About Us

St. Thérèse Columbarium, the first of its kind in the Philippines, is a breath of fresh air to those who seek peace and privacy in the comfort of family and friends. It was established by Magnificat Ventures Corporation (MVC), a company whose vision is to provide solemn places of worship where people can pray, reflect and reminisce in peace.

We celebrate life by memorializing our departed loved ones with respect, dignity and a deep fondness. Masses are offered daily for all souls inurned at St. Therese Columbarium.

The community sponsors masses on special occasions such as Mother's Day, father's Day, Grandparents' Day and the like, and religious celebrations such as the Feast Day of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Healing Masses and the Visits of the Relics of St. Therese to the Philippines.

Clients are also invited to attend activities such as art exhibits, workshops, spiritual recollections and other inspirational events. Reminders and alerts for upcoming occasions such as the birth or death anniversary of a departed loved one are sent to their living relatives to make sure they will always be remembered with love.

Imported Vaults

All vaults are manufactured using imported technology from Korea.

Environment Compliant

Proud to adopt green technology and first environmental compliant Columbarium.

24/7 Security

24-hour security, CCTV cameras and a security access system to ensure the safety of clients.

Trust Fund

Perpetual Maintenance Trust Fund assuring vault owners of NO ADDED FEES FOR MAINTENANCE.

Our History

The late patriarch of the Dizon Family and Chairman of MVC, Mr. Rafael "Boy" Dizon, Jr., and his wife, Mrs. Rosaline "Shalene" Dizon are devout Catholics who both nurtured a dream to build an impressive shrine as a gift to the Church that helped them grow in faith and love.

For many years, Boy's physical health suffered and Shalene remained faithful by his side. Throughout countless trials and obstacles, their commitment to this dream never wavered. They continued to help many people and even assisted in the construction of numerous churches in the Philippines despite Boy's ailments. Their steadfast love and devotion to the Lord inspired their whole family to share their desire to see the dream fulfilled.

Through a series of fortuitous events and certainly with Divine blessing and intervention, the Dizons crossed paths with then Bishop of the Military Ordinariate of the Philippines (MOP), Most Rev. Ramon C. Arguelles, D.D. who wished to build a bigger church in honor of his beloved Patron Saint, St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, in Villamor, Pasay City.

It took two years to construct the Shrine which features an obstructed view of the altar, impressive stained glass artwork and a seating capacity of 2000. Right below the Shrine is the St. Thérèse Columbarium which houses close to 38,000 vaults with a Remembering Chapel and an Ecclesiastical Museum.

In May 17, 2007, during the 82nd Anniversary of the Canonization of St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus, the Shrine was solemnly dedicated and consecrated in honor of the "greatest Saint of modern times". The ceremony was presided by then Archbishop of Cebu, His Eminence Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal, D.D. Among the other co-celebrating bishops were Most Rev. Angel N. Lagdameo, D.D., then President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines and Most Rev. Leopoldo S. Tumulak, D.D., the newly installed Bishop of the MOP. Also present were President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who unveiled the historical marker; top brass military officials of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP) and other uniformed services under the canonical jurisdiction of the MOP.

Our Affiliates

Shrine of St. Therese of the Child Jesus
Little Way Flower Shop
St. Therese Mission

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