Philippines

At the invitation of Bishop John Du of the Diocese of Dumaguete City, the Sisters began a new healing mission in the Philippines in August of 2009.

 

 

 

 

  • A New Beginning

    fil pan 20 00We are Sr. Francesca, Sr. Rose and Sr. Jenny from Our Lady of Hope Community of Dumaguete in the Philippines, and we would like to share with you some of our experiences. Two of us, Sr. Rose and Sr. Jenny, arrived last February 29 th, we are greeted by...

  • My encounter with the people of God in Dumaguete

    00 FeedingProgram“School feeding not only fills stomachs, but has a proven track record of boosting enrolment, attendance and academic performance. For just pennies a day per child, this program changes lives – and ultimately can impact the futures...

  • God by our side

    lucia m p 00My experience of ministering in prison in a foreign country at first was frightening. I kept thinking that I could contribute to these women deprived of their physical freedom. On the first day I was accompanied by...

  • Healing and Forgiveness

    papr 00Upon entering the prison, I felt myself starting to sweat — one, because it was hot, and two, I was nervous. I had never been in a prison or jail before and had an idea of what to expect from the books our class read but the prison...

  • A connection with God

    woh 00When I was a child, I have so many things in my mind that I wanted to do when I grow up, one of those is to serve other people as what I can see my parents does to others and I want to emulate them. I saw how diligent they are...

  • Spreading our wings, through the grace of God

    esp fili 00I am Ma Josefa Taoc 23y/o aspirant in the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Congregation here in the Philippines. I am for now only one journeying with the Sisters so, when I heard that there will be girls who will be staying...

  • A Blessing of Hospitality in Dumaguete

    anne 00As I boarded the small plane from Cebu City, Philippines to Dumaguete City to meet the Sisters, I was excited and a bit anxious to experience the Sister's ministries in a different culture and environment. I retrieved my bag...

  • An Experience of Growth

    f rose 00The Kasambahay Human Development program is a training course offered by the University of Saint Paul in Dumaguete. This year it is celebrating its tenth anniversary. The program lasts one year and classes are held every Sunday...

  • The extraordinary gift of healing

    pau 00Dumaguete Kahupayan Center, Inc. is a Pastoral Care and Counseling Center for women and children in the Diocese of Dumaguete. It aims to create a space where women children and other individuals will be respected, where they can...

  • The changing power of the Spirit

    air 00"Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what the will of God is, what good and pleasing and perfect". (Rm 12: 2) As a Franciscan Sister of the Poor, I affirm that since...

  • Searching for God’s project

    vw fil 00From 12 to 14 May in Dumaguete, Philippines, six young girls from different parts of the Negros Oriental Island visited us for a ‘vocation weekend’. Their arrival at our community brought great joy. Together we spent...

  • Living the Transformation

    fv e 00God is Providence: His Providence was evidenced to me when He asked me to go to Philippines, and also during my experiences in that country: two years ago while listening the presentation on our mission my heart skipped a beat...

  • Feeding Program

    Feed 00Just twenty-five days after my arrival in Dumaguete City, it is with great joy that I share with you all what I have been witnessing since I have been here, in the Philippines . In this short period of time, I have been able to enjoy...

  • Philippine Mission

    pa 00“What joy for us when, after having lived well here upon earth, we shall all meet again in that beautiful heaven!” - Frances Schervier - It's a blessing to be a part in the congregation’s pioneering effort to set up the mission in the Philippines...

  • Lantern of Hope

    lan 00Manong Elmer is one of the inmates at the Negros Oriental Detention and Rehabilitation Center, Dumaguete City, Philippines.  He had been residing at the detention facility for twenty three months now, while his case is still...

  • Jubilee of Sister Maria Atorino

    gi ma 00I have felt blessed by God for calling me to follow Jesus in the family of the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor. I am grateful that I have been called to follow in the footsteps of Mother Frances to care for the poor and the suffering...

  • Shelter of Hope

    sh 00“Shelter of hope” is a Ministry that we launched five years ago in the Philippines: it is a service of welcoming focused on helping young people who are living on the streets of Dumaguete City. In addition to offering meals...

  • Welcome to the Philippines

    bf 00Here I am, in the Philippines, writing to you about my thoughts and experiences as a missionary.  After recovering from the the long trip,  I was amazed as I began to enter into a completely new reality. Everything around me felt fantastical...

  • A New Challenge for a New Life

    fili00In these past few months, a few Sisters have had the opportunity to share in the life of our Mission in the Philippines. We have asked them to update us on their wonderful adventure. When Sister Licia visited Brazil and participated in our Area...

  • A mission worth experiencing

    f00My experience last summer in the Philippines continues to resonate in my present daily life.  I spent almost two months with Sr. Cristina and Sr. Armi in Dumaguete City. Even though I arrived during the rainy season...

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