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Get-together of the Home in the Basque Country

paisvasco1Get together of the Home of the Mother in Ondarroa, Vizcaya (Spain) January 23, 2016.

On January 23, 2016, the Laity of the Home of the Mother of the Basque Country had the opportunity to celebrate an unforgettable gathering in the beautiful monastery of Cenarruza-Ziortza (Bolivar-Bizkaia).

The get together was attended by, in addition to the Servant Sisters and the Servant Brothers of the Home of the Mother, many families and also many young people, some of which were from the confirmation groups.

The meeting began at 12:00 with some time to introduce ourselves, and then Father Jon Korta, a young Carmelite priest, celebrated the Eucharist. The homily was especially directed to the young people, who listened attentively to Father Jon’s words.

After the Mass, the spacious dining room became a variety buffet where we held the meal in a cozy, familiar atmosphere. In the afternoon, we prayed the Rosary and had time for confession with Fr. Korta and the Cistercian Priests of the Monastery of Ziortza (Bolivar).

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Thanks to the candidates, who took care of the little ones, and the Servant Brothers and Sisters, who met with the young and the adults were able to have an interesting catechesis with Sister Beatriz about the Ten Commandments, focusing on the first one: You will love God above all things.

We could not have fit more to this day, but still the echo of the graces received on this day resonates in our hearts and in the whatsapps:

- “Rewarding, wonderful and comforting," wrote Angel, from Vitoria."

- “It's been years since I’ve had such a good time and felt so comfortable.” (Patxi, de 13 años).

- “It’s amazing how the Lord moves the hearts”, said Beatriz.

And I believe that all of us who shared this day will agree with what Itziar wrote: "We thank the Lord and Our Mother for this wonderful day."

-By Cecilia Fernández Beitia, L.H.M.

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