EADM in the Philippines
EADM has an active presence across the Philippines. The fervor of the people and their love of The Divine Mercy and Our Lady make the islands a place of great Faith. Spiritual guidance is provided by Monsignor Josefino Ramirez of the Archdiocese of Manila and Monsignor Cris Garcia on the island of Cebu. There are many EADM groups across the islands, including Davao on the island of Mindanao. Father Seraphim Michalenko, Dr. Robert Stackpole, Lee Bowers, and Bryan Thatcher have all visited the Philippines and spoken about Divine Mercy and living the message in today's society.
EADM is active on the island of Cebu, and Monsignor Cris Garcia is the Spiritual Director. Doctor Emma Dy, facilitator of the Cebu group, wrote and told us, "I share the dream that all Divine Mercy devotees follow the formation. We have to come to Jesus' feet every day, sit and listen, and learn from Him. We must be filled with Him before we can go out and give His love and mercy to others."
Carmencita Inte from Davao wrote and told us, "Our Davao group is doing a tremendous job, and we love learning all we can about Divine Mercy. It is easy to pray the Chaplet and gaze at the beautiful Image, but it is very difficult to live the message of mercy." The group has had several large conferences, and the devotees continue to be active.
EADM has sent several containers to the Philippines; most for a medical clinic on Guimaras Island. The governor of the island, Dr. Rahman Nava, wrote and told us, "We acknowledge receipt of all the hospital supplies, equipment, and instruments extended by your organization for our people.
We are very fortunate to have these items which will greatly enhance the provision of greater health access and care for our indigent population. In addition, materials have been donated for the poor and given to the Missionaries of Charity, Servants of Charity, Eucharistic Disciples of St. Pius X, Hospicio de San Jose, Galileo Home, Emmaus House of Apostolate, Damascus Foundation, Bethlehem House of Bread, the Orphanage of St. Joseph, and St. Scholastica's Home for the Aged.