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The central work of Mother of Light Center (MOLC) is to faithfully pursue a relationship with each individual and the families with whom God brings to our encounter.

Our Vision

Help the poor, needy and homeless men and women in our surrounding area to build lives of stability, meaning, and hope for the glory of God and the salvation of souls.

Our Mission

With a coordinated approach and the assistance of volunteers and others in our community, we are dedicated to love and serve men and women who are poor, needy, and homeless.  We provide spiritual help, encouragement, support, and information they need by establishing relationships. We help them to identify their talents and potential, redirect their lives, find jobs, find permanent housing, and most importantly, discover how much God loves them.

Our Faith

Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40 

Mother of Light Center (MOLC) is a Catholic organization in the Arlington Diocese, encompassing 23 parishes in Northern VA. We serve everyone that seeks us out, regardless of their religion. MOLC is centered in the Life of Christ. We believe the life of Jesus is telling us that life is for service, for giving, for sharing. By giving people a chance for them to see their dignity, and seeing them as God sees them; we aim to treat them as Jesus treats them.

Mother of Light Center's Prayer

Mary, Mother of Light, with calm confidence we call upon you, asking you to share with us your mission of bringing the Light and Love of Jesus to this world, which is so often veiled in darkness.

Teach us to protect the flame of faith given to us in Baptism. With your prayer and guidance allow us to illuminate with Christ’s love the lives of the suffering and the poor who feel forgotten and lost, who live lives burdened by many afflictions. For love of you and Jesus, may we walk with them and see their struggles transformed into a life-giving participation in the fruitful Sacrifice of His Holy Cross. Amen.

Mary, Mother of Light, pray for us.

Prayer by Fr. Matthew Zuberbueler

The Saints Who Guide Us

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Mother Mary


St. Louis


St. Elizabeth of Hungary


St. Martin de Porres


St. Teresa of Calcutta


Our Organization

The people who help make MOLC

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