Our mission is to bring the redeeming love of Christ to the Poor through prayer and charity.
Some Brothers are going out to bring the redeeming love of Christ to the poor in the Slums, Home for the Aged and Abandoned, Hospitals, Jails, Schools and others. While other Brothers are praying to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, so that both groups can complimentarily support each other to effect the total Loving Redemption of Christ through prayer and charity.
We allow the charity of Christ in our work which is always redemptive: whenever we give food to the hungry, medicine to the sick, we give also the redeeming charity of Christ which TRANSFORMS their hearts.
Now that they feel and experience the love of Christ in of Christ in our work, they can easily do the same charity to their neighbors: We all now become carriers of Christ love that saves souls.
Because of Msgr. Jose B. Aguinaldo's ardent devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, he endeavored to build an Adoration Chapel at the National Shrine of St. Anne in Hagonoy, Bulacan when he was still its parish priest. Everyday, he included in the intentions of the Mass his desire that his parishioners develop a great devotion to the Blessed Sacrament.
At that time, a certain Bro. Juan Anthony S. Bautista, a temporary professed member of the Missionaries of Charity, was inspired by the love and compassion of Mother Theresa of Calcutta for the poor coupled with the mystic love of St. Teresa of Avila. After much discernment, he realized that his desire is to belong to a community whose way of life is animated with the charism "ora et caritas." With this, he planned to leave the convent.
He thought of two persons with whom he could ask for guidance, Bishop Gabriel Reyes and Msgr. Jose B. Aguinaldo. Since he did not know where to find the bishop, he opted to talk to Msgr. Aguinaldo who was very willing to support him in his aspirations.
A small rest house in Lugam, Maloios, Bulacan was offered by Msgr. Aguinaldo to be his temporary house where he lived as a religious on March 2, 1990. Meanwhile the good monsignor went to Bishop Cirilo R. Almario, the Bishop of Maloios at that time, to ask for permission to build a community in the diocese. Though there was no formal declaration of the bishop's affirmation of the suggestion, Bro. Anthony was instructed by the monsignor to start their aspiration already.
Two young men from Romblon joined Bro. Anthony in his apostolate to the Emmaus House of Apostolate, Catechesis in the urban areas of Lugam, elementary and high schools in Dampol, and in Provincial Jail where they brought foods for the prisoners. They adore alternately the Blessed Sacrament from eight o'clock in the morning until six o'clock in the evening
at days when they did not have apostolates.
On June 25, 1990, the two brothers left the religious life for they could not understand and bear the charism "ora et caritas". It was October 27, 1990, when Msgr. Aguinaldo and Bro. Anthony personally visited Bishop Almario to ask for the latter's approval. Though the monsignor was persistent, the bishop still did not allow them.
Bishop Jesus Cabrera, on the other hand, accepted their proposal of setting up a community in the Diocese of Alaminos. But because of the lack of place where they can be housed, they withdrew. Bishop Pedro Bantigue of the Diocese of San Pablo gave his blessing to the brothers. He assigned them to take care of the Adoration Chapel in Calauan. The distance of
their house from the Adoration Chapel did not permit them to undertake the responsibility given to them by the bishop. So they settled in Binan, Laguna where they found a place for the community. There they carried out their apostolate which they had started in Bulacan.
On September 12, 1994, the Brothers established the "Mary, Mother of Mercy Home for the Elderly and Abandoned," an orphanage in San Pedro, Laguna, through the help of a Foundation formed by the rich families of the town. But Bro. Anthony observing that the rich were just using the orphanage for their own benefit decided to return to Bulacan and continued to request for the bishop's permission. In 1996, Bishop Almario granted their petition.
On August 3, 1997, Bishop Rolando J. Tria Tirona, bishop of the Diocese of Malolos, allowed Bro. Stephen of Carmona, Cavite to make his profession as a member of the community. The following year, three other novices were given the permission to make their profession.
September 6, 1998, Msgr. Aguinaldo and Bro. Anthony founded an orphanage: "Bahay Ampunan nina Hesius, Maria at Jose" and registered it in the Securities and Exchange Commission. At present, Msgr. Aguinaldo continuously strives to reconstruct the brothers' house and the orphanage. Being the community's confessor, he does a regular visit every Friday and Sunday to celebrate Mass with them.