“New Evangelization” Congress in the diocese of Getafe, Madrid (Spain), March 6 thru March 8, 2015.
The diocese of Getafe, as it advances to the 25th anniversary of its founding, wanted to celebrate this event with a new missionary push. One of the most important milestones this year has been the Diocesan Congress of New Evangelization which was held in the Cerro de Los Angeles (Getafe) from March 6th thru March 8th, 2015, and was attended by more than 3,000 people. During the Congress, innovative and effective experiences were presented for the transmission of the Gospel thru various presentations, formation workshops, prayer and testimonies of conversion. The organizers of the Congress arranged for 19 different movements and Catholic associations to provide information and reference material on their various activities and charisms. One of the movements that had the opportunity, or rather the privilege to make itself known at a booth, was the Home of the Mother.
On the morning of March 6th we arrived at the Cerro de Los Angeles with all our material: information on the Foundation EUK Mamie (www.eukmamie.org), on the Home of the Mother and its new website about the family (www.infofamilialibre.com) and various religious objects that we make at the Home (crosses, rosaries, etc…) to help support our different projects. A huge surprise awaited us: When we opened the doors of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus at the top of the hill, at the foot of the image of the Sacred Heart, to whom the Spanish nation is consecrated, we could see that the first booth that could be seen was ours. The booth was positioned in such a way that, when you opened the door of the Basilica, even unwillingly, you could see the image of the icon of the Home of the Mother that presided over it. Thanks to the position of our booth were able to speak to a lot of people about the Home of the Mother and its numerous apostolic initiatives. We also had the opportunity to meet very good people who live with great generosity their Christian vocation in very diverse ways.
There are many anecdotes to tell about this weekend, but there is no doubt that we have to highlight the great work done by the Laity of the Home of the Mother who were able to be present at our booth. We ask for your prayers so that the Home continues to be faithful to its identity and so that, through it, Our Mother will be able to reach the hearts of so many of her children and heal their wounds.