The get-togethers organized by the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother in Alcalá de Guardaría, in the south of Spain, continue to be a huge success. We do not know what the secret is that makes so many girls want to keep coming back to visit us in this special place, blessed by their Patroness, Our Lady of the Eagle, but we can always count on at least 50 girls showing up. Surprising, but true. This time, on March 17th, the birthday girl came. She decided that there was no better way to celebrate her birthday than in the company of so many good people.
We celebrated her 23rd birthday with a Spanish San Marcos cake, and thanks to all the details that the girls had thought of, at one point she exclaimed, “this is my best birthday ever!” This was all brought about thanks to the simplicity and joy that Our Lady always conveys with her pure gaze.
The Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother continue to work on the project begun by Fr. Francisco Sojos, the parish priest of Our Lady of Loreto, where the Servant Sisters work in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Their idea is to build a house for the Sisters in Cóndor, a part of the parish, along with a Home of the Mother residence for university students, and to build on to the chapel that already exists.
A year ago Sr. Clare was invited to partake in the exposition “Young Witness of the Faith, the Saints Next Door.”