|Official Name||Association of Ladies of Charity (Association Internationales des Charites)|
|Other Name or Acronym||LCAIC/ Ladies|
“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.”
Faithful to the prophetic Spirit and innovating dynamism of St. Vincent De Paul, the Ladies of Charity – AIC Philippines commit themselves.
|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.
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
LC AIC National Council
(Pius XII Catholic Center)
LC AIC Units
|Composition of Membership||
|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
|Official Contact Numbers||Telephone: + 63.2.525.7768|
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
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