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Perpetual vows of 11 Servant Sisters and 1 Servant Brother

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Eleven Servants Sisters and one Servant Brother of the Home of the Mother profess Perpetual Vows in Alcalá de Henares on September 8th, 2019.

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A group of 11 Servant Sisters and a Servant Brother of the Home of the Mother professed their Perpetual Vows on September 8th in a ceremony held in the convent church of Las Bernardas in Alcalá de Henares, Spain. The Ceremony was presided by the Bishop of Alcalá, Msgr. Juan Antonio Reig Pla. Many priests concelebrated: several from the Diocese of Alcalá, one from the United States, some Servant Priests of the Home of the Mother and the founder of the congregation, Father Rafael Alonso.

The Servant Sisters and Servant Brothers always make their profession of Perpetual Vows on the Feast the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin. This is because, on Mary's birthday, they are offered as a gift to Her, making their lives an oblation forever.

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In the ceremony, there were two moments that especially moved those present. The first, when the Sisters and Brother prostrated themselves on the floor while the litanies of the saints were sung. The second was the fraternal embrace that the Priests, Brothers, and Sisters with perpetual vows gave to those who were professing, as a sign of welcome in the community.

After the celebration in the church, attended by more than 400 people, everyone went to the Dominican monastery in Loeches, Madrid, where they enjoyed a fraternal agape. In the end, they exchanged testimonies of their experience, songs, and videos in a family atmosphere, a characteristic of the Home of the Mother.

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