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MERCYSTORIES

Sharing works of mercy 

Our blog features stories from projects around the world that are changing the amount of love, truth, well-being and opportunity that enter into the lives of marginalized children.

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Rejoicing in Healing and Freedom: A Story of Hope

Over the past several months our world has experienced significant collective pain and suffering as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and injustices everywhere are brought to light. It can be a difficult and seemingly hopeless experience turning...

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The Significance Behind the Number 110 in Healing from the Trauma of Abuse

In the Philippines, the rate of child neglect and abuse is staggering. An estimated 8 in 10 Filipino children experience some form of abuse during their childhood. With...

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Become an Advocate for Healing: Spread the Word About the Sunflower Center 

On the streets of many cities in the Philippines, children wander in search of food, shelter, and safety. Estimates suggest that there are close to 1.5 million Filipino...

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A Beacon of Hope in the Philippines: The History of the Sunflower Center

The Philippines is a country with staggering levels of poverty and regional instability, which has led to widespread homelessness, hunger, and violence. These factors can...

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Join Us in Ending Sexual and Physical Abuse in the Philippines

Abuse can be a vicious cycle, leaving many people, including children, trapped, alone, and forced to fend for themselves. Acute poverty and regional instability are the...

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How You Can Help A Child Recover From Sexual and Physical Abuse

It’s hard to imagine in our 21st-century world that innocent children could be suffering from the horrendous abuse of modern-day forms of slavery, but it’s true and their...

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4 Worthy Causes for your Almsgiving this Lent

In the Catholic tradition, the principle of almsgiving is most commonly associated with the liturgical season of Lent. As one of the three pillars of Lent, we are called...

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7 Saints to Pray to During a Pandemic

In this time of crisis and worldwide suffering due to the COVID-19 epidemic it can be difficult to process what is going on, let alone turn to prayer and ask for the...

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4 Practical Ways You Can Make A Difference in the Life of A Struggling Mother

Mothers around the world are united by the desire to provide a good life for their children and to care for them as they grow. But what happens when circumstances arise...

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3 Problems and 3 Solutions: Addressing Crises in the Philippines

With a population of 93 million people spread out over 7,600 islands, the Philippines is the country with the third largest number of Catholics in the world. Filipinos are...

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5 Ways You Can Help End Child Sex Trafficking

Human trafficking is one of the largest international crime industries in the world, robbing an estimated 25 million people of their human dignity.

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31 Creative Ideas for Fasting this Lent

Lent is right around the corner — are you ready?

Beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020, Catholics around the world will enter into 40 days of prayer, fasting, and...

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Working Toward Freedom, Belonging, and Healing in the Philippines

Many of us look fondly upon childhood as a time of wonder and joy. Children are naturally full of excitement as they explore and learn about the world. It can be difficult...

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Our Story

MercyWorks is an initiative sponsored by Missionhurst CICM that is dedicated to bringing dignity to the world’s most marginalized children by meeting their most basic educational and health care needs. Our projects include everything from building schools in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to providing proper medical care to infants in Guatemala. Learn more about our story and the Missionhurst CICM here.