: Herran Street (now Pedro Gil Street), Sta. Ana, Manila
Present site of the OB Motessori
Category: Building/Structures  
Type: Retreat House
Status: Level II - With Marker  
Marker Date: 1939
Marker Text:
LA IGNACIANA

THIS PROPERTY BOUGHT BY MAXIMINO A. PATERNO IN 1862 WAS USED AS VILLA, CALLED EL JESUS DE LA RIBORA, BY THE ATENEO DE MANILA FOR SEVERAL YEARS. THIS BUILDING, REMODELLED THROUGH THE EFFORTS OF THE REV. JUAN ANGUELA, S.J., WAS SOLEMNLY BLESSED BY THE ARCHBISHOP OF MANILA ON 18 JUNE 1932, AND MADE A HOUSE OF RETREATS WHERE THE SPIRITUAL EXERCISES ACCORDING TO THE METHOD OF ST. IGNATIUS, ARE GIVEN TO PRIESTS AND LAYMEN. IN 1911, THE CONGREGATION MARIAN BEGAN TO SPONSOR RETREATS FOR WORKINGMEN. LA IGNACIANA IS ALSO THE CENTER OF THE ADORACION NOCTURNA IN THE PHILIPPINES.

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