Dear Sisters and Benefactors,

Grace-filled Lenten greetings to you from all of us, the blind residents, staff and the Sisters from Margaretha Home for the Blind.

We all know, that today the whole world is united in prayers for the victims and the courageous and honorable workers related to COVID19.  In Margaretha Home, we had a briefing session with all our blind girls and staff on Corona Virus – what it is, how it spreads and how we can protect ourselves from it.  We also explained about the quarantine, lock-out, no air-, sea- and land-connection of Metro-Manila to the other Provinces and Countries ordered by the President, the cancellation of group gatherings including the Masses and forthcoming Liturgical celebrations in the Churches.  It was beautiful to hear the spontaneous responses of our girls to pray more, to offer more sacrifices. (like giving up their merienda –snacks- or being nice to one another, or to help the housemothers and one another more, etc.)

During this Lent, we have again the “Rice Bowl Offering”, wherein our girls give up their merienda –snacks-, and the amount saved is used to provide an Easter Meal for a poor family.

Earlier this month we celebrated the Women’s Month at Margaretha Home.  This year we offered manicure, pedicure, hair style, face massage and also body massage to our young women.  It is a good way for them to experience the different possible means to beautify and to clean themselves.

We were able to have Mass in our Margaretha Home Chapel, (since it is a private place) last Saturday, March 14, at 4 p.m.  You and all your loved ones were remembered in our Mass.  We also prayed for the victims and the caregivers and workers of COVID19.  This coming March 19 is the feast of St. Joseph, the patron of the Providers.  Please, know that if ever we can have a priest and have Mass in our Chapel on that day, we will offer the Mass of Thanksgiving for you, for all our benefactors for the support and help extended to our Mission.

Thank you very much.  Let us ever be united in prayers and be safe during this time of pandemic.  May the spirit of Lent, the spirit of FASTING, PRAYING and CARING be in our hearts, as we prepare to share in the new life promised to us from LENT to EASTER.  God bless us all.

Lovingly,

MHB Blind Girls and Staff

  1. Theresia
  2. Maria Dolores

 

PHILIPPINE Mission 19956 - 2020

With MOTHER PAULINE in our midst and in our hearts.....

We all say.... “THANK YOU, MOTHER PAULINE, FOR COMING TO THE PHILIPPINES!”

“It is indeed a great grace that God should permit us to help in the spread of His Kingdom”

.....His Kingdom of LOVE

THANK YOU, MOTHER PAULINE, FOR COMING TO THE PHILIPPINES!

Thank you very much, Sisters! We are ever grateful!

From your loving –

Ate Yollie, Ate Lanette, Rowena, S. Theresia, S. Maria Dolores, S. Maria del Rosario,
Sherry Ann, Ate Beth, Ate Evelyn
Ate Pia, Pauline, Lynette, Sharon, Abi, Daisy, Ate Zeny, Ate Nora
Lyn, Joan, Mery Ann, Trisha, Sunshine

Dear Sisters and Benefactors,

It seems that September will be a normal month here in the Philippines. Last month, August, we had many days off from school due to heavy rain and flooding, and we also had many legal holidays.

Although our weather condition is getting better here in Manila, we - together with all our blind girls - are aware to pray for all victims of weather calamities all over the world.

Last August we celebrated at Margaretha Home “Buwan Ng Wika” (National Language Month). Our blind girls, divided into two groups, sang Tagalog songs and also dramatized a short story made up by themselves. The theme of the story was: how to share and help one another. Both groups did very well.

Dear Sisters and Benefactors,

It seems that September will be a normal month here in the Philippines. Last month, August, we had many days off from school due to heavy rain and flooding, and we also had many legal holidays.

Although our weather condition is getting better here in Manila, we - together with all our blind girls - are aware to pray for all victims of weather calamities all over the world.

Dear Sisters and Benefactors,

All of us, Sisters, are now back from our General Chapter Meetings held in Paderborn, Germany, last month.  It went very well, and we all had an enjoyable time to be with our international group of SCC Sisters.  Thanks for praying for us during this time.

At Margaretha Home, our blind girls were kept busy with their studies during the past month.  Unfortunately, they had many cancelled school days due to heavy rain and typhoon.

As always, Margaretha Home celebrated the Nutrition Month with a culminating activity of preparing a delicious, nutritious, and appealing vegetarian dinner.  The Margaretha girls and staff were divided into two groups.  Each group presented the menu, what ingredients they used and how it was prepared, and most importantly, the nutritional value of each prepared food.  They really did a good job.  Everyone was involved in the preparation, including our most handicapped girls.

Once again we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for making this experience for our girls possible because of your help and support.  Thanks also for your prayers and for remembering us always.  With grateful love, our Mass this coming Saturday at our Margaretha Home Chapel at 5 pm will be offered for you and all your loved ones.

God bless you and your family.  Know that you have a special place in the morning prayers of our Margaretha Home girls every morning, when they pray in our Chapel and at their breakfast meal prayer.

With Grateful Hearts,

MHB Blind Girls and Staff

S. Theresia
S. Maria Adriana
S. Maria Dolores

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