Thank You! Dear Friends! Happy New Year!

I want to share with you this prayer of Bo Sanchez...I wish you all a bountiful New Year! May all our dreams come true this coming year. God Bless us all.



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About Bo Sanchez:
Bo Sanchez is a much sought-after Catholic lay preacher and bestselling author of more than 15 books. As a public speaker and servant of God, he has received three recognitions from prestigious award-giving bodies
in the Philippines. But over and above all these, he considers his relationship with his wife, Marowe, and two sons, Benedict and Francis, as his greatest achievement in life. They live in Manila, Philippines.

Remember Fr. Al's Children this Season of Giving...




Your small donations can go a long way and can make a difference in the life of one of these thousands of young men and women from the poorest of the poor in the Philippines.

For more information, visit: http://www.facfi.org.ph website or http://www.thesistersofmaryschools.edu.ph/

Maraming Salamat po! Have a great 2012! God Bless you more! :)

Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

To my ASMSI Family...

To my Sisters of Mary Family...

Maraming Salamat po! Sa tiwala, pagmamahal at prayers! God Bless us all! Happy Holidays!

Sisters of Mary Girlstown - Talisay City Cebu on Youngster Cover!

Just a few hours ago, after attending the last day Anticipated Simbang Gabi Novena Mass at the Chapel of Eucharistic Lord in SM Megamall presided by His Excellency Most Rev. Mylo Hubert C. Vergara, D.D. Bishop of Pasig -  I accidentally passed by St. Pauls and my attention was caught by a magazine on the stand with very familiar faces....3 students of the Sisters of Mary Girlstown - Talisay City Cebu with Sr. Emelan on the cover.

I immediately go inside and grab a copy of it and scan some pages when I get home to share with you.

As I browse the cover story, it highlights the apostolate of the Society of St. Paul, and part of their biblical apostolate is the St. Paul National Bible Quiz. This years' Champion is no less than our very own - Sisters of Mary Girlstown - Cebu.

The National Grand Finals was held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City last September 14, 2011. They competed against 6 other grand finalists and won Php 50,000 and become the 2nd St. Paul National Bible Quiz Champion. CONGRATULATIONS!

Grab a copy of the Youngster magazine now by visiting St. Pauls outlets. It's the Dec2011 - Jan2012 issue.

Congratulations! Batch 2012 of The Sisters of Mary Schools - Philippines!

To all the Faculty, Sisters, Workers, Students and Benefactors - CONGRATULATIONS! for another successful year for the Sisters of Mary Family. Fr. Al will be very happy in heaven watching. :)

To the newly graduates, welcome to the real world. Keep the spirit of the Sisters of Mary and Fr. Al alive always in your hearts and later on don't forget to look back and visit our beloved Alma Mater.

12.13.2011 The Sisters of Mary School Boystown - Minglanilla, Cebu Graduation

12.14.2011 The Sisters of Mary School Girlstown - Talisay City, Cebu Graduation
12.15.2011 The Sisters of Mary Boystown & Girlstown - Cavite Graduation * With His Excellency the Most Reverend Reynaldo Ëvangelista D.D., US Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr., Bro. Armin Luistro, FSC and other distinguished guests


In behalf of  the Alumni of the Sisters of Mary School, Inc. (ASMSI) I warmly welcome you all to our Alumni Association. God Bless you all and continue to soar high and reach for your dreams.

CONGRATULATIONS! BATCH 2012!

ASMSI-UAE Christmas Party 2011: You're Invited!


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Congratulations Sisters of Mary on the Inauguration of the Marie J. Doty Memorial Infirmary

Thanks God for another blessing to the Sisters of Mary Family! Truly Fr. Aloysius Schwartz is continuously aiding the Sisters and inspiring people to continue his good works. A million thanks to the generous benefactors (especially to Mr. George E. Doty and Family). 

Gracing the occasion is Mr. Bill Doty (son of George & Marie Doty) and Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma with other priest and special guests and friends of the Sisters of Mary.
December 13, 2011 Inauguration of the Marie J. Doty Memorial Infirmary - Minglanilla, Cebu
Mr. Bill Doty (son of George E. & Marie J. Doty) and Mother Maria Cho, SM with Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma
Congratulations on the Inauguration of the Marie J. Doty Memorial Infirmary
in the Sisters of Mary Boystown, Minglanilla Cebu.

A hearty Congratulations as well to the newly graduates! of the Sisters of Mary Boystown - Minglanilla Campus! Continue living the spirit of Fr. Al and become his witness to the world. 
Welcome to the ASMSI family! :)
Batch 2011-2012 Graduation of the Sisters of Mary Boystown - Minglanilla

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Photos courtesy of Boystown Minglanilla

Happy Holidays! ASMSI Members & Everyone!


Maraming Salamat po! Enjoy the holiday season. God Bless you all and your families.

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"Share a Little Christmas with Kyla"

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pasig and The Singing Priests of Pasig invites you to the concert dubbed as "Share a Little Christmas with Kyla" on December 28, 2011 8 PM at Santa Clara de Montefalco Parish, C. Raymundo Ave., Pasig City.


Ticket prices is at Php 500 only. Proceeds will go to the construction of the SANTA MARTA PARISH, P. Visitacion St. Kalawaan, Pasig City.

To all Pasig parishioners, please support buying your tickets now at the parish office of your respective parishes. Salamat po!

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Diana Sunshine Rademann for Ms. Tourism International!

Let's support once again our very own Diana Sunshine Rademann as she represent our country in the upcoming 15th Miss Tourism International 2011 World Final in Malaysia!


Good luck Diana! We'll include you in our prayers! We're very proud of you!


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Grand Marian Procession 2011

Yesterday, 4th of December 2011 @ 4 PM the Annual Grand Marian Procession as part of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception was held in Intramuros. Despite heavy and intermittent rains, it does not hamper the celebration. It was still grand as the previous years.







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About the Festivity:

From the six images that initially made up the first Marian procession of the Cofradia de la Inmaculada Concepcion in December, 1980, the procession has grown through the years.

The annual procession on Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. around Intramuros will have 90 carrozas carrying  the various images of the Virgin Mary under her different titles.

Don Ado Escudero, chair of the comite de festejos, said the first procession tried to revive the traditions handed down by the Spaniards in Intramuros, especially the procession in honor of the Inmaculada Concepcion. Jaime Laya, then administrator of the Intramuros Administration (IA), suggested the participation of the military in the religious procession in keeping with tradition.  The Cofradia sought the help of Helen Espino, wife of Gen. Romeo Espino, chief of staff at that time of the AFP. Since then, the AFP military brass bands have been participating.

This year, the procession will again be assisted by the Intramuros Administration, now headed by Jose Capistrano. Marian devotees around the country are expected to bring their own venerated images, such as Our Lady of Piat  (Piat, Cagayan Valley),  the Namacpacan (Luna, La Union), Ina Poon Bato (Botolan, Zambalez), the Manaoag (Pangasinan),  Soledad de Porta Vaga (Cavite City), Nuestra Señora de Dolores de Turumba (Pakil, Laguna), La Salette (Silang, Cavite), Our Lady of the Holy Spirit (Guimaras, Iloilo); Mary Mediatrix of All Grace (Lipa, Batangas); and  the Caysasay (Taal, Batangas).

Source: Grand Marian procession on Dec. 4 to feature 90 ‘carrozas’


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Till next year! God Bless us all! Mama Mary, Virgin of the Poor, pray for us.


View Event Photos here :
2011  Grand Marian Procession
2010  Grand Marian Procession
2009 Grand Marian Procession

Happy Holidays 2011! Planning for Vacations on 2012?

"Have a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year 2012! Everyone!"

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,
that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."

- John 3:16

"Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us."
- Matthew 1:23

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Planning for vacations next year? See Official PH Holiday Listing below:

Official List of Philippine Holidays for 2012
(based on Proclamation No. 295 signed by Pres. Noynoy Aquino on November 24, 2011)
 
A. Regular Holidays – 2012
  • New Year’s Day – January 1 (Sunday)
  • Maundy Thursday  – April 5 (Thursday)
  • Good Friday – April 6 (Friday)
  • Araw ng Kagitingan – April 9 (Monday)
  • Labor Day – May 1 (Tuesday)
  • Independence Day – June 12 (Tuesday)
  • National Heroes Day – August 27 (Monday; last Monday of August)
  • Bonifacio Day – November 30 (Friday)
  • Christmas Day – December 25 (Tuesday)
  • Rizal Day – December 30 (Sunday)
B. Special (Non-working) Holidays – 2012
  • Chinese New YearJanuary 23 (Monday)
  • Ninoy Aquino Day – August 21 (Tuesday)
  • All Saints’ Day – November 1 (Thursday)
  • Additional special non-working day – November 2 (Friday)
  • New Year’s Eve – December 31 (Monday)
C. Others
  • 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution anniversary - February 25 (Saturday) – No classes only for schools
  • Eid’l Adha (Islam Feast of Sacrifice) – to be announced later
  • End of Ramadan (Eid’l Fitr) – to be announced later
Notes: (Long weekends)

1. Chinese New Year (January 21 - 23) * 3 days
2. Holy Week + Araw ng Kagitingan (April 5 - 9) * 5 days
3. National Heroes Day (August 25 - 27) * 3 days
4. All Saints/Souls Day (November 1 - 4) * 4 days
5. Bonifacio Day (November 30 - December 2) * 3 days
6. New Year (December 29 - 31) + New Year 2013 (January 1) * 4 days
7. Christmas Day (22 - 25) * Hopefully December 24 (Tuesday) becomes holiday since it is sandwiched between weekend and holiday...:)

Enjoy 2012!!! Another great year is coming...

Congratulations! Diana Sunshine Rademann - 1st Runner-up Mutya ng Pilipinas 2011

Congratulations! Diana Sunshine Rademann (Puerto Princesa) Batch 2008 of The Sisters of Mary School Girlstown - Biga, Silang Cavite - 1st Runner-up Mutya ng Pilipinas 2011! and winner of Mutya ng Ever Bilena award during the coronation night at The Arena, San Juan City last December 2, 2011. Delayed Telecast on December 11, 2011 - 9 PM on Studio 23.

Pang-Beauty Queen na rin ang SOM grad! :) Congratulations and Thank you for making us proud. ASMSI is proud of you! :)

Visit these links for more info:
Adventures of a Beauty Queen for the complete listing of winners.
Diana Sunshine Rademann: Ms. Congeniality Princess of the World
Miss Casino Filipino finalists from Pavilion branch strut beauty and advocacy

12.06.2011: Entrance Exam for Freshmen at SMS Biga for Upcoming School Year

Entrance Exam for the Sisters of Mary Schools (Technical Institute) Incoming Scholars (Freshmen) on December 06, 2011

Be a Sisters of Mary Technical Institute Scholar for the School year 2011 - 2012!

Requirements and Qualifications for Incoming Freshmen:

1. must be 12- 15 years old by December 2011; must not have studied in high school
2. must have completed elementary studies or presently enrolled as grade VI pupil
3. must not have brother/sister studying in any of the four Sisters of Mary Campuses (Biga Cavite; Adlas Cavite; Talisay Cebu;Minglanilla Cebu
4. must not have a brother/sister who have graduated at any of the Sisters of Mary campuses Sta. Mesa Manila, Biga Cavite, Adlas Cavite, Talisay Cebu, Minglanilla Cebu)
5. for elementary graduates - must have a general average of 80% or above on their grade VI card; must present original grade VI card during the qualifying exam
6. for those presently enrolled in Grade VI - must secure Certification from the Principal indicating that they are currently enrolled and have a general average of 80% and above on their grading period
8. must be accompanied by a guardian on the day of examination (for interview)
9. must present original birth certificate
10. Bring 1x1" ID Picture

The Qualifying Exam for all students (Boys & Girls) will be at the Sisters of Mary School Girlstown Complex, Biga, Silang Cavite on December 06, 2011. Exams simultaneously start at 8:00 am.

A qualified examinee receives full scholarship in high school with free board and lodging; free medical & dental services & high-quality education. High school scholars will be trained on Electronics, Dressmaking, Industrial Sewing Machine Operation, Advanced Dressmaking,Steno-typing and Bookkeeping, Basic Computer Systems, Call Center Training, Culinary Arts, Machine Shop & Welding, Computer Technology (CADD), AUTOCAD, Automechanics and Driving and Mechanical Processes.

With complete facilities & highly qualified teachers, the Sisters of Mary Schools aim to provide its scholars/graduates fully-equipped knowledge & skills that will lead them to a better life of an ideal Christian.

Thanks to its founder, the late Monsignor Aloysius Schwartz (now a candidate for Sainthood), an American priest, who has shown his love for the underprivileged by establishing several of his Boystown & Girlstown Schools, orphanages, hospices and home for the elders all over the Philippines, Korea, Mexico Guatemala, Brazil and now Honduras.

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It's Grand Marian Procession Once Again! See you there!

This weekend, the 1st Sunday of December (December 4, 2011) @ 4 PM will be the Annual Grand Marian Procession in Intramuros as part of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

We are inviting all graduates of the Sisters of Mary School to witness this grand event and be part of the carozza of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Virgin of the Poor during the procession.

See you there! God Bless us all!

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Visit for more info visit: Grand Marian Intramuros procession slated

View Event Photos here :
2010  Grand Marian Procession
2009 Grand Marian Procession

You are invited! ASMSI Christmas Get-Together 2011

 TREAT OURSELVES THIS CHRISTMAS (ASMSI Christmas Get-Together 2011)
at The Cruise Bar and Restaurant, San Miguel by the Bay, SM Mall of Asia,
Seaside Boulevard * December 10, 2011!

RSVP: Please text/call: 0920.825.4086
Instead of the original Php 404, it's now Php 395/head for the eat-all-you-can buffet. See you there. :)
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year Everyone! God Bless us all!
 

ASMSI-Cavite: Strategic Management Workshop 2011

Last November 20, 2011, ASMSI - Cavite held it's Leadership Training and Seminar entitled The Living ASMSI - A Strategic Management Workshop at the Library of the Sisters of Mary Girlstown Complex, Biga Silang Cavite. Facilitated by Sir Jed Loma of Juriedini Management Institute - a consulting and training organization for the industry and academe.
View more pictures here.

Thanks Sir Jed! Thanks to all ASMSI - Cavite Batch Reps and Officers. 
Together, we can make a difference. 

Looking forward to a busier 2012 and working towards fulfillment of our
4-year events and projects plan.

God Bless us all! ASMSI Towards one direction! :)

Servant of God, Msgr. Aloysius Schwartz

The life of the Servant of God, Msgr. Aloysius Schwartz (1930 - 1992)
Founder of the Religious Congregations of the Sisters of Mary and Brothers of Christ
Champion of the Poor and Father to countless children in the Boystowns
and Girlstowns in Korea,  Philippines, Mexico, Guatemala, 
Brazil and Honduras!

This video above courtesy of World Villages for Children
old website. Thank you very much!

Feel free to share and check out the following links below for more information:

God Bless us all! Thank you!

Greetings from Guatemala with Love - Just sharing!



Letter & pictures from Hna. Teresita Prudente, SM - Superiora Local of "Villa de los Niños" Zona 6, Guatemala - Just sharing to my fellow alumni of the Sisters of Mary School Boystown and Girlstown Philippines! The message is for all of us - GRADUATES! :)

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Dear Al,

"Let us serve the Lord with joy!"

Thank you for writing me a beautiful letter. I am happy to know that many graduates are asking about me. Rest assured that although I am physically absent from my native land what matters most is that in prayers we are always united. I thank God for having you as my spiritual son in-Christ whose always concern for the well-being of the Sisters of Mary and its bountiful fruits---the graduates! I am so proud that many graduates are actively involved in the activities of the alumni. Keep up the spirit! Fr. Al is proud about you.

Always remember that the future of the Sisters of Mary Boystown and Girlstown which our dear Fr. Al had founded with so much love and sacrifice is in the hands of the graduates. Be faithful children of Fr. Al until the end... You are what you are now because of the grace of God through the life of our founder. Do not forget that now is the time to return all the blessings you have received from God. "Freely you have received, freely give!" "The more you give, the more you will receive!"

You have been blessed by the Lord in many wonderful ways, now try to share the blessings to others. You might not be able to contribute big things but you can share "something"...your time, your talent, your prayers, your sacrifices but above all things by being "candles" that will light the world which is depraved with darkness due to lack of love and concern by men to others and due to sin.

Be firm in your faith. The world needs young and valiant persons with good moral values and principles to convert others. The church needs your good examples more than ever.

Our Lord needs your eyes to see the suffering of others, your ears to hear the cries of the graduates in pain, your heart to feel their pains and your hands to walk with them. It is love that will make God happy, it is your love to one another that will elevate Fr. Al to the altars...in a word to be a SAINT!

Pray for all the Sisters of Mary. Offer more of your prayers to the sisters in mission country. Pray, pray, pray always!

EVERYONE IN LIFE HAS A HERO...Someone they look up to and try to be like, one day. DEAR CHILDREN OF FR. AL...MAY FR. AL BE YOUR HERO, YOUR ROLE MODEL.

You are always remembered in my daily prayers and sacrifices.

May God bless us always!


Sincerely yours in Jesus & Mary,
Sr. Teresita Prudente, SM

Sisters of Mary is now in Honduras!



Let us serve the Lord with Joy!...Indeed the glory of God is man fully alive!
 

Another blessing from above! And I'm sure it is with the intercession of our great founder, the Servant of God, Msgr. Aloysius Schwartz that the Sisters of Mary is able to expand and the construction is underway for the Sisters of Mary Campus in Honduras.

Thank God for the continuous blessings to the Sisters of Mary family...Thank you Fr. Aloysius Schwartz! We will have new brothers and sisters in Honduras! :)


Click here to read the complete story. Bear with me because it's in Spanish I think :)


Related story: VDC Honduras

Thank GOD for the GIFT of LIFE!

Thank you Lord for the great vacation and for the many greetings and blessings I've received on my birthday last 11.10.2011 :)

To all who greeted me personally, thru Facebook and text messages, Maraming Salamat po! :)

View some pics here.

Do you have the real courage to follow Jesus? Join the Sisters of Mary...

OUR PURPOSE is to follow Christ more fervently in praying and more closely in proclaiming the Kingdom, by doing good to people; concretely by providing free:

- educational/vocational welfare for the underprivileged children / youth
- medical care to the sick and the dying
- shelter services to the homeless and helpless.

If you have a strong desire to serve the Lord and help the poorest of the poor and fulfill the message of the Virgin of the Poor of relieving the suffering, we invite you to join us.


"LET US SERVE THE LORD WITH JOY..."

These words from the Psalms are the motto of the Sisters of Mary.

The Sisters of Mary was founded in Korea in 1964 by the Servant of God, Msgr. Al Schwartz. Their purpose is to serve the poorest of the poor in the Name of Christ.

The Sisters of Mary can be described as "contemplatives in action". That is, they strive to unite the vocations of Martha and Mary. Their active life of service to the poor is balanced by three hours of daily prayer and contemplation.

After approximately four years of formation, the Sisters profess the vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and service to the poor. These vows are renewed each year at the end of the annual retreat.

Through the invitation of the ecclesiastical and government authorities, the sisters have expanded from Korea to the Philippines, Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil and recently in Honduras. At present, they care for tens of thousands of needy children and adults in their charity boarding schools, Day Care Centers, Clinics and Hospitals.

With the inspiration of the Virgin of the Poor, who appeared in Banneux, Belgium, they do their best to fulfill her message of relieving the suffering of the poor. The material and spiritual needs of people continue to increase, thus there is an urgent need for more generous and dedicated young women to join them in this life of service and prayer.

Candidates should be between the ages of 18 and 35; college or high school graduate; be in good health; and above all, have a sincere desire to serve the poor with the heart, mind and spirit of Christ.

Come now and join them, please write, phone or visit personally:

Contact the Vocation Directress:

The Sisters of Mary
Biga II, Silang 4118 Cavite Philippines
Tel. No.: (046) 414-0575 / (02) 529-8321
Email:
smvocation@gmail.com
Website:
www.thesistersofmary.org

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Fellow Alumni, please share and spread the news...As the Sisters of Mary is expanding to another country, they need more Sisters to serve the poorest of the poor...Let's help them in their Vocation Campaign.
Thank you very much! God Bless you!

Madya, tarabang kita...Help us build our Brgy. Chapel


Help us fast-track the reconstruction of our Brgy. Chapel...Your donations of any amount will go a long way. Contact our Brgy. Pastoral Council or email me (a.sanbuenaventura@gmail.com) for interested donors.

Visit our Facebook Group: St. James the Apostle - Loob

Thank you very much! God Bless you all! :)Link
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