Congratulations! His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, D.D., S.T.D.

 Congratulations and we are proud of you! Truly deserving of the title, a very gentle and humble shepherd of his flock and servant of God.

Click here to learn more about the good Archbishop Tagle...

In Memoriam: Sec. Jesse M. Robredo (May 27, 1958 — August 18, 2012)

 Hon. Jesse M. Robredo
Secretary of the Interior and Local Government
May 27, 1958 — August 18, 2012

Thank you for the inspiration! and for being a role model of a TRUE SERVANT LEADER! We, Bikolanos and Filipinos are very proud of you! May your legacy continue to inspire those in the government service.

+Eternal rest grant unto him, Lord and let your perpetual light shine upon him. Receive Him Lord into your Kingdom - being one of your faithful servant. And maybe the mantle of our beloved 'Ina', Virgin of Peñafrancia, protect and embraced you, Manoy Jess! Amen.

In Memoriam: George E. Doty+

Our sincerest and deepest condolences to the bereaved family of our beloved, George E. Doty - a very generous man and a very loyal supporter of the wonderful programs of Fr. Aloysius Schwartz and the Sisters of Mary not just in the Philippines but in other countries as well especially in Korea. 
Eternal rest grant unto him Lord, may he rest in peace with his lovely wife - Marie J. Doty and our dear Fr. Al :(
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“If I did not have the Catholic faith and I wanted to invent a faith for myself, what would I do? I think I would reinvent the Catholic faith. It may sound foolish, but I think of a loving God, a forgiving God. How can you beat that?” ~ George E. Doty
His Eminence, Jaime Cardinal Sin confers the Serviam Award to George and Marie Doty for their outstanding support to the Sisters of Mary. The Serviam Award is the highest award in Service given by the Philippine Catholic Church in recognition of the great service to the Filipino people and the Catholic Church.
George Doty receives the Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters (Honoris Causa) from the Adamson University, Manila, Philippines (July 14, 1994)
George and Marie Doty with children of the Sisters of Mary - Girlstown in the Philippines
CNEWA at 75: Into The Future: George and Marie Doty, seated with Msgr. Stern at the inaugural service, gaze at the renovated dome of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, 2 January 1997. (photo: Joel Fishman)
Truly, the George E. and Marie J. Doty Award by the American Federation for Aging Research is a fitting tribute to these two great people. 
The last but definitely not the least in the inaugural class of the Founding Spirit: The Fordham University Hall of Honor.
The Charles Carroll Award in Catholic Philanthropy : George and Marie Doty (1999). In a spirit of profound admiration, affection, and gratitude, and in recognition of their generous and caring lives in service to humanity and to the church.
More about this great man can be found on the links below:
George E. Doty, FCRH ’38
Alumnus Sets Standard for Giving Consistency
Giving back: the generous legacy of George E. Doty 

CNEWA: Remembering George Doty
Obituary: George E. Doty Sr. (1918 - 2012)
Former Board Members of FADICA Mourned
Betlehem University: Remembering Mr. George Doty
BusinessWeek NewsFromBloomberg: George Doty, Who Guarded Goldman Sachs Purse, Dies at 94


Photo Credits: The Sisters of Mary, CNEWA,  Fordham University

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

 

Philippines religious keep alive monsignor's drive against poverty


Mar. 19, 2012

Tagle leads commemoration of Aloysius Schwartz’s 20th death anniversary

Servant of God Msgr. Aloysius Schwartz died on March 16, 1992, from Lou Gehrig’s disease which left him incapacitated for years. He died in the presence of his Sisters of Mary and Brothers of Christ, which he founded in Busan, South Korea, and brought to Manila in 1985.

The amazing ministry of Father Al, as he is affectionately called, was putting up the Girls Town and Boys Town in Silang, Cavite, and Cebu. These institutions have given at least 11,000 less privileged Filipino youth access to education.

The nuns and students mark the 20th anniversary of his death on March 16 at the Girls Town in Barangay Biga in Silang. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle will lead the Concelebrated Mass at 10 a.m.

Full article: Tagle leads commemoration of Aloysius Schwartz’s 20th death anniversary

SMS Adlas Boystown Soars again in 2 Competitions

The team (Ronald Tolentino, Wilmar Sabalsa & Jeffrey Bonzo) with Coach Mr. Juanito A. Sariego II and Sr. Nory Espulgar, SM
The “Cavite Search for Math, Science and Computer Wizards 2012” was held last February 15, 2012 at the De La Salle University, Dasmariñas Campus. Twenty (20) schools, private and public, within Cavite joined the annual search for the best.  The Sisters of Mary School Boystown earned First Runner-up with Php 4,000.00 cash gift and certificates.


The team (Christian Mahilom, Ray Anthony Dela Cruz, Maucel Caacbay, Noel Garcia Jr., Lexter John Fulgencio and Roman Baluyot Jr.) with Coach Mr. Mark Lester Agellon and Sr. Nory Espulgar, SM
The Manila Tytana College (MTC) sponsored the “MTC – IT Wizards and Artists Competition” last February 22, 2012 with twenty-two (22) teams vying for the title. The team entered the Final Ten the last yet eventually ended as the events’ champion. They received medals and certificates plus a 50% off on Tuition Fee (for the first sem. only) if they decide to study in MTC.


Visit SMS - Philippines website here!

Congratulations! Kuya Randy Gimeno (ASMSI Batch '96)


Congratulations Kuya Randy! Thanks a lot also for the support and prayers!
Hopefully more vocations will come from ASMSI and The Sisters of Mary School.

God Bless you and more success in your vocation! 
We're so proud of you! :)

New Book About Fr. Al - Now Available!

Aloysius Schwartz, a missionary priest, was totally dedicated to serving the poor despite the struggles and sacrifices involved. In the process he was instrumental in bringing hope to thousands.


My Brother's Witness, Msgr. Aloysius Schwartz is the story of a missionary priest, raised in a poor neighborhood in Washington, D.C. who literally saved the lives of thousands of Korean orphans in the early 1960's by providing food, clothing ,shelter and his own fully-accredited school program. He simultaneously opened clinics, dispensaries and two hospitals offering free services to the poor. He founded two religious congregations to help bring his programs to thousands. He then established similar programs in the Philippines and Mexico just before his early death from a debilitating disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. His programs continue to flourish.

Dolores Vita, Author
Annapolis, Maryland

The author was quite content with her life as a wife, mother, and grandmother, with all of its joys and challenges. At the same time, from an early age, she was drawn into the life and work of her brother, Father Al, a missionary priest. After her first visit to his programs in Korea and the Philippines in 1989, she began writing about the overwhelming experience. She believes it is a story that will inspire, motivate and uplift all those who are searching for the good in life and who are striving to become part of it.


Click Here for a SNEAK PEEK of this book. Courtesy of Infinity Publishing.

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Reserve your copy now! E-mail us at info@facfi.org.ph 
Call us at  (046) 865-3097 or (+632) 529-8321 

You may inquire at our campuses in Cavite and Cebu on how to get your copy.

You can buy your copies on March 18, 2012 during our Grand Alumni Homecoming
in Cavite.

Thank you very much!

2012 ASMSI E-Newsletter : Download Now!

Alumni of the Sisters of Mary School, Inc. (ASMSI) in it's effort of keeping it's members up-to-date and well-informed launches it's first electronic newsletter last February 14, 2012. After a month or two of compiling reports from it's local and international office and active chapters and from searching our computer files and Facebook pages.

May you be filled with joy and excitement and be awed by how far our Association has gone. It is through your support and cooperation that we were able to accomplish these things.

This is also a timely tribute to the man behind it all - our dear Fr. Aloysius Schwartz as we celebrate his 20th death Anniversary on March 16, 2012.

This is our Association. Making a Difference…

More power and God bless, ASMSI!

You may downlaod the high-resolution PDF version thru this link: ASMSI 2012 E-Newsletter
*Please bear with the slow download. It is quite a large file. Be sure you have Acrobat Reader as well.

For those having difficulty downloading large PDF file. Check out the ASMSI 2012 E-Newsletter Image files. Feel free to download each image and upload it in your FB albums and share to others.

Life is just beginning for Mary’s boys and girls

Article from Philippine Daily Inquirer, published February 5, 2012.

One morning in December, more than a thousand students of Sisters of Mary School (SOM) Boystown and Girlstown in Silang, Cavite, sat upright and proper to listen to not one but two very important inspirational speakers.

The first was no less than the Education Secretary himself, Bro. Armin Luistro. The second, United States Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr.

The education secretary, an alumnus and a former president of De La Salle University, exhorted the graduates to soar like eagles.

In his message, on the other hand, the US ambassador said, “Whatever you do, wherever you go, come back. And if you can’t come back, give back.”

The Sisters of Mary have combined the commencement exercises of their high school with the graduation rites of the SOM Technical Education Institute’s third batch of students.

SOM, which was founded by Msgr. Aloysius Schwartz in 1985, has served as both school and home for these graduates who came from poor families. The congregation runs similar charity programs in Korea, Mexico, Guatemala, Brazil and Honduras.

Donations from generous people provide not only for the education of the more than 11,000 students at the SOM campuses in Cavite and Cebu, but for food, clothing, shelter and other needs as well.

In addition to the required academic subjects in high school, the students are also given more hours of training in vocational skills.

The girls learn dressmaking, industrial sewing machine operation, steno-typing and bookkeeping, electronics, advanced dressmaking, basic computer systems, and culinary arts.

The boys are trained in electricity and electronics, machine shop and welding, computer technology (CADD), auto mechanics and driving, and mechanical processes.

After the commencement rites, the students regaled their guests with a cultural presentation.


Read Excerpt of Valedictory Address of Darren Danielle Q. Delos Santos, Sisters of Mary Girlstown - Biga

The Sisters of Mary Boystown - Adlas Batch 2012 Awardees and Guests

US Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr., Addressing the graduates

Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro, FSC, Addressing the graduates

It's more FUN in the PHILIPPINES!

It's TIME to SHOW our LOVE for our dear PHILIPPINES! Let's all support Department of Tourism's new slogan...It's more fun in the Philippines...




God Bless us all - Filipinos! Tara na Byahe Tayo! :)
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