Mostoles, Madrid - 2015
I was born into a Catholic family and I am the youngest of 7 siblings. I used to go Mass with my parents and I even made my first Communion, but when I turned 14 I completely turned away from God and went down the wrong path. This lasted quite a few years, during which I did not go anywhere near a Church.
I met Evangelists and spent two years with them. I then had a personal encounter with the Lord. Whenever I spoke with my older brother he would tell me that I was lacking something very important, a MOTHER, the Blessed Virgin, and the Eucharist. Thanks to Our Lady’s grace I came back to the Catholic Church, I got married and had four children. I sorted things out a bit. I would always go to the same Church where my children were baptized and received their First Communion. One day, without a doubt guided by the Virgin Mary, I went into the Parish Church of Our Lady of the Rosary and of Hope. There I met the sisters. It is funny because my daughter also met the Sisters that same week, but separately. We both gave them our e-mail addresses. It was like Our Lady played a joke on us.
I started going to the meetings and to the get togethers. Then I entered the Home of the Mother. In a way it has been my salvation. I felt the love of God. I felt that God loved me through the sisters. They made me feel that very strongly. This changed everything. Everything took on another meaning and was full of hope and strength. I think that it was then that my true conversion began.
I am certain that it was the Blessed Virgin who gave me this gift of entering the Home and of meeting Fr. Rafael, Mother Ana and the sisters. Now I have a spiritual guide and this helps me on the path that is before me. She told me that nothing should stop me from going to Mass. I thank the Lord everyday and I ask Him to allow me to continue being a member of this community that has taught me to be constant in prayer, the importance of the Eucharist which transforms us, and the complete trust in God without losing heart.