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Delivering food, shelter, and hope to the poorest of the poor
Sr. Marge loves to see little children enjoying their lunch at the Lady of the Star Nursery in the Philippines. These children come from extremely destitute families and begin preschool gravely malnourished. Throughout the year, the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary not only provide early education and a hearty meal, but they also treat many of the children for TB. The sisters work with their parents too, educating them in health, spiritual formation and parenting skills. By taking a holistic approach, the ministry transforms entire families, increasing the children’s chances of breaking the cycle of poverty.