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DSCN1943For the weekend of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (December 5th to 8th), the Servant Brothers together with Fr. Higinio (a friend of the Home) arranged an encounter for boys, members of the Home of the Mother of the Youth. They met up on Saturday night in the "Santa Marta" House in Navalilla, Segovia.

100_0249Here is the latest news from our sisters in Priego (Sr. Ana María Cabezuelo, Sr. Christine, Sr. Bernadette and Sr. Rosi)

An man who, until a few months ago lived in the Sisters' home for the eldery, died on Sunday. As he was seriously ill, he had recently been moved to another residence. He died on Gaudete Sunday and we hope, in God's infinite mercy, that his encounter with the Lord has truly been joyful. He recieved the anointing of the sick before dying and we were able to pray the Divine Mercy chaplet with him several times.

On December 8th, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, the Servant Brothers of the Home of the Mother in Nicaragua travelled to San Salvador (in El Salvador) to attend the priestly ordination of three Salvadorans. Two of them, Manuel de Jesús Lozano Estrada and Marcos Tulio Portillo Peña, had been classmates of Fr. Jose Javier and Fr. Reinhard at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.

As December 6th was the Second Sunday of Advent this year, we could not celebrate the Mass for Saint Nicholas, the patron of our parish in Fabero, Spain. But, neither did we want this great saint to be completely forgotten. The children from the catechism classes preparing for their First Communion (in Spain, they are usually 4th-graders) enthusiastically prepared a little play that was shown before Sunday Mass that day.

On Sunday, December 6th, the Servant Sisters of Ave Maria, Florida went to Immokalee to sing Christmas Carols at the local market.  The people who live there are very poor and work hard. We wanted to bring them the joy of Baby Jesus' coming.

On the occasion of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, the Servant Sisters in Fabero held a meeting for catechists at our house, for prayer, discussion, and a cup of coffee.

A beautiful bouquet of flowers for Our Lady filled the afternoon with color.

vida3I suppose you are all wondering how we are getting on here in Belmonte, Spain. We continue to take care of the boarding school of Mary Immaculate. This year, the Community consists of: Sr. María, Sr. Estela, Sr. Megan and Sr. Hope. At the moment we also have two novices with us: Sr. Kelai and Sr. Ana María Lapeña. There are 21 girls in the school this year. We will tell you a bit about what we have been up to in these Castilian lands.

Inmaculada1From December 5th to 8th, we have had a wonderful get-together for girls in La Aldehuela, Getafe (Spain).

ernestoFr Rafael, in his visit to Chone, Ecuador, had the grace to baptize three beautiful babies and thus make them children of God:

DSC06216About 180 people got together for the Thanksgiving Retreat held from November 27th to 30th in Fruitland Park, FL, located between Ocala and Orlando, at "Camp Lake Geneva".

monroy2 The Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother became religion teachers to 800 students when, from November 16-20, they gave religion classes in "Cristóbal de Monroy" highschool.

pope1 What better way to begin Advent than with the Holy Father? On Saturday November 28th, the sisters in Rome went with a group of girls to the Basilica of St. Peter's to celebrate the First Vespers of Advent with Pope Benedict. The Servant Brothers also attended the ceremony with a group of boys.

viterbo1Yesterday, Sunday, November 22nd, the community of Servant Sisters in Rome went with a group of girls to the city of Viterbo, which is called the "City of Popes" because it was the Papal See for nearly 25 years.

cardinal-ruocoCardinal Antonio Maria Rouco Varela, Archbishop of Madrid, presented today at a press conference the new official website for World Youth Day 2011in Madrid. The Community of Servant Sisters in Getafe were present to record it and you will soon be able to watch the video on our site.

The official website of World Youth Day 2011 is: www.madrid11.com/en
At present it is only in Spanish.
On the front page of "multimedia"  the first video to appear is one produced by the Home of the Mother. The Servant Sisters of Getafe recorded the blessing of the new offices where all the organization of the World Youth Day will take place.

The Home of the Mother has also created its own website for WYD 2011:  www.madrid2011hm.org/en. You can find here testimonies of young people from the Home of the Mother who have participated in World Youth Days, videos, and all the information on the activities being organized by the Home for WYD Madrid 2011. Sign up now! {jcomments on}

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images14On Sunday, November 15th, a get-together for the families of the Home of the Mother from Ascoli Piceno, Italy, took place. The sisters from Rome: Sr. Kristen, Sr. Anna Riordan, Sr. Emma and Sr. María Luisa arrived there on Saturday evening.

A total of 4 families got together, some of whom are members of the Home, in the village of Monte Vidon Combatte. Those present were: Gioconda and Alfonso, Luciano and Maria, Giuliano and Rosella, and Angelo and Lydia.

We have had the first get-together in our house in Getafe, Madrid. Girls came from the parishes of Móstoles, Toledo, and Madrid. The girls were very happy and had a great time. We played with them, we prayed, we even had a festival, which we called "Maravillas", which was fun.

On the last weekend of October, an encounter of the Home took place in London, Canada. The sisters currently in the community of Ave Maria, Florida, flew to Detroit, Michigan, where they were picked up by Jaime Arturo, member of the HM Community of Adults, who took them to London.

Fam-Julio-y-NaryisDuring the visit of Father Rafael, Mother Ana and Sister Montse to our communities in Ecuador, around 160 people got together for an encounter in Playa Prieta. Most were members of the Home of the Mother and the encounter took place from November 21st to 22nd.

IMG_0056-copiaOn Saturday October 30th the first son of Giovanni Trident and Laura Gomez, members of the Home of the Mother, who were married in Rome last year, was born. The name they have chosen for him is Pablo. He weighed around 5.5 pounds and measured 19.3 inches. He and Laura are fine, they are now at home.

DSC_0047Quino and Monica, members of the Home of the Mother, have had their first child. Her name is Almudena and she will be baptized on December 12, feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. She was born on October 9th, and the whole family is very happy.

Monica has been a member of the Home of the Mother since 1997. She lived in the Home's residency for college students for several years and also spent some time in our house in Zurita, Cantabria, working for HM Television.

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