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Medical Mission
ROSA MYSTICA V

organised by ACIM ASIA
Barangay Mariana , Philippines
July 25 - July 29, 2011

Preparation Day: July 24, 2011


The community hall & location of the mission

The community hall & location of the mission


Dear friends,

Yet again this year, we will try to share with you our work during the Rosa Mystica medical mission in the Philippines. This is the fifth year it is being held.

A great number of volunteers came from far horizons: from Ireland to Canada, from Singapore to France, from Switzerland to Malaysia, and at the same time from the United States, South Korea and Belgium. None hesitated to fly over oceans and seas in order to give their generosity and time to the disadvantaged. We must also not forget the benevolent Filipinos, without whom the mission could not have taken place. They have worked for a number of months to ensure the smooth operation of this week-long mission.

This year, we are based in Manila not far from the Church of Our Lady of Victories, a priory of the Society of St Pius X. Fr. Onoda, who welcomes us warmly, understands very well that in this combat for the Faith, Tradition must not hesitate to follow Providence. The latter exhorts us not to entrench ourselves in our sacristies alone (as certain persons would prefer), but instead to give testimony of the divine mercy.



Loading the boxes of medicine unto the army trucks

Loading the boxes of medicine unto the army trucks

Loading the boxes of medicine unto the army trucks

Transferring the medicine into the pharmacy


Organising the medicine

Organising the medicine

24 July, Sunday

1300h: Arrival at Barangay Mariana (the location of the mission) of the first convoy of volunteers and medicine. A human chain organises itself rapidly in order to unpack the medicine, while singing at the same time in order to maintain the tempo!

1400h: The first official reunion is presided over by Fr. Daniel Couture in the presence of local personalities and community leaders, so as to give each volunteer his tag and to insist on the spiritual dimension of the mission. Certainly, we all have a temporal mission to fulfil, but as Dr. Dickes mentioned, we heal the body with a charity that will also help to elevate the soul spiritually.

Orientation and briefing before the Mission

Orientation and briefing before the Mission


1800h: The place is almost fully prepared to welcome the patients at 0800 the next day. As for the volunteers, thanks to the tireless enthusiasm of their dear “Father Sewing” (Fr. Couture), prayer and singing encourage them for the exhausting week which awaits, the first events of which you will discover upon reading tomorrow evening.

To conclude, here is a quote from the Volunteers’ Prayer:

“O my God, teach us to receive the sick in Thy Name. Without Thee, I am not able to lead this work to a good end. I ask of Thee this grace for the good of Thy sick and their loved ones.”

We thank you in advance for accompanying us with your prayers throughout this entire week.
Till tomorrow!


Fr. Couture and Dr. Dickes, directors of the Mission

Fr. Couture and Dr. Dickes, directors of the Mission


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