Congregación Mariana Trinitaria


Seeing that families of scarce resources used even their work tools in a desperate attempt to confront health problems brought the nurse Catalina Mendoza to found the Mariana Trinitarian Congregation in 1997. A while ago, she conceived of a Model for Alternative Medicine that became the pillar of this civil association, which has no political, religious, nor lucrative ends. Seeking to generate healthy environments, programs for social development have been designed and implemented for more than two decades in localities of the 32 federal entities.


Our philosophy is based on native practices: guelaguetza (co-responsibility), tequio (donation of workdays in benefit of the community), and consenso (decisions made in assembly), and on fundamental guiding principles: honesty, respect, solidarity and teamwork.


To contribute to integral social development through two mains areas of work: 1) subsidies directed to community groups; and 2) Expansion of goals in public work and fixed assets (in rubrics that contribute to a decrease in multidimensional poverty indicators); in addition, to carry out research on this subject, and make available to those who need it the Model for Alternative Medicine, conceived of and instituted by the nurse Catalina Mendoza Arredondo.


Honesty, respect, co-responsibility, solidarity, teamwork and all that extolls human dignity.


Honestidad, respeto, corresponsabilidad, solidaridad, trabajo en equipo y todos aquéllos que enaltezcan la dignidad humana.


• To apply our own Model of Alternative Medicine to provide integral healthcare to patients who turn to it.

• To contribute to eradicating material and social poverty, in an organized, co-responsible manner, through subsidy programs to community groups as well as through schemes to widen goals in public works and fixed assets, with governments and legally constituted institutions.

• To foster the public function with liquidity and consolidated actions in order to accelerate social development in hand with the public, private, and social sectors.