The story of Assumption in the Philippines is a story of God’s “kagandahang-loob” to the Congregation and the Filipino people.
In 1892, when the Philippines was under Spanish rule, Spain’s Queen regent, Maria Cristina, asked the Religious of the Assumption to assume the direction of the Superior Normal School for women’s teachers in Manila. Marie Eugenie Milleret de Brou (recently canonized Saint Marie Eugenie of Jesus), Foundress of the Assumption, recognized this as the immense possibilities for good in this distant mission to the East. The directive fully answered the Foundress’s educational vision: to pioneer women education in the Philippines.
Now, more than 100 years later, Assumption College continues to celebrate God’s “Kagandahang-loob” – His gracious and bountiful love – in the Philippines. Grace continues to overflow through generation after generation of sisters, alumnae, friends and partner organizations, who incarnate in their lives the spirit and vision of St. Marie Eugenie:
TO FORM FILIPINO CATHOLIC WOMEN PROFESSIONALS WHO ARE, ‘WOMEN OF FAITH AND ACTION ATTUNED TO THE TENSIONS OF OUR TIMES, IN LOVE WITH FREEDOM AND INSPIRED BY GOSPEL VALUES.’