St. Claire Monastery in Katipunan, Quezon City

One random Sunday, I woke up early and joined the Techos (my boyfriend’s family) in visiting St. Claire Monastery for some prayer requests. The place is known for its praying nuns and offertory eggs. It is believed that St. Claire is a miraculous saint and answers prayer requests (in written form) of its devotees.


when to hear mass

The monastery has a receiving area with tables set up in one corner for visitors to write their prayer requests. The letters are then dropped in drop boxes and the egg donations are remitted to the monastery personnel manning the post.


some people writing down their prayer requests

this way for submission of written prayer requests and egg donations

After that, visitors may opt to go inside the building to stand before a big St. Claire image to say some prayers or go to the candle lighting station outside to light some candles.

photography is prohibited in this part, took this one ninja style

the candle station

When we visited at past 7:00 a.m., there were already a lot of people in the monastery. The mass had just finished. We just wrote our prayer requests, gave our egg donations, lighted some candles and said a short prayer inside the chapel. It was a quiet, spiritual experience.

Here are more photos we took during our visit:

with Edwin’s sister Albie

with Edwin and his parents

the stairs going up to the church

people praying by the St. Claire image outside

We reached St. Claire Monastery by commute. We’ve been there several times already and each time we do, we ride LRT 2 through Legarda Station and alight at Katipunan Station. St. Claire is just walking distance from it.

the church inside the monastery complex

vendors selling eggs and other food stuff in front of the monastery

The Feast Day of St. Claire falls every 11th of August. During this time, thousands of St. Claire devotees flock to the monastery in Katipunan to pray and celebrate.

Have you been to St. Claire Monastery on a Sunday? :)

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64 Responses to St. Claire Monastery in Katipunan, Quezon City

  1. mekinudols says:

    alam ko nakapag-simba na ko dito pero once lang. dahil mejo may kalayuan samin :) sana magkatotoo wish mo edelweiza ^_^

  2. admin says:

    @mekinudols: medyo malapit na ngayon dahil sa lrt 2. hehe. sana nga magkatotoo. salamat po. :)

  3. reyapot says:

    hi edel, visiting u here..
    lam mo bang sa St. Claire ako nagpupunta pag may wish ako.. :-)
    na-miss ko tuloy dumalaw dun… one of these days babalik ako dun..

  4. admin says:

    @reyapot: ah yeah…ako kasi it's my bf who introduced me to st.claire monastery.uu, balik ka dun, she's miraculous daw tlga according to edwin's mom. :)

  5. mattscradle says:

    Hi Edel, I've been to this church pero tagal na nun I think more than ten years ago. May I ask if paano pumunta na since you've mention that there is already LRT2.

  6. airarizabeth says:

    pwede naman cgurong mag write na ko ng letter ko before ako mag punta sa St. Claire.. this will be my first time, kaya mejo nagiging matanong ako.. anyway thanks. May God bless you always. :)

  7. edelweiza says:

    @airarizabeth: yep, i think that's a good idea. ba't nga ba di ko naisip yun dati. God bless you, too! :)

  8. edelweiza says:

    @mattscradle: sakay ka LRT 2, baba ka sa Katipunan station. St. Claire is just a stone's throw away from there. :)

  9. Terai Cabanela says:

    Feast of St. Clare is August 11

    • edelweiz says:

      I also asked a friend and it seems you’re right. It’s 11 not 8. Thanks for calling my attention. I corrected the information already. :)

  10. airarizabeth says:

    ate, can i grab the photos.. un pong altar and saint images.. thanks po. gamitin ko lng po for invitation. thank you.

  11. alvin ikalina says:

    sis. kailan po ba ang feast day ng saint claire
    thank you po

  12. ikso says:

    last 2 weeks ko lang nakita ung monastery ni st. claire sa katipunan.nakakapanghinayang kasi halos 3 years na ako nakatira katipunan and hindi ako nakaksimba dun.

  13. chody says:

    hello po,first time po namin pupunta dyan sa st.claire monastery and we’re planning to go there this coming saturday open po ba anytime what time po ang mass?at pwede po ba magdala ng eggs?para hindi na po kmi bi2li pa sa labas..need some info lang po..thanks!

    • edelweiz says:

      Opo, pwede magdala ng sariling eggs. The fresher, the better. Hehe. I think one of the pictures I posted here has the mass schedule, please take a look. :)

  14. chody says:

    hello po,first time po namin pupunta dyan sa st.claire monastery and we’re planning to go there this coming saturday open po ba anytime what time po ang mass?at pwede po ba magdala ng eggs?para hindi na po kmi bi2li pa sa labas..need some info lang po..thanks!

  15. ei says:

    until what time po open ang church?

    • edelweiz says:

      Sorry, I don’t know. Just ask the guards when you get there. :)

    • airarizabeth says:

      till 5pm bukas ang monastery for receiving letter of petitions and eggs offering, but the church is open till 6pm :) i think. pero kung naabutan ka ng closing ng monastery, you can still leave your letter and eggs sa my guard. He will assist you till 6pm :)

  16. airarizabeth says:

    hello, good day! have you been to Monastery last August 11? Nakicelebrate k din ba sa Feast Day? hehe that was so amazing experience with my hubby-to-be.. though ang daming tao. sobrang saya pa din… :)

  17. rina says:

    since highschool, st. clare talaga hinihingan ko ng tulong at nabibigay naman.

  18. xianne says:

    hi there. so happy i found your site, its very informative. i am going to Saint Clare this sunday. and i was wondering how to get there from fairview, taxi is what i prefer but where is the best and nearest place to fetch a cab?

    and i read your comments, you said “the fresher the eggs, the better” are eggs in supermarkets fresh enough thanks pls reply thanks again

    • edelweiz says:

      Thank you! I’m afraid I can’t help you because I’m not very familiar with QC. What we do is we just ride LRT2 and that’s it. If you’d need a cab after your visit to St. Claire, you may want to hail one in front of the LRT2 Katipunan station. Or better yet, ride the LRT and get off at Araneta Center Cubao, go thru Gateway Mall. I believe they have a taxi lane there.

      Yes, the fresher the eggs, the better. Just buy from the vendors selling eggs outside of St. Claire so you could help them earn a living. :)

  19. Imelda L. Yu says:

    Gud morning sis,ask ko lang kung wat tym ska date ang pwed magbigay ng petetion letter, ka branch ba ito sa calbayog?

  20. melds says:

    wait ko ko rply nyo, salamat poh!

  21. melds says:

    ok, salamat poh!dito ba yong mga madre na hindi nakikita yong mukha pag kinakausap?

    • edelweiz says:

      HIndi ko po alam, pero pag nagvivisit ako sa St. Claire, hindi naman po madre ang nakikita, mga personnel ng simbahan ang tumatanggap ng mga alay na eggs.

  22. lhen says:

    pwede po bang magpabinyag sa sta clara????

  23. Maeri Chan says:

    I’ve been to this church at ang sarap mag stay dahil tahimik gusto ko ngang bumalik dyan. Ask ko lang kung maaga bang bukas ung church like 7am? Thanks in advance

  24. riz says:

    hello, any idea kung what time po siya nagoopen sa umaga during weekdays?? :)
    kasi everytime na dumadaan ang jeep ko don, sarado siya. may schedule po ba ng opening at closing?

  25. Evelyn says:

    Thank you so much for this site, pupunta ako dyan pag-uwi.

  26. Hi, your blog is really helpful. After reading so many entries since my sister needed to know the mass schedule, I found yours. Thank you so much! :)

  27. sterndal says:

    hello :)

    nagse-St Jude naman kami ng best friend ko every thurs

    pero gusto ko din sya ayain dyan sa St. Claire Monastery

    aalamin ko pa kung paano pumunta

    salamat sa pag-share


  28. Evelyn says:

    Hi po, pwede pong malaman ang exact address ng simbahan? Saan po ako sasakay kung agling ako dito sa Baclaran? Salamat po.

    • steph tan says:

      if you are in Baclaran area.. You can ride MRT then go down in Araneta-Cubao then walk across Gateway Mall then ride LRT2 then go down in Katipunan. Once outside Katipunan Station head left then walk until you see the the Katipunan flyover. then all you have to do is to cross the street make sure to follow the pedestrian lane :)

    • Eric says:

      Sakay ka ng MRT taft station pagkatapos baba ka saCubao Station take farmer plaza & gateway mall going to LRT2 station Cubao sakay ka pagkatapos after 2 station Katipunan na its walking distance to St Claire Monastery

  29. Marie says:

    hi, from Las pinas going there, what are going to ride? can u please give us tips on how to get there? thank u!

  30. steph tan says:

    We all go to a lot of church for our prayers, may it be a Sunday mass or any ordinary day. I have visited numerous churches in my entire life. But i can say that St. Claire Church is my sanctuary.. It is very far from our house in Sampaloc, Manila though i enjoyed going there especially on weekdays. Utmost peace and tranquility is felt around the church. My prayers plus hard work, positive thinking, and determination made everything just swimmingly. I passed all my nursing board exams here and abroad, I found a well paying job abroad, I prayed for my dad’s health, I even prayed for my husband. :) I asked for a child, and now I am having twins… :) :) :)

  31. holden caulfield says:

    i’ve been here several times but that was more than 20 years ago. not a prayerful kid though back then but the answered prayers made me closer to God. dad introduced me to rock, my mom introduced me to the living rock that puts life into my soul. introduced me to st. claire who helps us to reachout to God, Jesus and the Holy Ghost. st. claire plus your faith to God are the essential concotions for the miracles we need.
    i love you Lord with all my life and soul!
    may all you out there reading this, don’t despair. there is a one and true HOLY GOD WHO LISTENS TO US ALL AND WILL NOT LET US PERISH!

  32. liway says:

    In 1997, when i took the CSC-LSP exam my daughter gave me the pencil she had blessed at St Clare monastery. She’s really grea and instrumental in my passing the exam. My daughter will take the Oct 2012 bar exams. I know St. Clare with her great love will intercede for her. I claim it now.

  33. Believer says:

    I started going to Sta. Clara since my mom told me that she’s miraculous. I have prayed for a lot of things and all of them did come true. The most one I’ve been thankful for is not one I wished for myself but for a friend’s daughter. Melissa’s daughter has been having mulitple seizures since she was a baby almost everyday of her life. My heart went out to Melissa and her baby. When I went home to visit 2 years ago, I prayed for her daughter. Two weeks ago, I saw Melissa and told me her baby hadn’t had seizure in about 2 years now. I think it’s my faith that she can ask the Lord for me to answer my prayers. Now living abroad, whenever I encounter hardship in my life, I still wish I could go there and say my prayers.

  34. Karen Claire Esico says:

    Hello! :) I can say that all my prayer requests are answered by my faith in God and in St. Claire. I was really happy to see this blog and to know that many people were blessed by their faith. My mom, when she was younger, lagi pong pumupunta sa St. Claire. When my parents got married, 5 years sila bago magkaanak ng father ko. My mom said that she prayed to St. Claire, kaya she was given a child and that was me. In fact, I also have Claire on my name :) Take care. God bless!

  35. Marites Gonzales says:

    Its true me mga wishes ako na ntupad dito kay St. Clare lav u po!

  36. Camille Joson says:

    Nag punta kmi dyan once, nag katotoo yung wish namen, kaso hindi kmi nakapag pa thanksgiving.. :( (

  37. cristina says:

    i used to go here evry sunday nun nakatira pa ako sa Rizal,namimiss ko na umattend ng mass every sunday jan…sad to say di n ko nkkpunta dahil malayo n tinitirahan ko ngaun sa QC…one of this day makakabalik din ako jan…napaka peaceful n place

  38. geraldine says:

    Pwede bang mag bigay ng offering kahit walang mass? like 7 am onwards na

  39. Teresita Bobis says:

    Dati po ako devotee ng st Claire nung single pa ako pag Sunday dinadayo ko pa from sta.mesa at katunayan nung nag kaanak ako babae kinuha ko sa pangalan ni st Claire..Marami n rin na grant ang wishes ko.Simula nung nanganak ako di na ko nkapunta..But I’m sure D’s 2014 nka plan n ko to attend d xcited

  40. Bhavna says:

    I am actually trying to reach all these number for the past 2 weeks, and I can’t seem to get through as I hear busy tone line for all the numbers. How is it possible. The numbers I’m trying is, 632-9135159, 5258586, 5256332, 5256333. Kindly let me know if the above number exist or has it changed. If it has changed, please email me the number and who can I contact and the email address please, as it’s imperatively urgent.
    Thanks, Bhavna

  41. evelyn manalang says:

    Ti’ll what time the church and the offerring sectionis open ? Thank you.

  42. Nalor says:

    Just a late comment
    Yung mga madre po sa loob nakikita although
    may divider na screeen.
    Pwede kang makipagusap sa mga sisters kung
    relative mo yung mongha. But still you must still
    make an appointment and at certain dates
    Hindi pwede.
    You can also bring toiletries for their daily

  43. Roland says:

    Just a very late rejoiner
    Yung mga nuns sa loob ng monasteryo nakikita po although behind the
    screen at hindi po nahahawakan.
    Pwede silang kausapin ng mga relatives provided they have
    prior schedules.
    For those going you can bring eveydaythings like
    slippers and toiletries

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