This Christmas season, we are thankful for all our students, graduates, and especially our supporters, without whom these celebrations would not be possible. In the words of one of our students, "Thank you for sincerely loving us, even if we don't have any connection. We are not brother or sister. You are not my cousin, I am not your child, but you treat us as your own family so thank you for loving us. I hope that you will not be tired helping, helping us to success, helping us to develop."

Our donors made this Christmas truly memorable for our students by sending their love and support from across the globe. All of our students received a small gift, each with a personalized gift tag sent in from our supporters! For some of our students, this was the first Christmas they've had with access to adequate housing and three meals a day. The emotions and joy they felt on this special day, with the love and care made possible through the Sisters of Mary and all those who support them, was truly remarkable. 

students in talisay, the philippines, grin with their presents

Above: Our students at Girlstown in Biga grin as they celebrate the day!