Philippines

Scalabrini Mission House - QC

 

The mission house is the place where the Scalabrinians settled in the Philippines. It is home to religious who are working in the Apostleship of the Sea (Stella Maris), the Episcopal Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People (ECMI), the Scalabrinian Migration Center (SMC) and the Scalabrini Center for People on the Move (SCPM)

Stella Maris - Manila

 

Stella Maris (Apostleship of the Sea) in the archdiocese of Manila is the first pastoral activity entrusted to the Congregation in the Philippines (1984) and it has continued with important initiatives, such as the Annual Seafarers’ Day, assistance to seafarers in Stella Maris centers and seminars in maritime schools. The director and chaplain of Stella Maris- Manila is Fr. Paulo Prigol, cs.

The Scalabrinian Center for the People on the Move (SCPM) - QC
The Scalabrinian Center for the People on the Move (SCPM) is a development of previous initiatives of assistance to refugees and migrants in Metro Manila. It was a tangible sign of social action by the St. Frances X. Cabrini Province on the occasion of the great jubilee of the year 2000. It provides hospitality and preparation to migrants who are leaving or returning from abroad. It is part of the House for Migrants Network. The director Fr. Paulo Prigol, cs.

Opened on June 1st, 1993, the Scalabrini Center for People on the Move is a non-stock, non-profit organization which serves and assists overseas workers, seamen, and refugees, without discrimination to age, gender, race, ethnic background, religion or belief.

VISION/MISSION

 

We envision a society in which freedom of movement is guaranteed and people are not displaced by economic disadvantage or political oppression. Our mission is to help create a community of nations that respect and promote the rights of the people on the move. We dream of a society where differences are not divisive, where borders are not barriers, and where communities coexist in justice, peace and solidarity.

Episcopal Commission for Migrants and Itinerant People (ECMI) - Manila

 

The Episcopal Commission for Migrants and Itinerant People (ECMI) is the operative unit of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) for the care of people involved in human mobility. Since 1984 the secretary of ECMI has been a Scalabrinian missionary, currently Fr. Restituto Ogsimer, cs.

Scalabrini Migration Center (SMC)- QC

 

Established in 1987, the Scalabrinian Migration Center (SMC) is a research center on migration from and to Asia. SMC has a documentation section, publishes the quarterly Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, conducts research projects, and organizes conferences and seminars. SMC is part of the Scalabrini Migration Study centers (SMSC) network and is currently directed by Dr. Maruja M.B. Asis.

Scalabrini Formation Center (SFC) - QC

 

The Scalabrini Formation Center (SFC) is a seminary for languages and philosophy studies. It was blessed by Card. Sin in 1985. It is directed by Fr. Alvirio Mores and Fr. Nguyen Quang Huynh.

The Scalabrini Theological House of Studies (STHS) - QC

The Scalabrini Theological House of Studies (STHS) began in 1988, but it transferred to the new building in 1992. It is an international community.  

Scalabrini Novitiate - Cebu

 

In the early years, the candidates from the Philippines used to make their novitiate in Italy. A new house for Novitiate was built in Cebu in 1996, and eventually the program moved there. The novice mater is Fr. Leo Bobila, cs.  

Scalabrini Postulancy - Cebu

 

The postulancy program consists of nine months of preparation before the Novitiate. It was located in the new building in Cebu in 2010. 

A HOME AWAY FROM HOME

Opened on June 1st, 1993, the Scalabrini Center for People on the Move is a non-stock, non-profit organization which serves and assists overseas workers, seamen, and refugees, without discrimination to age, gender, race, ethnic background, religion or belief. 

 

SCPM is entirely supported by donations and voluntary contributions of sponsors and friends.