Greetings in the Little Lord Jesus and His mother, our Queen Mary!
The Holidays and the Seasons of Advent and Christmas are holy-days indeed, where we sanctify the days to get closer to the beginnings of our faith and works. We remember and celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus and to prepare for his second coming in the final calendar days of 2021. This year was a fruitful one even with the health crisis that continues to grip the world. We were able to bond together in fellowship and joy, as we continue our Mission with you, dear Mission Partners. We continue to pray and work together with you to fight the horrors of human trafficking and prevent it from its roots in vulnerable rural areas through your valuable support, in the many forms that partnership has taken this year.
Be it online or in person, we are very grateful and we look forward to many more years of love and action together. We continuously thank the Father for His gift of our Little Lord Jesus, who blesses us from the manger, warmed by the simple joy of His Mother Mary and His Guardian Father, Saint Joseph.
We pray and wish you a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year’s. May 2022 bring us more grace and strengthened mission partnerships! God bless us all!
The Mary Queen of Heaven Missionaries was established to address the cruelest result of impoverishment in the Philippines. Young girls being forced into the sex trafficking trade due to poverty. Girls ages 8 to 15 are locked in rooms and exposed to rape, diseases and murder. Many die quite young before they even have a chance to live. Through perfect love and charity, the determined nuns of MQHM have developed a two-fold plan to combat these atrocities:
HOME OF LOVE
We rescue as many women and children as possible and bring them to our ‘Home of Love’ in Tuburan, Cebu. Once there, they are safe, receive shelter and rehabilitation, while being educated and older girls are taught a respectable trade to provide for themselves and in many cases their families.
MY BONITA HOME FOR YOUNG GIRLS
is our rescue house for young children who have been sexually abused, located in Talamban, Cebu. They receive the same services as our Home of Love residents and the response has been tremendous.
HOME OF LOVE USA
Our rescue and rehabilitation Home in California, USA is under construction and nearing completion. California has the highest trafficking rate in the US and Los Angeles County is a hot spot. 72% of California victims are American Citizens.
REGINA COELI EDUCATION PROGRAM
We reach into the rural areas of the Philippines and offer children an education, as a preventative measure and a way out of the vicious cycle of poverty. This program is extremely successful in offering children with no means opportunities they would otherwise never be exposed to.
The Home of Love Center, in Tuburan, Cebu, Philippines needs your help to expand its facilities and sustain its mission. The educational network developed by MQHM, named The Regina Coeli Educational Program, has had amazing success and is growing everyday due to the generous help and support of the partners around the world. The Sisters of Mary Queen of Heaven Missionaries have a sincere mission to embrace God’s graces and serve the poor and unfortunate children of their country, through mercy, love and charity. Please find it in your hearts to share your many blessings with children who have nowhere to go to escape their unspeakable situation.
We beseech the help of Mary, our Mother, St. Joseph the Worker, St. Therese of the Child Jesus, patron saint of missions and all the angels and saints in heaven. And we ask you, our brothers and sisters, to help us in this most worthy mission.
We give full faith and love to the Catholic Church and promised to be faithful to her teachings, living our life in simplicity, justice, integrity and unity. We truly dedicate ourselves to help others return to God and recover their dignity as His children while accepting His infinite love and mercy.
It is the vision of our community to help rebuild the church by uniting these victims of prostitution with the rest of God’s people. In doing so, we make them feel that they are not forsaken nor forgotten but loved and understood. Little by little we make this dream a reality by providing them a shoulder to lean on, a listening ear, an understanding heart, a friend who stands by them in their needs.
We assist these children of God in their pursuit of living a new and decent Christian life. We provide them a temporary place they can call “home” where they can have their spiritual, emotional and social reformation. Furthermore, we will also train and equip them with skills for a decent source of livelihood.