On the 13th of October, Fr. Rafael and two sisters headed towards Barcelona to have a presentation of the Home of the Mother and start the first meetings of lay people there.
Jordi Suriol, a great friend of the Home, together with Ana Peláez and Olga Barceló, have placed all of their enthusiasm in trying to implant the Home of the Mother in their area, and therefore, they had organized everything.
Surprisingly, the room where we got together was too small for all the people who came. Not only were all the seats taken, but there were people from others rooms listening as well. Ana had placed her house at our disposition and thought of everything, even down to the last details.
We prayed the Rosary, Fr. Rafael explained the Icon of the Home of the Mother, we saw a video-presentation of the Home, and Fr. Rafael spoke a long time about the Home, his own experiences, where we are already working... Above all, he insisted that belonging to the Home is a vocation. The principal thing is to experience a call and afterwards give that call a shape through the apostolate and commitments that the Lord asks of each person within their own group.
On the 14th, after Mass in the Augustinians' convent at 8:00 am, we left Barcelona to go back to Zurita with a heart full of thankfulness for the welcoming and for the graces that we had received.