As an association of Christ’s faithful of the Religious of the Virgin Mary, the Confraternity of Our Lady of the Beaterio was started January 6, 1985. Feast of the Epiphany. Aimed to affiliate itself with the apostolic spirituality of service of the RVM and to respond to the appeal of Our Lady of Fatima for Conversion, Offering and Reparation (COR), the Confraternity was recognized by the Archdiocese of Manila, thru its local ordinary, His Eminence Jaime Cardinal Sin, DD, who received the Confraternity Statuses on November 21, 1984 and approved it on November 27, 1984. The Statutes were printed on December 8, 1984, Marian Year, Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Earlier prior to the Confraternity, Cardinal Sin also blessed the painting of Our Lady of the Beaterio- a painting by Mr. Bueno Silva to portray or bring to life the assistance of the Blessed Mother to the Beaterio de la Compania de Jesus started by Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo and the devotion and trust of the Beatas (RVM) to Mary as Mother, Model and Patroness through the years in the context of their time.
Conceived and started by the late Rev. M. Ma. Josefina Yamzon, then the RVM Superial General, the Confraternity of Our Lady of the Beaterio (COLB) is the lay counterpart of the Congregation with S. Ma. Consuelo Alvino, RVM and the late S. Ma. Pureza Jimenez, RVM as Directress and Fr. Catalino Arevalo, SJ as Spiritual Director.
MISSION/ PURPOSE/ GOAL/ OBJECTIVES:
The Confraternity aim towards the personal sanctification of its members that shall overflow to the sanctification of others. It desires to follow Christ devotedly in a life of prayer and apostolic service under the patronage of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in her title as Our Lady of the Beaterio, through the inspiration of Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, foundress of the Congregation of the Religious of the Virgin Mary (RVM). The life of Apostolic Service shall be the life of witness of the members that should overflow into their apostolic involvements inside or outside their homes as well as the Reach-out of the Confraternity that includes the RVM Apostolates.