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Regina Rosarii Institute for Contemplation in Asia or simply Regina RICA is a venue for serenity, silence and stillness in this noisy and harried world.  It is a 13.5 hectare land in the hills of Tanay, Rizal, Philippines envisioned by the Dominican Sisters of Regina Rosarii to be a place of pilgrimage, prayer, contemplation, ecological sanctuary and wellness environment.

Reaching the Regina RICA gate, one is welcomed by two iconic Dominican figures, St. Catherine of Sienna and St. Dominic, in giant statues.

St. Dominic

St. Dominic

St. Catherine of Sienna

St. Catherine of Sienna

At the heart of Regina RICA is the 71-ft statue of Our Lady of Regina Rosarii on top of the hill.  The statue is uniquely defined by her hand opening her mantle, as if inviting people to come inside.

Mary’s Sacred Trail (S Trail)

Mary’s Sacred Trail (S Trail)

Our Lady on top of the hill

Our Lady on top of the hill

The divine statue is the heart and soul of Regina RICA. Inside the icon is a Sanctuary of Universal Love and Devotion or SULOD. In Ilonggo, sulod means enter.  Regina RICA allows a rather different experience inside the icon. An experience so divine, a desire so pure.

Regina RICA Sunflower trail

Regina RICA Sunflower trail

SULOD

SULOD - Sanctuary of Universal Love and Devotion

Other Facilities inside Regina RICA

RICA Chapel

Regina RICA Chapel

San Jose Rotonda

San Jose Rotonda

Way of the Cross

Way of the Cross

Statue of St. Dominic in Kakahuyan

Statue of St. Dominic in Kakahuyan

Pasilungan (Ilonggo for “shelter”) serves as the place’s navel where families and groups gather to eat, share stories, and bring home souvenirs.

Pasilungan

Pasilungan (Ilonggo for “shelter”)

Bahay Kubo

Bahay Kubo

Handong Handumanan

Handong Handumanan

Waterfalls

Regina RICA Waterfalls

RICA Garden

RICA Garden

RICA Garden

RICA Garden

RICA Products - Organic Vegetables

RICA Products - Organic Vegetables

RICA Pets

RICA Pets

RICA Pets

RICA Pets

RICA Pets

RICA Pets

Regina RICA logo

Regina RICA logo

How to Get There click here

For more information visit Regina RICA website.

Source: Regina RICA website and Philippine Daily Inquirer

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