Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation - Philanthropic Development Office
A Member of the Spring Rain Global Ecosystem
The Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation envision a partnership of shared mission among people with generous hearts as CHANNELS OF BLESSINGS to serve the LAST, the LEAST and the LOST, with one mind and one heart in the way to God.
In the Philanthropic Development Office, we, the Augustinian Sisters as a community of friends, believe that we are called to incarnate the compassionate Christ and promote the intrinsic dignity of human persons and creation. In solidarity with our people who experience illiteracy, massive poverty, degradation of value-system and destruction of creation, we provide Augustinian Catholic education, socio-pastoral services, care for the migrants, health and eco-spirituality ministries. We commit our work for the transformation of the world and integrity of creation.
Vocation and Formation
The Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation's Vocation & Formation Program aims to make the youth aware of their Christian calling in the socio-political, economic, and religio-cultural context of realities and to awaken in them the value and relevance of responding to the call of Jesus Christ to the consecrated way of life.
Home for the Elderly
This advocacy supports the home for the elderly sisters with disability who are no longer physically and emotionally capable to engage in ministries. These Sisters need a healthy environment and facilities to make them fully alive and happy after a top-heavy apostolate in their early years in the Congregation. Likewise, a home for lay elderly will be made available.
Moved by the Spirit of our Foundresses, Mo. Rita & Mo. Consuelo Barceló y Pagés, ASOLC began the tedious work on the Process of the Cause for Beatification of Mo. Consuelo. Pope Benedict XVI, authorized the Sacred Congregation for the Causes of Saints at the Vatican to recognize the heroic virtues of Mo. Consuelo who thereby gained the title "Venerable". The recognition as Venerable is the second step toward sainthood.
Beatification of Ven. Mo. Consuelo
With the desire to optimize the development of the human resources of the Congregation, school-administrators and teachers need to qualify themselves academically as required by the Department of Education and the Commission on Higher Education.
Through formal and informal education, Sisters are being prepared for the Congregation's ministries to serve the people, especially the last, the least and the lost.
Life-long Education as a venue of prophecy and hope is the main apostolate of the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation. This originated from the wholistic development of the orphans who were taken cared of by the Foundresses and pioneer sisters in 1883 - 1904.
The mission of the Augustinian educational program is to help low and middle income families to uplift their level of education and livelihood as well as the quality of their Christian life.
TMMR is a licensed and accredited Social Agency by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) that is run by the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation. The residential home, located at Sta. Cruz, Guiguinto, Bulacan, is in its 15th year of existence. It caters to boys and girls from ages 5-16 years old, who are street children, indigent, neglected and abused in any form. Most of the children are victim of domestic violence and suffer from either sexual, physical, psychological or verbal abuse.
Tahanan Mapagkalinga ni Madre Rita
Creation Spirituality Centers
The ASOLC Congregation operates 2 Creation-Spirituality Centers namely: Mo. Consuelo Farm in Balgos, Bago City in Negros Occidental and Augustinian Center for Eco-Spirituality in Tabuk, Kalinga Mountain Province. These centers serve as a sacred space of the indwelling presence of God's Spirit of love, peace, healing and harmony between human beings and creation. A new center is being developed at Nazareth Farm in Camarines Norte.
With the increasing demands of Augustinian Catholic education for transformation, the Congregation needs to improve her facilities and put up additional structures in order to respond to the needs of modern technology and modern trends of education; to have safe, healthy and presentable facilities which may hold or attract more clientele; to have spaces for additional source of income which are needed in the continuous operation of schools and centers.
The La Consolacion University General Hospital (LCUGH) is providing health services to persons with low income to support and respond to the needs of the poorest people.
The hospital is also the complementary arm of La Consolacion University Philippines in its effort to provide excellent and relevant learning environment for the training of students in the Medical Sciences.