|In March, 2007, she established a non-profit organization called The Love of
Vicentica Foundation. It is her desire to get help from outside to expand these
projects in the Philippines, and to create training jobs, and increase the
employability of people with disability and no academic education. It is also her
desire to extend help to the poor in other countries as well.
Today, the Love of Vicentica Foundation feeds around 300 people in Batanes which
includes people with disability and a group of Dominican missionary nuns. A few
scholars have also graduated from courses like Commerce, Education, and
The foundation also sends dollars to Haiti to help the Little Sisters with their
operating expenses and to feed the 53 orphans that are in the custody of the
nuns. The foundation also sends support to the Assumption Sisters of Eldoret in
Kenya to assist the displaced families in these times of tribal conflict.
Cayetano invited the parishioners of the two churches to share the little and the
big that they have, for she believes that each of us always has something to give
to the needy. She mentioned that God calls us to care for our needy brothers and
sisters not only when natural calamities destroy life and properties but also when
life is peaceful and quiet.
With conviction, she ended all her talks by saying, “Great things happen where
there is great love. It is love that makes us experience virtues and discover our
own values. It is also love that makes us see the needs of others.”
Please visit this link to find out how you can help the less fortunate.
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|The founder of The Love of Vicentica Foundation, Thalia Cayetano spoke to parishioners
in all the Masses in two churches in Northern California in August, 2008 - St. John
Vianney in Walnut Creek on August 2 & 3, and St. John the Baptist in El Cerrito on
August 9 & 10.
Cayetano, a parishioner of St. John the Baptist in El Cerrito said that she witnessed and
experienced poverty at the same time. She thinks that helping the poor has become
her mission out of passion, or it has become a passion because God gave her a mission.
Either way, she believes that God has called her to do her little share in helping the
poorest of the poor in the third world countries.
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