ICLA's Temple of Nature, HOGAR, is a place of prayerful silence, contemplation, and encounter. Located in Sitio Maysawa, Brgy. Cuyambay, Tanay, Rizal, it is where one experiences caring for the Earth through organic farming.

ECO-SPIRITUALITY & 
ORGANIC AGRICULTURE CENTER
  • Welcomes spiritual seekers and exposurees

  • Offers venues for live-in seminars, recollections, retreats

  • Provides spaces for solitude and natural contemplation

  • Organizes weekend recollections for religious and lay groups

  • Conducts live-in short courses in Eco-Spirituality, Religious Life, Formation, etc.

VISION

Holistic growth in partnership with, and care for, the Earth through eco-spritiuality and organic agriculture

MISSION

Provide formative accompaniment and venue for the praxis of eco-spirituality and training in organic agriculture

BASIC COMPONENTS

I. Eco-Spirituality: Praxis and Spiritual Accompaniment

II. Organic Agriculture: Promotion and Training

FACILITIES
  • Reception House with Coffee & Snacks Area 

  • Farmhouse with Activity Center and Dormitories

  • Vermi House

  • Gazebos

  • Greenhouses

  • Solar Energy Facility

  • Hermitage Huts

  • Prayer Garden

  • Outdoor Fruit & Vegetable Gardens

FACILITIES

  • Reception House with Coffee & Snacks Area 

  • Farmhouse with Activity Center and Dormitories

  • Vermi House

  • Gazebos

  • Greenhouses

  • Solar Energy Facility

  • Hermitage Huts

  • Prayer Garden

  • Outdoor Fruit & Vegetable Gardens

 
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ADVENT WEEKEND RETREATS

For Inquiries or Reservations, please contact:  Ms. Eisen Villanueva at +63-2-7949-2024 or +63-918-642-8770  

DATES

 1st Batch 

 

DECEMBER 3-6, 2020

- 10 participants -

Departure from ICLA to HOGAR:

December 3, 2020  I  1:00 PM

Departure from HOGAR to ICLA:

December 6, 2020  I  1:30 PM

 2nd Batch 

 

DECEMBER 10-13, 2020

- 10 participants -

Departure from ICLA to HOGAR:

December 10, 2020  I  1:00 PM

Departure from HOGAR to ICLA:

December 13, 2020  I  1:30 PM

 3rd Batch 

 

DECEMBER 17-20, 2020

- 10 participants -

Departure from ICLA to HOGAR:

December 17, 2020  I  1:00 PM

Departure from HOGAR to ICLA:

December 20, 2020  I  1:30 PM

RETREAT DYNAMICS

        RETREAT DIRECTOR       

  Fr. Samuel F. Canilang, CMF 

Silence

Personal Prayer and Meditation

  • in the prayer garden or in the meditation house

  • meditative walk through the Knidos labyrinth or in the park

Contemplation of Nature

Conferences

  • Great Advent Themes

  • Incarnation and Salvation: Cosmic, Eco-Theological Perspective

  • Original Grace and Sin: Evolutionary Theological Perspective

  • Prayer: Evolutionary, Contemplative, and Ecological Perspective

Dialogue with the Retreat Director

Eucharistic Celebration

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart....

(2nd Wed of Advent: Mt 11:28-30)

INCLUSIONS

        With 20% discount for all items         

 

MEALS

3 meals per day for 3 days

SNACKS

2 snacks per day for 3 days

ACCOMMODATION

3 days, 2 nights

  • Single Occupancy Cottage (2 units)

  • Single Occupancy Room (2 units)

  • Double Occupancy Room (3 units)

TRANSPORTATION

From ICLA to HOGAR

From HOGAR to ICLA

RETREAT

                   Reminders: Please                  

1. Bring your own bible, notebook, and pen

 

2. Bring your own towels and toiletries (use of toilet paper is discouraged)

 

3. Use organic laundry soap, bath soap, and shampoo

 

4. Don’t bring electric equipment and appliances (HOGAR uses only solar energy); only charging of laptops and cell phones is possible

 

5. Use gas stove to prepare hot water in the cottages; hot water is provided in the

farmhouse (where the rooms are located)