By Martha Pezo-Marin
I am going to begin by explaining why I chose this title for this article. I had the grace of being able to visit with the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother in Spain. It just happened to be the month of May, the month dedicated to the Virgin Mary. We also celebrated Mother’s Day, which practically coincided with the commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. What an important event!
By Sister Emma Haynes, SHM
I know someone who suffers from poor health. For this person, something as simple as climbing up the stairs becomes a heroic act and, on occasion, nearly impossible to do. As this person prays the “Our Father” and “Hail Mary,” he climbs each stair with increasing difficulty. Sometimes he does not even know if he will make it to the top. When he arrives at the landing, he looks at a painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe that is before him and says to her with a childlike heart, “Well, Mom, here we are. We’ve arrived.”
By Sr. Ana Mª Cabezuelo S.H.M.
It is hard to believe that 22 years have already passed since that October 4th of 1994, when the Servant Sisters of the Home of the Mother opened our first community. It was the first time that a group of our Sisters, who had always lived together under the same roof, departed. It was a new and unforgettable experience.
We were the "miracle" that the pastor of the parish in Priego (Cuenca), Fr. Eusebio Buendía García, awaited.
Several years have passed since a group of ladies started volunteering to make pillows, dedicating their time and talent to the production of beautiful handmade objects that would be sold in the various flea markets held in their town. Rain or shine, no matter how much they sell, no matter how tired they are – no matter what, they are there.
By Félix Sánchez
“In this business, the values of have been clearly lived out. With them, the company has not only achieved bettering their economic situation, Catholic Social Doctrine but also has been able to achieve a family environment of trust and of spreading the Gospel.”
We Servant Priests and Brothers always wear our habit, a black cassock, as a sign of our consecration to God. I was calmly walking down the streets of Valencia, Spain at five o’clock in the afternoon when the following event happened to me.
By Br. Benjamin Fenlon, SHM
By Sister Paqui Morales, S.H.M.
How much are you worth? A lot! A ton! But this value does not depend on you, on what you have, on your capabilities. Jesus gave you this value. I am going to tell you how He allowed me to discover my true worth.
Luis Fernando Montoya is a soccer coach born in the town of Caldas, Colombia. He led the National Team in the First Division A Championships, earning second place in the second half of 2002. He also led the team “Once Caldas” to earn its second title in the history of Colombian professional soccer and win the Libertadores Cup in 2004. Today, he is a prominent figure in sports journalism in his country and serves as Professor of Sports Journalism at several universities.
A practicing Catholic with a tenacious will, he has been an example of the will to overcome and steadfast hope for Colombians, earning the title of the “Champion of Life”.
Seven years ago, he nearly lost his life in an attack in which he lost the ability to move from the neck down, but lost neither faith nor hope.
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