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

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