LADIES OF CHARITY OF THE PHILS.- AIC PHILS

Official Name Association of Ladies of Charity (Association Internationales des Charites)
Other Name or Acronym LCAIC/ Ladies
Vision

“The Ladies of Charity-AIC Philippines envision an evangelized and transformed society based on Vincentian ideals where the poor improve themselves and despite cultural diversities, integrate themselves into a community where love, justice and peace reign.”

Mission

Faithful to the prophetic Spirit and innovating dynamism of St. Vincent De Paul, the Ladies of Charity – AIC Philippines commit themselves.

  • To bring God’s message to the poor.
  • To be a Transforming Working force within the Association in the midst of poverty within the society.
  • To contribute to international action in the elimination of hopeless poverty by carrying out St. Vincent’s mission of working for and with the poor in an organized and systematic manner.
Year Established 1950
Year Accredited w/ Laiko July 1, 1991
History A)      Origin and Foundations

On 23 August 1617, at Chantillon-les-Dombes, France, twelve ladies responded to the call of St. Vincent de Paul in his Parish Church.   Envisioning the church of the poor three centuries ahead of his time, he laid out plans to help the poor, sick and impoverished families by a well-regulated system. In the Foundation’s Documents, St. Vincent stressed the objectives of bringing corporal and spiritual nourishment to the needy in imitation of the Charity of Christ.

B)      Philippines

In the Philippines, the Association was established in the late 1800s upon arrival of the DC and the CM in 1862 formerly known as Assosacion de las Damas de Caridad or more popularly known as DAMAS in its heydays.

After the turbulent wars, it was reorganized in 1947 and retained its name. In 1950, the Congregation of the Mission consolidated the DAMAS into one national organization as Association of Ladies of Charity, Philippines.

Organizational Structure Association Intenationale Des Charites

(Brussels, Belgium)

LC AIC National Council

(Pius XII Catholic Center)

Regional Councils

Arch/Diocesan Council

LC AIC Units

LUISAS Units

Composition of Membership
  • LCAIC Internationale(Brussels, Belgium)
  • LCAIC National Councils (per country)
  • AC/DC Lay Moderator for LUISAS
  • LACAIC Units
Main Activities A)  Main Activities

Homes for the Aged, Kindergarten, Elementary and High School, Orphanage, Livelihood Projects, Day Care Centers, Cooperatives, Family Life Apostolate, B.E.C. Propagation, Free Medical/Dental/Pastoral Mission.

B)    General Apostolates

Visitation of orphanages and hospitals to bring milk, clothing and toilet articles.

Visitation of poor in their homes and communities bringing material aid and facilitating the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, confession, communion, marriage, validation and anointing of the sick. Visitation of prisons to catechize inmates feeding them with breakfast or lunch after Holy Mass and giving them clothing and toilet articles as needed. Feeding malnourished children in poor communities, sustaining scholarships on Elementary, High School, College Students and Seminarians. Conducting vocational courses for out of school youth providing financial assistance to poor aged for hospital and funeral expenses. Extending relief assistance to victims of typhoons, fire, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Extending credit loans to poor beneficiaries. Providing subsidized sale of rice and other staples to poor beneficiaries. Providing the poor beneficiaries with food packages on special occasions.

Areas Present Metro Manila, Central Luzon Region, Tagalog Region,   Bicol Region, Central Visayas Region, Eastern Visayas Region, Western Visayas Mindanao
Affiliations Sangguniang Laiko ng Pilipinas- CBCP

Vincentian Family Coordinating Council (VFCC)

International Vincentian Family, Rome (IVF)

Association Internationale des Charites (AIC)

Official Contact Address Pope Pius XII Catholic Center

1175 United Nations Avenue

Paco, Manila

Official Contact Numbers Telephone: + 63.2.525.7768
Email Address lcaicphilippines@edsamail.com.ph
Logo

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During official functions, the LC – AIC LUISAS logo is set on a royal blue manner with gold bearing the following monograms: the cross (symbolizing faith), the anchor (symbolizing hope) and the heart (symbolizing hope) and the heart(symbolizing charity).

Current Officers National President:     Luz U. Ocampo

Metro Manila:    Aurora E. Santos

Central Luzon:    Shirley Panlilo

Tagalog Region:    Melody De Castro

Bicol Region:    Ester Hamor

Eastern Visayas:    Maria V. Gulgenir

Western Visayas:   Bobbie T. Reyes

Central Visayas (OIC):    Minnie Ruaro

Secretary:    Imelda Torres

Asst. Secretary:    Anita Casas

Treasurer:    Norma Cabrera

Asst. Treasurer:    Arsenia Presas

Board Members:
Susan Diyco

Pilar Reyes

Caridad Sevilla

Alice Sison

Mercedas Vinculado

National Spiritual Adviser:    Fr. Serafin F. Peralta, CM

National Sister Moderator:    Sr. Emilita Pacubas, D.C.

National Lay Coordinator:    Heidi M. Nimuan

AIC Animator for Asia/ AIC Executive Board Member:    Beatriz V. Pabito

Corporate Secretary:    Ms. Marina Camay

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