St. Mary’s University was founded by Mother Ignacia.
Vision: Saint Mary’s College of Qc is an RVM educational institution. Inspired by the Ignacian spirituality, the members of the SMCQC community live the values of faith, excellence and service for the integral Christian formation of Ignacian Marian leaders through transformative education for a just and humane society.
Mission: guided by vision St. Mary’s College QC. Will become Internationally recognized and a resource for Ignacian Marian leadership, academic excellence and Ignacians spirituality. As Marian community of ethical, responsive and competent professionals, the college will offer value laden, process oriented learner, centered programs and services to form catalyst of change and development communication and community formation and services.
A community of native women in the 17th century
colonial Philippines struggles to attain religious
freedom during the past three hundred years. The founder of this community is Ignacia del Espiritu Santo, a Chinese mestiza from Binondo. Against the will of the King of Spain and with little support from church authorities, these women stand for what they believe in and defy any attempt to stifle their desire to serve God.