About Us

November 25, 1959, in the parish of Saint Rita Balingasag, Misamis Oriental, a small group of women humbly asked permission from the parish priest, Monsignor Teofilo B. Camomot to serve in his parish. Here the first pioneer house was erected and the group was named the Daughters of Saint Teresa.

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Our Mission
Consecrated Women of Prayer and Daughters of the Church imbued with Apostolic Zeal of Saint Teresa of Avila giving witness through the Gospel for the sanctification of souls and the reign of the Mansion of God’s Kingdom.
Our Vision
Following Christ Assiduously through Teresian Spirituality and Orientation, we the Daughters of Saint Teresa strive to develop an intimate union with God through active contemplation.
Inspired by our Vision, we serve the Church through the Zeal for Catholic Education, Preferential Love for the Poor and Option for Pastoral Services.

Our Founder

Bishop Teofilo B. Camomot was born in Cogon, Carcar, Cebu on March 3, 1914 to Luis and Angela Bastida.

He was the third child of eight children & was baptized on March 4, 1914 & confirmed on August 22, 1915. He dedicated himself wholeheartedly to his seminary formation at the Seminario de San Carlos in Cebu City. On December 15, 1940, he was ordained a priest & was appointed assistant to different parishes.
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For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16


For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. — Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)