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.

 

 

 

 

  • 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...

  • Ritual in Dumaguete

    rd 00In our chapel in Dumaguete in September, we celebrated the ritual of the transition from New York to Rome with the prayer group of women who meet here periodically. The words of Mother Frances:  "We find God...

  • Dumaguete City: Life is a Mission

    fi“It is not always easy; we do not always see the fruits of what we do. However, we are certain that God is with us and carries out His Work according to His infinite loving plans. “We continue to discover poverty such as...

  • Marilyn B. Letter of thanks

    marilynB mDear Sisters, Have a bless day to all of you! I, Marilyn B. together with my whole family expresses how grateful and thankful we are to all of you the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor for the scholarship that...

  • The visit of Sr. Licia and Sr. Marvi at the SFP mission in Dumaguete City

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    February 24th – March 4th 2014

  • First Fruits

    firstfruits mIf you have ever tried your hand at gardening, you likely have experienced the delight of watching the first fruits of a tree come to fruition. Besides the enjoyment of observation there is also the pure pleasure in tasting...

  • Shelter of Hope Update

    7previewEvery day we meet men, women and children of Dumaguete and surrounding areas that we reach with our Center, with the certainty to find a family that will welcome them as brothers...

  • In My Own Words – Sr. Gabriella’s Experience

    11previewWhen I exited the plane in Manila I saw that I was in a whole different world! The night spent waiting for another flight allowed me to prepare to enter a reality that our minds can only imagine. Seeing it is quite different...

  • Our New House: Come and See the Beauty of God’s Generosity

    0previewOur life in this mission becomes busier. Our new house in Bajumpandan requires time as does our attempt to know the life about us. On October 6, with the generous help of friends, we moved from Dumaguete City to the outskirts, in a...

  • The development and the situation with our ministry

    7preview During June and July we had various emergencies. We assisted a woman who gave birth and had transmitted a serious infection to her child. Both needed antibiotics...
  • Blessing and opening of our new house

    1preview The presence of Sister Marilyn Trowbridge, on behalf of the Congregational Council along with Bishop John F. Du, Archbishop of the Palo Diocese...
  • All are welcome!

    8preview God provided a glorious day in Dumaguete on August 18th, 2012, for the blessing of the new convent residence for the Sisters. Archbishop John Du, now the local Ordinary of the Archdiocese of Palo...
  • What You Have Received as a Gift, Give as a Gift

    14a previewMany messages from the Healing Conference are imprinted in my spirit and in the active life of service to our community and to the poorest among us -- whom God, in His infinite goodness places along my path...

  • Gospel Gifts of Hope

    10preview The school year has come to an end in the west and everybody is getting ready for their deserved vacation. In this part of the world summer has ended and our more fortunate children...
  • My Hope is Only in God

    cristina di noccopreviewA few days after December 17, 2011, the day that Typhoon Sendong dramatically hit Dumaguete City causing death and destruction, I awoke with these questions...

     

  • God provides everything for our good

    5preview Since our last update, wonderful, dramatic and painful events have occurred. They have caused terrible disruption, with the loss of many lives, property, homes, leaving behind...
  • What we do with our heart affects the whole universe

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    Through the witness of several SFPs, I encountered Mother Frances Schervier. She said Yesto Jesus, who called her to “heal the wounds of the poor and suffering humanity.”  For me she was the first teacher...

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