St. Hannibal Empowerment Centre

St. Hannibal Empowerment Center (SHEC) is a religious organization of the Rogationists of the Heart of Jesus. It is a community of Spirit-led persons which aims to follow Jesus Christ in his union with his Father and in his proclamation of the kingdom of God. It is an inserted community among the squatters. The goal of SHEC is to empower the poor people of Metro Manila, Philippines, through housing, livelihood, education, health, waste management, youth and values formation.

Location: Pasay City, Metro Manila

Mission: Its mission is to empower the poorest of the poor and catalyze an integral Christian transformation of urban poor communities in collaboration with the local Church by a holistic process that addresses concerns on housing, livelihood, education, health, environment and sanitation, justice and peace, youth formation and values formation. The goals of SHEC consist of assisting in alleviating poverty among urban poor communities in Pasay and other cities in Metro Manila; and building the foundation of community transformation through intensive values formation. Its objectives are, specifically, to facilitate the organization and formation of people’s organization that are self-sufficient and empowered, facilitate the values and spiritual formation and capability building of urban poor leaders, to assist the urban poor / informal settlers of Pasay and other cities in Metro Manila in realizing their dreams of achieving security of tenure through in-city relocation, to facilitate the implementation of economic programs and basic social services in urban poor communities, and to facilitate access to formal education in favor of the poor and deserving students.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Virgin of the Poor!

A seminary run by the Adorno Fathers in Daet, Bicol was inspired by their humble roots to go back to the poor as essential elements of their life as religious. Because of this, Fr. Jun Abog, the seminary rector, invited Fr. Dexter Prudenciano, rcj to share his insights about working with the poor. After the inputs on the Third Look at Jesus which was given to the seminarians of the Holy Trinity Seminary, there was the blessing of the statue of the Virgin of the Poor beside the seminary of the Adorno Fathers. This was also attended by some Diocesan Priests. Later on, His Excellency Almoneda followed. The Blessed Virgin Mary and the Poor are two important persons in their life. Blessed are the Adorno Fathers.


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