The Marian Missionaries of the Holy Cross is a religious congregation of priests and brothers founded in the Philippines by Leticia Tordesillas Albert and with Bishop Camilo D. Gregorio of the Diocese of Bacolod as Bishop-Protector.
It started in 1976 as a Catholic youth group in the public high schools of Metropolitan Manila known as the Youth Marian Crusade (YMC). This youth group had spread not only within Metro-Manila but in the nearby provinces of Rizal and Laguna and eventually in the province of Negros Occidental in the southern island group of the Visayas. The YMC went on to be acknowledged as one of the largest campus ministries in the Philippines.
It was from the core group of the YMC that the first members of the congregation emerged. This core group evolved into what is now known as the Marian Missionaries of the Holy Cross. The group is composed of priests and brothers who pursue priestly studies while engaged in the apostolate to the youth in the public high schools and the prisoners in the National, Regional and Local Penitentiaries where there is an MMHC community.
The MMHC was recognized in 1990 as a Pious Association. On October 27, 1997, MMHC was established as a religious congregation of Diocesan Right.
The MMHC is animated by a life prayer and penance in the spirit of love and joy in close imitation of the lifestyle of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our mission is to reawaken the consciences of men and to bring the youth closer to the foot of the Cross. This is actualized by catechetical and moral values formation in the public high schools and the prisons. The MMHC is also engaged in the retreat ministry for students and educators.
With the bleak economic and political condition facing in our country, the Philippines, we feel that our financial resources are not enough to support our apostolate, the thousands of youth and prisoners whom we meet in our ministry. Our generous local sponsors are also tightening their belts and holding on to their limited resources in as much as they also need them to support their own families. Assured by our belief that God will provide the grace and the means in order that we may accomplish His command of reaching out to the young and the prisoners we trust that there will be generous people and funding groups who will help us in this great task of casting our nets into the deep.
For more information about the Marian Missionaries of the Holy Cross, please visit their website at www.mmhc.com.ph.
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