25 YEARS, GIFT AND
Ignacio Calle, tc
(General Superior, 2011)
“You, to whom He has
entrusted these young sheep in your flock, you are the ones who have to
strive to bring back the lost sheep unto the fold of the Good Shepherd.”
These words from our
Founding Father, Luis Amigó y Ferrer have been the source of inspiration
and lay down the foundation for the committed presence of religious,
educators, volunteers and benefactors of Friendship Home Fr. Luis Amigo,
Philippines during these twenty-five years.
We give thanks, first
and foremost to God, Creator of all goodness, who in His admirable
design, led the Amigonian religious to give an appropriate response to
the needs they have encountered in Manila;
A sincere acknowledgment
to the benefactors and volunteers for the flourishing of their efforts
during these twenty-five years of uninterrupted apostolic work;
To the religious, the
educators whose true vocation have been devoted to the pedagogy of the
heart and ardent love; to the Filipino people, who in their simplicity
and openness have enabled and collaborated with us in giving life to
many children in difficult circumstances.
cooperation; the generosity of one person who has shared her home with
those who are more in need; the tenacity of a religious who, from the
start has been marking the path, and today gratefully offers to the Lord
the ripe fruits of boys and girls, adolescents and youth who have grown
with the spirit of freedom, responsibility and commitment.
May the Good
Lord who sustains them in this great, admirable mission allow this
celebration to serve at the same as an invitation to them to continue
the work that has been started, an invitation to serve as a true
blessing in the heart of our Filipino brethren.