San Beda Church (Our Lady of Monserrat), Manila


It is a beautiful church. A Swedish architect, George Asp,
designed the church that was built until 1925. Fr. Peter Celestine
Gusi (OSB) later added the side chapels and galleries between 1947
and 1958. The church is renowned for its murals and paintings that
were done by Fr. Lesmes Lopez (OSB) and Bro. Salvador Alberich (OSB)
from 1930 until 1939.

The Abbey Church was dedicated to the Holy Infant of Prague when it
was consecrated in 1926. The image of the Sto. Niño sculptured in 1905
was, installed above the Abbatial throne of the altar. The College
celebrates the annual feast of the Infant Child on the fourth Sunday
of January.

Devotion to the Holy Infant has become part of the tradition of San Beda
College. The year triduum-novena and procession are religious activities
anticipated not only by the members of the school community but also by
devotees of the Sto. Niño all over Metro Manila.