On Saturday, May 22, the sisters of the community in Fabero once again held a retreat for the girls of the town. And this time, the enthusiasm was even greater when the boys found out that there would also be a retreat for them, too. Fr. Reinhard, along with three novices: Br. Luke, Br. Peter, and Br. Andrew, spent the day at the sports center in Lillo, a town located 5 minutes from Fabero, also in the Province of León. There was a group of 15 boys, including 3 older boys from Confirmation classes, to help out in the activities.
On the occasion of the Confirmation of María Angélica Pérez on May 23, the Solemnity of Pentecost, the members of the Home of the Mother in Canada were happy to receive a visit from Cheryl de la Cruz and Jennifer Abendroth, members of the Home who live in Florida. The activities were diverse and our guests headed the youth group on Friday, the Saturday morning children's group, and afternoon activities with the girls.
We are very happy to announce that we held a presentation of the Home of the Mother in the Parish of Saint Margaret in Waterbury, Connecticut. Eva, Marina, and Ray Hernandez; Laura and Marilee Perugini; Jose, Marta, and Klarisa Pezo, took great delight in preparing the presentation. Thanks to our efforts, the power of the Holy Spirit, and the Blessed Virgin Mary, and your prayers, we think that the encounter has been a fruitful event.
Here in Fabero, Leon, we had been trying to hold a "missions day" in the parish. However, the snow and the many coinciding activities or ceremonies had made it impossible. Finally, the weekend of May 15-16, Rafa Samino, a member of the Home who has been to Ecuador several times to help us in our missions there, was able to come here to give his missionary testimony.
This past weekend, May 14th-16th, we once again had our girls’ retreat here in La Aldehuela (Madrid, Spain). During the retreat days, we visited the “Cerro de los Angeles”, the geographical center of Spain and the site of an immense statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, to whom Spain was consecrated in 1919 and where Saint Maravillas de Jesus, a Spanish Discalced Carmelite, founded her first convent.
The weekend of Pentecost, May 22-23, the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother here in Rome, Italy were led by the Holy Spirit to go to the small town on a mountain top named Monte Vidon Combatte, located on the outskirts of Ascoli Piceno, about 3 hours north of Rome. There are a few families there who are members of the Home or who often attend activities of the Home.
Our little family: Monica, Quino, and Almudena, spent the weekend in Barcenilla to celebrate our 2nd Wedding Anniversary and spend Mother's Day there.
We had planned to spend Saturday night in Las Caldas de Besaya, the Monastery where we were married near Torrelavega (Cantabria), but Barcenilla has that something special that made us change our plans right away and in the end, we spent the entire weekend there.
Dúo Santa Cecilia (St. Cecilia Duo) sang I Prefer Paradise as a tribute to Sr. Clare on the third anniversary of her death.