THE VOWED BROTHERS IN MISSION
Edmund Rice Religious Brothers from Australia, New Zealand, and India first established communities in Kabankalan (Negros Occ.), Hilongos/Maasin (Leyte is.) and now in Cebu City. The focus of the Brothers’ mission from its beginning in the Philippines, has been the very poor and the young. The Edmund Rice Brothers invite Filipino young men to join them in vowed, celibate brotherhood and mission to the poor and the young.
THE PHILIPPINES OWNING THE MISSION:
To really put down Mission roots in the society of the Philippines on March 18, 2015, the Edmund Rice Ministries Foundation, Philippines Inc. (ERMF Ph. Inc) was established. This Foundation is owned by regular members of the Foundation, religious and lay people; the majority of whom are Filipino.
NETWORKING & PARTNERING ON THE JOURNEY:
The focus of this Foundation is on the poorest of the poor and marginalized people. The purpose is to liberate people from extreme poverty: for the very poor also to have their “rightful place in the sun”. This is done by a compassionate presence of the Foundation’s professional, Filipino field staff, empowering families and communities, journeying with the people... Being a Philippines-based and Philippines-owned organization, the ERM Foundation is well situated to be an instrument of justice in the Philippines providing a means through which Filipinos can share some of their wealth, thus assisting through the Foundation, very poor communities to take up responsibility for their own development. Filipino people can also support as volunteers; and organizations of the Philippines can contribute as networking partners as “Friends of Edmund Rice.”
The word of our song sum up what we are about: