Nestled on a pine clad hill 1500 meters above sea level, Mirador Jesuit Villa (MJV) is a retreat house and spirituality center of the Philippine Province of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). It is under the management of the Christian Life Community (CLC) of the Philippines. It is located in Baguio City, dubbed “The Summer Capital of the Philippines” because of its year-round temperate climate.The all-wood house has about 80 rooms and can accommodate more than 100 retreatants as there is provision for twin-sharing in some rooms. The accomodations are comfortable but simple as befits a house of prayer.The secluded location opens to panoramic vistas: to the west, Mt. Santo Tomas, Lingayen Gulf and the South China Sea and to the east, Baguio City.Built in 1952, following the plans of MIT-educated architect, Gines Rivera, the villa follows the style of cottages built during the American era in places like Camp John Hay, Teachers’ Camp and the summer residence of the justices of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals. The villa has a dark green roof and white-washed walls. Its windows and door jambs had a dark green trim originally but has since been painted over.The house is undergoing upgrading and renovation on the occassion of the 100th anniversary of Mirador as a Jesuit institution. The 1952 house is the second built on Mirador Hill, an earlier wooden house was built in 1907 and replaced by a stone and mortar house the following year. The first Jesuit community to live in Baguio arrived in 1907, considered the official beginning of the house.