The Foundation set up Conference Centers to serve as venues for the exchange of ideas, to provide an environment for the study of important social questions, and to imbue the consideration of such issues with a Christian outlook. This is achieved through a wide range of activities of an educational, cultural and spiritual nature all aimed at the total development of the person-humanly, professionally, and spiritually.
One of the best-known centers established by the PFCED is the Makiling Conference Center in Calamba, Laguna. Its amenities include conference rooms, chapels and a Marian shrine, living rooms and classrooms, dining facilities, residential areas, a home economics and livelihood development center and a study camp with athletic courts.
-St. Josemaria Escriva
Our Lord is calling us to sanctify the ordinary tasks of every day, for the perfection of the Christian is to be found precisely there.
PFCED established centers for young persons aimed at helping them to grow in sound personal and social values through the development of leadership skills, a drive for academic excellence, instilling in them a love for freedom and responsibility in relation to their country, community, and family.
In all the Foundation's Centers, key activities are geared towards personal formation: recollections, retreats, courses on Christian living, and spiritual counseling and one-on-one mentoring.
The Centers provide as well continuing formation for professionals, aiming to promote human and Christian values and social responsibility in the corporate and business sector.
In its over five decades of existence, it has also inspired many other initiatives with the same spirit of service and personal responsibility aimed at fostering the common good. The growth of the Foundation in terms of physical establishments and an ever-increasing beneficiaries for its programs of formation proves that it has exerted and continues to exert a positive impact on individuals and society as a whole.
-St. Josemaria Escriva
Let us work. Let us work a lot and work well, without forgetting that prayer is our best weapon. That is why I will never tire of repeating that we have to be contemplative souls in the middle of the world, who try to convert their work into prayer.
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