Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Mateo 11:28

At the ILAC Mission we do our best to live and work according to this Christian teaching. Rooted in the God who gives us life, we share our gifts and energy in the service of others, focusing especially on the health and wellbeing of the rural people of the Cibao Valley. With regards to our Catholic roots, the ILAC Mission’s spiritual life centers in the Eucharist and the opportunity to pray together, both by offering spiritual guidance to our volunteers who come from all over the world, and by offering retreats for adults and programming for the youth in the countryside.

Living, sharing and serving with consciousness requires a spirituality that is in line with that of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. We have to live our lives centered by kindness, fostering in our hearts the spirits that brings us to consolation (life, peace, joy) or desolation (death, anxiety, lack of freedom). We suggest that we examine each day the spirits that affect our attitudes, words and actions, creating consciousness of how we can contribute to the will of God by exercising kindness and common sense.