The cornerstone of the Orphanage was laid
and blessed on February 3rd, 2012
and since then construction is well on its way.
Dear friends of the Presentation of Mary,
In February, 2012, I wrote to the Congregation daring to call on all our friends: Associates, Consecrated Laypersons, Educators, Students, Relatives, Collaborators … to help us open an Orphanage in the Philippines. Today, 6 months later, I have the joy of thanking you for your great generosity as this Orphanage gradually becomes a reality.
We are amazed at the positive response that has come from all of you as well as the many creative ways that you have used to raise money for this project. Needless to say, your gifts towards the opening, furnishing and organization of the Orphanage certainly gladden the heart of Marie Rivier during this year where we celebrate the 30th anniversary of her Beatification, she who had such a great love for children and most especially for orphans.
The Congregation Web Site (http://www.presentationdemarie-international.org) has been reporting on the developments of the project and the amount of money received so far from donors from different parts of the Congregation. Your participation is included in this total.
In the name of all the children that will be welcomed in this Marie Rivier Home for Children, I want to once again express my gratitude as well as that of my Council and of our Sisters in the Philippines. We pray that God, who cannot be outdone in generosity, will bless and reward you in abundance.
S. Angèle Dion