The Ministry Office in coordination with the Mission Development Office (MDO) in Rome sponsored a program entitled “Empowering Filipino Artisans Out of Poverty” (EFAP) for four Economic Justice Projects with a goal of improving the living conditions of Filipino Artisans engaged in Good Shepherd income generating projects. MDO consultants, Valentina and Patrizia of Italy gave the First Training Workshop for the Artisans of Alay Kapwa, Welcome House-Cebu, Center for Overseas Workers-...Read more
By Sr. Marion Chipeco RGS (Quezon City) Marianne Noemi Runia, 24 years old, from the Netherlands had just completed her "motherland" visit to the Philippines. She arrived last June 21 and left July 9. She was one of our babies in Heart of Mary Villa when she joined her adoptive parents who are from the Netherlands. This is Marianne's second visit with Heart of Mary Villa. The first one was three years ago in September 2009 where she stayed at Malabon for six months. Both visits are related to...Read more
Monsoon rains caused heavy floods in Metro Manila and nearby provinces that prompted government to suspend classes and offices to ensure the safety of the people. Government agencies have been advised to look after those trapped in the housetops or were stranded on the streets. Sorting clothes at the Good Shepherd Compound (Photo by Grace Villapando The Good Shepherd Sisters, through the Ministry Team and St. Mary Euphrasia Integrated and Development Foundation Inc. (SMEIDFI) sent clothing and...Read more
The Philippine Province of the Good Shepherd organizes a Mid-Level Management Taining-Workshop for Good Shepherd Sisters and mission partners June 25-29 at the Rosary Hall, Good Shepherd Convent in Quezon City. Sr. Ananita Borbon of the Province Leadership Team said the training workshop is being held in coordination with the Research and Extension Development Office (REDO) of the College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD) of the University of the Philippines. Prof. Jocelyn T...Read more
The General Assembly of St. Mary Euphrasia Integrated Development Inc. (SMEIDFI) was held April 26 to April 27 (morning) at the Rosary Hall, Good Shepherd Community in Quezon City. Photo: Sr. M. Ailyn Binco informs the assembly of the June 23 schedule of of meeting of program coordinators to implement the Home Study Program. The programs and communities represented during the assembly are: Heart of Mary Villa, Damayan Community Center, Bahay Pastulan, Welcome House, Maryridge, Isabela, Villa...Read more
The Education Ministry looks forward to the Centennial Students Summit scheduled May 2-3, 2012 in St. Bridget College-Alitagtag. The theme is, “Bridgetines Forging Hope: Educating Young People in Justice and Peace.” Sr.M. Ananita Borbon of the Province Leadership Team said that Student leaders from the four Bridget schools-- St. Bridget College Batangas, St. Bridget School- Buhi, St. Bridget School- Quezon City and St. Bridget School- Alitagtag, with faculty and Good Shepherd...Read more
Good Shepherd Sisters, mission partners and core representatives from local communities attended a session on "Spirituality of Lay Mission Partners" held November 3-5 at the Good Shepherd Convent in Baguio City. Fr. Fred Dulay of the Missionaries of Jesus was the resource person. Members of the Philippine Good Shepherd Partnership were also present -- Ms. Tess Barzaga, Sr. Ananita Borbon, Sr. Marion Chipeco, Ms. Nelly Juan and Sr. M. Patricia Perez. A total of 35 participants attended the...Read more