“The Alagad Ni Maria] strive to bring Christ to the youth and the youth to Christ through the Blessed Virgin
Mary as their model-disciple.”
Alagad ni Maria (Disciples of Mary) Constitution
The mission of the Religious Community of the Alagad Ni Maria (Disciples of Mary) of the Philippines is to bring youth closer to God. Inspired and motivated by the spirit of the Blessed Virgin Mary, our community seeks to enlighten youth to the traditional values and spirituality of Catholicism.
The changing economic, political, social and technological landscape of the Philippines presents challenges for the youth in the Philippines struggling with overwhelming problems. Their vulnerability often makes them susceptible to drug abuse, exploitation as child laborers or criminality. These youths need the chance that our special ministry can afford them to discover God’s love and compassion for them.
Our community has the ability to reach out successfully to youth in parishes and schools with the help of many dedicated educators, parents, and volunteers. We have more than 250 teachers-educators and volunteers, 400 youth leaders and 20,000 young people under our apostolic care. We desperately need funds to continue and expand our ministries. Donations from the Propagation of Faith /Missionary Cooperative Appeal have been one of our most dependable sources of aid for which we are extremely thankful.