October 27, 2015

Pilgrimage at REGINA RICA

Regina RICA is a 13.5 hectare land at the foothills of the Sierra Madre Mountains. The Dominican Sisters of Regina Rosarii, was founded by Sister Mary Epifania F. Brasil, OP on May 13, 2005 . I first heard about Regina Rica from my friend, Jingle. Then more people were talking about it as a healing place and  a pilgrimage center that gathers many people from all walks of life to experience silence, stillness and serenity.  Mr. Olarte told us his cancer was cured through the intercession of the sisters of Regina Rica. Since then I wanted to visit the place to feel the presence of Mama Mary and the miracles.  


Our previous plans to visit were all in vain until we finally made it at Regina Rica yesterday.  It was a perfect timing us we offered our pilgrimage to my friend and her daughter, to my father, uncle and cousin who are all sick.

We left Mandaluyong around 730am and made it at 10:30am with a lot of stop to ask for directions. The road going to Regina Rica is good, just be sure to leave home early so you won't get stuck in traffic as there are road repairs from Pasig, Cainta, all the way going to Antipolo.



Though we were not able to go inside the mantle of Our Lady as it is being extended, visitors were allowed to light candles and take photos. 


We were able to join The Mass (11am).  Before the mass, sisters facilitated a contemplative prayer to experience peace, quietness, prayerful atmosphere and the presence of Our Lady, Regina Rosarii, 


We had lunch at Pasilungan 



Regina Rica Chapel

Inside Regina Rica Chapel

Stations of the Cross, where we met lovely pilgrims from Angono, Rizal
Juancho's favorite, Wishing Well







Restrooms are clean

We went to Regina Rica to pray for friends and relatives who are sick and suffering from emotional, spiritual and physical pain. As soon as we got home I received a message from a friend that her daughter opened her heart, accepted her sins and agreed to be healed. My friend lives miles away from me, she didn't even know we were going at Regina Rica. 

A few reminders: 

Dress code for female, no shorts and sleeveless. Don't worry, in case some of you ladies forget, Regina Rica have skirts available for borrowing.




You may bring a car but will only be allowed up to a certain point.
Don't worry they have golf cars and wheelchairs available for those having difficulty walking.

You can bring packed food but I'm not sure if the huts are for rent or free of charge.

Schedule: 
Monday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Marcos Highway, Sitio Aguho Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal. 
Contact Nos. (+02) 985.3878, (+02) 401.2036

How to visit REGINA RICA

If you have car: Teresa to Manila East Road Route:

1. From South Super Highway please go to C5

2. then turn right at Ortigas Avenue then go towards Teresa.

3. Get Manila East Road. When in Morong get the left road towards Tanay,

4. when you see the road forking between Baras and highway on your left get the left road.

5. When reaching Tanay and you see Flying V on your right and Shell gasoline station on your left.

6. Turn left at the Tanay-Sampaloc Road.

7. When you reach Sampaloc, Tanay turn right Marcos Highway straight ahead. You will pass on your left Camp Capinpin and on your right JE camp (Erap’s place).

8. When you are in approximately Km. 66.5 there is a signage directing you to Turn right at Sitio Aguho Street and 200 meters away on your right is the gate of Regina RICA.

If you have car:  Through Marcos Highway:

1. If you are coming from North Super Highway you can go to Kalayaan (QC) to either Anonas left Aurora Boulevard which will fork (on the left towards the bridge to Marikina) and on the right towards Marcos Highway.

2. You will pass by Masinag but continue your course in Marcos Highway.

3. You will pass Cogeo, Boso-boso, Palo Alto. Go on you will pass by Sierra Madre Resort on your left and Pranjetto on your right. At Pranjetto the road forks please take the one on the right still along Marcos Highway.

4. When you arrive the town there is a crossing but just go straight maintain the Marcos Highway course, you will pass by Camp Capinpin on your left and JE camp on your right.

5. When you are in approximately Km. 66.5 there is a signage directing you to Turn right at Sitio Aguho Street and 200 meters away on your right is the gate of Regina RICA.


If you go by public transportation 

If you want to pass through Marcos Highway :

1. Go to Aurora Boulevard, Cubao Mercury. Get a jeep to Cogeo market.

2. Go down Cogeo market then go to Cogeo market to get a jeep to Sampaloc, Tanay, Rizal. This will pass by Marcos Highway.

3. When you reach Sampaloc, Tanay market. Get a tricycle to Regina RICA Sitio Aguho Street. It will bring you inside Regina RICA guard house.

Getting an aircon public transportation from Star Mall, EDSA:

1. 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.

2. Please tell driver to show you the parking area of the Tanay Sampaloc jeepneys.

3. Get Tanay Sampaloc Jeep and go down at the market place in Sampaloc, Tanay.

4. Get a tricycle to Regina RICA Sitio Aguho Street . It will bring you inside Regina RICA guard house.

For those from Los BaƱos, CALABARZON who wish to pass by the back door:

1. You will pass by Bay, Pila, Pagsanjan.

2. Stay on the national Highway passing by Pakil, Siniloan, Mabitac, Pililia.

3. Upon arrival to Tanay – Manila East Road turn right at Shell gasoline station you will see Flying V on your left.

4. When you reach Sampaloc, Tanay turn right Marcos Highway.

5. Straight ahead. You will pass Camp Capinpinon your left and on your right JE camp (Erap’s place).

8. When you are in approximately Km. 66.5 there is a signage directing you to Turn right at Sitio Aguho Street and 200 meters away on your right is the gate of Regina RICA.

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