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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.

Two weeks after the foundation of Lumezzane, three Servant Sisters, Sister Beatriz Liaño, Sister Sonia Moset and Sister Grace Silao arrived at Getafe, Spain, to found another community.

vida2A U.S. Pro-Life initiative called "40 days for Life" took place from September 23rd to November 1st. During this time prayer vigils were held in front of various abortion clinics, praying and fasting for an end to abortion.

On the 26th of September, "40 Days for Life" was opened in Jacksonville, Florida, with a Eucharistic celebration presided by Bishop Victor Galeone. After the Holy Mass offered for the unborn, there was a procession with the Blessed Sacrament from Assumption parish, where the Servants Sisters are currently working, towards a pro-life center to help women, which is providentially located next to an abortion clinic.

On September 26, 2009 in the Cathedral of Cuenca, Spain, Brother José Javier Martíns de Passos and Brother Reinhard Fuchsluger, Servant Brothers of the Home of the Mother, were ordained priests by Bishop José María Yanguas. The first of the two is Spanish and the second Austrian. Both of them entered the Servant Brothers in 2001.

On September 13, 2009, a new community of Servant Sisters was founded in Lumezzane, a village in the province of Brescia, northern Italy.

noticia-1-1The World Youth Day Cross, an initiative of Pope John Paul II, which is now on tour in Ecuador, was recently in our Province of Manabi. On December 18th, we received it in Chone. We had our first encounter with it at the local University “Eloy Alfaro.” We were allowed to use the university auditorium and there, we hoisted the Cross which would preside the event held with students from the university and from “Santa Mariana de Jesus” School, who had the cross at their school in the morning hours, prior to its arrival at the university, at 4pm.

H Clare con MargaretOn September 1st, Margaret Crockett, Sr. Clare’s mother, passed away after several months of illness.

Sister Clare

Hermana Clare

On the Official Guayaquil Archdiocese Radio Station

On «¡Joven, levántate!» on Radio Santiago youth members and sisters gathered around the microphones to speak about Sr. Clare.

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