The Adoration Convent of Divine Mercy, which is better known as the Pink Sisters Chapel, may be a busy attraction filled with noisy and nosey tourists, but behind its bars and glass are those who answered the call to live in silence.
The convent is established by the Society of Divine Word, the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters and the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters, which are all founded by Saint Arnold Janssen. Numerous seminarians, nuns and adorers from all over the country visit this chapel to pray and worship. This Catholic Chapel got its name from the nuns living in the monastery who are usually seen wearing pink religious habit. It has become a mark of distinction for them, hence their popularity and name.
With their own list of prayers, endless visitors flock to the chapel on a daily basis. Praying in great silence is one of the prevailing reasons why this chapel is so well-visited. Its well-manicured garden is adorned with the Ten Commandments Stone Tablets found in front of the chapel. Statues of Catholic saints are then strategically placed in definite spots inside and outside the chapel grounds such at St. Joseph’s statue seen at the back of the chapel, the Statue of the Sacred Heart seen at the side garden and the statue of St. Michael that guards the parking lot. Its sooth and serene ambiance, coupled with the beauty of its gardens, and a display of the deep devotions evident from the Sisters themselves is heart-warming to all those who visit the chapel.
Visitors will also have the chance to see nuns praying with them 24 hours a day. These nuns can be seen behind the iron grilles of the altar. The presence of the nuns gives the chapel an even more sacred ambiance. It influences visitors to bow their heads, kneel before God and pay proper respect to the chapel.
Those who think they are in need of extra help in the prayer department can drop a piece of paper for their prayer intentions at the boxes provided on both sides of the chapel. It has been said that Sisters of the convent are powerful prayer warriors as they have devoted their lives in sacrifice and meditative prayer. In return, the best contribution visitors can give back to is to buy souvenir items and Pink Sister Cloister Cookies from the nuns. These cookies are personally made by the nuns of the convent and are said to be extremely delicious.
The chapel is located along Holy Spirit Drive in Baranggay Maitin, Tagaytay City. Coming from the Sta. Rosa exit, turn right at the Tagaytay Rotunda and take the Aguinaldo Highway. Then make a right turn at Arnoldus Road as the chapel can be seen at the end of this road. Masses are scheduled at 7:30 am and 5:00 pm every Sunday. Be sure to get there early to secure a seat as the chapel tends to get full quickly.
When in Tagaytay, don’t forget to stop by the Pink Sisters Chapel to catch a glimpse of the beauty of the church, its serene garden and its sacred spiritually evident by the devoted Sisters in pink.