In Mostoles, Spain we had our first get-together this school year with younger girls on October 22nd, 2001 at Our Lady of the Rosary and of Hope´s Parish. More than 45 girls – between the ages of 7 and 13 – came.
Last weekend, the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother founded a new community in Brignano Gera d´Adda, a small town in the province of Bergamo, located in the Lombardy region in northern Italy. The town of Brignano Gera d´Adda is about 4.6 miles squared and has around 6,000 residents. There is only one parish, Assumption Parish, which belongs to the diocese of Cremona.
The first H.M. meeting of this school year took place on October 16th in Barcelona, Spain. For the past few weeks, the families from Barcelona have been ready to get rolling. Our intrepid organizers, Ana Pelaez and Olga, while trusting in Our Blessed Mother (who seems to be the one who is determined to bring the Home to Barcelona), enthusiastically began to get everything prepared. They invited a large number of people, prepared lunch, looked for a place to have the meetings and – above all – they fervently prayed to Our Lady.
On October 12th, Fr. Rafael traveled with Sr. Reme and all of the novices to Zaragoza in order to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of the Pillar, the patroness of Spain. As none of the novices are originally from Spain, it was a great oppurtunity to get to know Spain’s religious culture better.
Home of the Mother, took possession of Sts. Dionysius and Pancracius Parish in Valencia, Spain. The Archbishop of the dioceses, Archbishop Carlos Osoro Sierra, entrusted the parish to the Servant Brothers of the Home of the Mother and has placed Fr. Jose Javier Martins de Passos, SHM, as the head of the beforementioned parish.
This weekend, the community of Servant Sisters in Rome – Sr. Maria Luisa, Sr. Gema, Sr. Laura, Sr. Caitlin, and Bailey – headed out to Monte Vidon Combatte, which is located in the province of Ascoli Piceno, Italy, in order to get together with other members of the Home of the Mother.