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Canossa School of Sta.Rosa

Canossa School in  the City of Sta.Rosa is the first Canossian School and the first Canossian Sisters’ community in the Philippines. Responding to the invitation of Bishop Alejandro Olalia, the Italian Missionary Sisters of the Canossian Daughters of Charity – daughters of St. Magdalene of Canossa, arrived in the then small town of Santa Rosa on February 2, 1954 from Hongkong.


Italian Sisters came and went, and the number of Canossian Filipina sisters grew.  Together, they dedicated their lives  to make Christ known and loved in the spirit of Charity and Humility, as exemplified by their two models in life, Jesus Christ Crucified and Mary, Mother of Charity at the Foot of the Cross. Through the years, it has witnessed the steady growth in enrollment,  in the quality of instruction, and in evangelization as Canossa School remains a Catholic institution at the service of God and his Church.  It offers Pre-school to Senior High School curriculum.


Through the years, this educative community has seen the crystallization of the many prophetic gestures of St. Magdalene in Santa Rosa. Her mission has become the mission of the students and the graduates  that they express in their outreach activities and when they become professionals, ready and willing to serve the Filipino people, particularly the people as priests, religious, teachers, businessmen and women, catechists, farmers, social workers, doctors, nurses and other services in the helping professions.