The sisters of Casetta del Divino Zelo

Sr. Maribel and Sr. Isabella of Casetta del Divino Zelo

Two months ago, we drove to Tagaytay so Sam could take photos for various projects. On the way home, we passed by the Ilog Maria Honeybee Farm and discovered delicious pizza and tiramisu beside the farm. The place is called Casetta del Divino Zelo and, yes, I did take photos and I did write about it.

Yesterday, I checked my e-mail and found a surprise — a heart-warming note from Sr. Maribel of Casetta. A friend of theirs printed my blog post and showed it to them. And, attached, photos of the Casetta sisters reading my blog post. It made me smile. We’ve been to their casetta and, looking at the photos of them reading my blog post, it’s like they’ve been to my casa. Sr. Maribel wrote that “It was our first exposure outside the four walls of our convent!” and I am really happy that I had a hand in that.

Sr. Maribel and Sr. Isabella of Casetta del Divino Zelo

Sr. Maribel also mentioned the person responsible for all the wonderful food at Casetta, “Sr. Isabella, an Italian-born nun but with Australian citizenship assigned in the Philippines.” That’s her, seated, in the photo. If I’m not mistaken, that’s Sr. Maribel to the left of Sr. Isabella who, I distinctly remember, was the one who took out orders at Casetta.

Thank you for the lovely note, Sr. Maribel, and for allowing me to publish the photos you sent.

  • Cynthia

    Awwww, Connie, how lovely to read this post.

    (Discovered your blog earlier in the week and have been lurking, reading, and gawking since). Love your work.

    • Connie Veneracion

      The sisters are very gracious. So are you. :)

  • Lance

    Printing a page of your website so it can be shown to others who haven’t read it yet—that’s a huge compliment. And a well-deserved one, Ma’am. Please keep writing and posting and taking the nicest pictures. :)

    • Connie Veneracion

      Thanks, Lance. :)

  • wil

    they increased their prices already.

    • Connie Veneracion