DST – Daughters of Saint Teresa

DAUGHTERS OF SAINT TERESA (DST)

Address: Valladolid, Carcar City, Cebu Philippines

Date of Foundation: 1960

Place of Foundation: Balingasag, Misamis Oriental

Founder: Msgr. Teofilo B. Camomot

Date of arrival in Cebu: July 1966

Diocesan Right: October 15, 1985

Pontifical Recognition: July 16, 2009

BRIEF HISTORY

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.

In 1970, since the Founder, Monsignor Teofilo B. Camomot did not have a diocese of his own and because of poor health, he brought the congregation in Cebu imbued with his love for the poor. The Late Julio Cardinal Rosales, D.D. accepted the group in Cebu inspired them with his zeal for Catholic Education. In 1985, His Eminence Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal, D.D. affirmed the congregation of the Decree of Erection of the Religious Congregation and imparted his pastoral services with eagerness for the apostolate, in communion with the church.

The Community at present is composed of 118 members. Interior life is enhanced by an ongoing formation and renewal through retreats and monthly recollections. The Members are assigned in Local Houses established within the archdiocese of Cebu, Diocese of Quezon, Diocese of Talibon, Diocese of Tagbilaran, Diocese of Naval, Diocese of Maasin and Diocese of Palo.

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