What is Tahilan?
Tahilan is a Tagalog word that refers to the beam used in building a house, and also that which supports a bridge.
Tahilan Residence and Study Center envisions the holistic development of future women leaders of society by providing a program of activities and a proper atmosphere that fosters in each one the true value of university life and the development of an authentic Christian character.
As a Residence, Tahilan provides commendable accommodations and other services that include laundry, cleaning, and meals cooked just like at home. This is made possible by the collaboration of the Maligaya Institute for Culinary Arts and Residential Services.
Tahilan is a project of the Philippine Foundation for Cultural and Educational Development, Inc., a non-stock, non-profit organization promoting education and Christian ideals. The doctrinal and spiritual activities are entrusted to Opus Dei, a Personal Prelature of the Catholic Church, which helps people strive for holiness in ordinary everyday life.
The activities in Tahilan find inspiration in the teachings of St. Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei. His main message is that holiness is within reach of everyone as long as she strives to do her ordinary work and duties well and with love for God.
Proof of the message’s effectiveness is that St. Josemaria himself has been raised to the altars with his Canonization in 2002 and recently, the beatification of his most faithful son and first successor as head of Opus Dei, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo.
For more information on Opus Dei, please see www.opusdei.org