Ligaya ng Panginoon (LNP) is a family-based transparochial covenant community in Metro Manila, Philippines which grew out of the vibrant charismatic renewal experience of the early 70’s.
Starting out with 41 men and women in July 1975, the Ligaya now counts some 1,900 members (including children of all ages) from diverse socio-economic backgrounds bound by the common desire to live out the Christian life to the fullest and to serve the Church as a body.
At present, Ligaya’s apostolate centers on the evangelization and community building, with a special emphasis on service to the poor – an involvement affirmed during the Second Plenary Council of the Philippines.
The Ligaya belongs to the Federation of Transparochial Communities in the Archdiocese of Manila. Together with its Partners-In-Mission, Ligaya Ng Panginoon is a member of the Council of the Laity of the Philippines.
The Community is a founding member of the Christ The King Association , an international organization of Catholic covenant communities, and of The Sword Of The Spirit , an international association of ecumenical communities committed to evangelization and Christian unity.
It all started with an experience. That God is real, not a distant God. His love is personal.
This was the experience of a handful of men and women who frequented a weekly prayer meeting at the Assumption Convent in Makati City, Philippines. They were fired up by the baptism of the Holy Spirit, encouraged by the personal testimonies, the vibrant singing and spontaneous praising in the prayer meeting.
It was an experience of a faith awakened, a deep hunger to know God, to serve Him and to live life loving Him. And they hungered to be a community. The way the early Christians were. Brothers and sisters. Empowered by the Holy Spirit. Committed to a way of life where Jesus is Lord … This was the beginning of the Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon Community.
Here are related links to know more about Ligaya ng Panginoon:
- Serving the Church
- Building relationships
- The spiritual formation of our members
- What is God calling us to do?