The Catholic Women’s Movement supports women in the Philippines with this year’s Lenten project.
This year, the Catholic Women’s Movement again invited people to Family Fasting Day under the organization of the Women’s Club (Frauenrunde) of the parish Heart of Jesus, Töllergasse in 21st District, Vienna. This year, a big amount was collected for the Philippines’ Catholic Women’s Movement projects.
With its motto, “Fair Care work knows no borders, Family Fasting Day is celebrated in the parish with a Holy Mass.
The Our Lady of Manaoag Group joined the celebration in Vienna and even rendered songs during the communion. The group even donated the typical Filipino noodle (pansit) for the event – the „Suppensonntag“ followed after the mass.
The parish thanked the women and men who prepared the soups and the many helpers who diligently supported the Family Fasting Day campaign.
Thanks to the many visitors who donated to the campaign’s success.
The Family Fasting Project 2023
The “Aktion Familienfasttag” of the Catholic Women’s Movement of Austria (kfbö) supports migrant women workers in the Philippines during this Lent. Among other things, support is to be given to Mindanao Migrants Center (MMCEAI) in Davao City on the Philippine island of Mindanao, which actively works to improve the living conditions of women. Special attention puts this year’s collection, which traditionally begins on Ash Wednesday and with numerous actions, like the well-known “Benefizsuppenessen” in completely Austria during the chamfering time runs, also on unpaid care work, which is often performed by women strengthened, is called it on the web page of the action.
The slogan “Fair Care work knows no borders,“ revolves around a general Empowerment of work migrant women in the megacity of Davao city. According to kfbö, this does mean not only economic betterment but also the personal development of women, especially through solidarity in women’s groups.
In the Philippines’ Catholic Women’s Movement projects, women are actively engaged in improving living conditions. All projects are characterized by a holistic approach, including economic improvement, personal development, and solidarity of women’s groups.
text/pictures: hector pascua