[Province of St. Louise de Marillac – Asia] Care for creation is one of the Vincentian core values that St. Louise de Marillac School of Miagao (SLMSM) integrates in its annual plan of action. In collaboration with different villages, this activity has raised awareness of the responsibility of keeping the environment clean and healthy, one that is conducive for LIFE.
To celebrate its 50th foundation anniversary, however, SLMSM gave this activity a more meaningful accent when it brought students, Lay Mission Partners (LaMPs) and the Daughters of Charity together and worked with officials and residents of two villages in Miagao, Baybay Norte and Baybay Sur. As members of God’s family, each one lent a hand in cleaning up the shores, here where fisherfolks bring their produce that will eventually find its way to the market and finally on people’s table.
For SLMSM community, this is an expression of its responsibility for the care of creation and of its gratitude for God’s abiding and loving Presence in the School for the past 50 years.
The only Catholic school in Miagao, Iloilo, Philippines, SLMSM also serves students in 3 nearby towns. SLMSM’s privileged mission is the formation of the young and the love and care for Mother Earth, our common home (Laudato Si’), is an integral part of the said formation.