A few days before my family, friends and I went home to the Philippines for a holiday, I surfed the internet. I started with www.josemariascribainfo, and chanced upon the Madre de Amor Hospice Foundation. I was immediately attracted to it, as it is located in my country, the Philippines and because I am a nurse at Imperial College NHS Trust at Mary’s Hospital in London I was attracted to visit the place.
I believe it was God’s providence which led me to them and to discover their vision and mission, through Ms. Gina Cabrera, the Foundation’s administrative assistant. The Foundation’s mission is to help the poorest among the poor, to carry the torch of love and faith, that “whatever you do to the least of my brothers, you do unto Me”.
I started my involvement with a small project, the construction of the Hospice facility gate, a project I was able to realize with the help of all my friends and colleagues in London. My gratitude to all of them, and a special thank you to my husband and children for their prayers and support….”the more generous you are for God, the happier you will be.” (Furrow 18)
Yours in Christ and Mary,
Rufina F Maderas
St Mary’s Hospital
Day Surgery Unit