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The Carmelite Nuns of the Holy Trinity, Inc. (CNHT) is a religious order of contemplative Carmelite Nuns based in Laguna and Albay Provinces in the Philippines. Their main apostolate is prayer, penance, and contemplation in silence and solitude. Their secondary missions are: to promote devotion to Divine Mercy by building houses of worship and pilgrimage; provide emergency relief to victims of natural disasters; and extend educational help to the poorest of the poor students, including seminarians in formation to become priests and young women in formation to become Carmelite Nuns.

Currently, the Shrine of  Divine Mercy is a center of pilgrimage for thousands of pilgrims from the Bicol area and surrounding islands. The Shrine is composed of a church, monastery, and a pilgrims’ inn where retreats and religious conferences are held. Winding up Kawa-kawa  Hill, a Way of the Cross is found where bigger than life-size figures represent every station of the Cross.  This is a favorite pilgrimage spot, especially during Lenten season.

The Philippines is constantly ranked in the top 5 most disaster-hit countries in the world. The Bicol region of the Philippines where the Nuns are based, is the “typhoon belt” of the Philippines where super-typhoons pass, floods, and landslides happen every year. The Nuns provide emergency relief to victims of these disasters like temporary housing, food, clothing, water, and household utensils. The Nuns offer prayers to alleviate the poverty and misery resulting from this yearly devastation.

The Nuns also provide scholarships to the poorest of the poor elementary, high school, and college students. The scholarship program includes tuition, food allowance, and uniforms for elementary and high school students who would otherwise not eat full square meals. The college scholarship program has produced two priests, two nuns, and several college graduates who now work at the Shrine, helping improve the community economy.

You can support the Carmelite Nuns of the Holy Trinity Philippines #1933 through your prayers and monetary donation by making a check payable to THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH, 3424 Wilshire Blvd 3rd Fl., Los Angeles CA 90010, memo #1933. You may also donate online by clicking the donate button. When making an online donation, reference #1933 in the Memo box. Your donation is tax-deductible as allowed by law.

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