Lourdes School Quezon City traces its humble beginnings to St. Francis of Assisi who followed the poor and crucified Christ and loved humanity and all creations so deeply, that he is known as one of the beloved of all the saints. This charism of St. Francis impelled the Order of the Friars Minor Capuchin (OFM Cap.) to preach and labor among the people, rich and poor, learned and unlearned.The first group of Spanish Capuchins arrived in the Philippines in 1886 to serve as iterant preachers, giving retreats and popular missions. The World War II, which completely destroyed the Lourdes Church and the mother house in Intramuros, also reduced the capuchins to a minimum. In 1954, Rev Fr. Adolfo De Echavarri, then the superior of the Order in the Philippines, together with the other priests, conceptualized the establishment of schools as a means of evangelizing the community thus, the birthing of Lourdes School, Quezon City.