Father Liam – The Homes Of Fr. Liam Hayes

The homes of Fr. Liam Hayes are centres for forgotten poor people of the remote Misiones province in northern Argentina.  The centres consist of three separate buildings, in close proximity to each other. We support the Homes of Fr Liam Hayes through our annual second collection in March.


  • Hogar Santa Teresa Del Nino Jesus has 35 physically and intellectually disabled residents
  • Hogar Virgen De Lujan has 17 elderly residents. This is the only home they have
  • Hogar Espirito Santo has 15 mentally challenged residents


The Homes were founded in 1993 by Fr. Liam Hayes SVD, a native of Cappamore. Co Limerick, who was ordained a priest for the Divine World Missionaries in September 1985.  He was assigned to Misiones province in Argentina to work in the city of Obera and act as a chaplain to the local hospital.  The Homes were Fr Liam’s response to the terrible conditions that some poor and disabled people were trying to survive in.  After his untimely death on December 7th 2014, the Argentinian Divine Word Missionaries took over the running of the Homes and his work continues.