This year in Lumezzane, for the second time we celebrated an Encounter of the Home of the Mother, or "HM Day", – a weekend especially dedicated to helping the faithful of the parish to get to know our movement, thanks to the unconditional support of the pastor, Don Tino Bergamaschi.
On the first of May we received the grace of being present in Rome for the beatification of Pope John Paul II. They were unforgettable days during which we rejoiced in the almost tangible presence of the new Blessed; it really felt like he was present with us.
Continuing the celebration of the octave of Easter, a group of 18 sisters, together with Fr. Rafael Alonso and Esmeralda, LHM, went by car from Valencia (Spain) to Rome (Italy). It was a long pilgrimage that lasted more than 1,700 km and certainly was not lacking in discomforts and sacrifices, but it was well worth it!
This past Easter Week (April 25 - May 1), the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother in Jacksonville organized a pilgrimage to the northeastern States. We took advantage of the fact that various high schools were on vacation that week to go and see various shrines in Pennsylvania, New York, and Massachusetts. There were 11 of us all together: 7 girls and 4 sisters.