We now share with you an excerpt of a conversion story taken from the program: “Changing Tracks” from HM Television. You can also find other impacting conversion stories in the book: “Changing Tracks. From Darkness to Light.” Both can be accessed by visiting the following link: www.eukmamie.org
In the Footsteps of the Nazarene: The People of the Cross
Erbil is the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, where the Kurdistan Regional Government is based. It has become the Christian capital of Iraq since the Islamic State began taking the lives of Christians or forcing them to flee their homes in Mosul and Qaraqosh, two cities of ancient Christian tradition.
The Iraqi government, the Iraqi army with Peshmerga (the Kurdish armed forces), along with the coalition, are fighting against DAESH to stop its advances and reclaim certain cities.
H.M. Television has had the grace of being able to interview Monsignor Emil Nona, bishop of the Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle in Sidney, former Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul, Iraq from 2010 to 2015.
Part of the interview is taken from a conference held in the Parish of Saint Cajetan in Madrid and organized by the Catholic organization of Aid to the Church in Need.
Fr. José Francisco, ordained seven years ago, is currently the Pastor at Perales del Río, a small town in the Diocese of Getafe (Madrid).
Although they were originally from Seville, his family moved to Madrid for work. In this providential way, he found out about the seminary in Getafe, where he studied and was later ordained a priest. He went to Perales del Río to substitute the previous pastor who was ill and he has spent the last two and a half years there.
Massimo Gandolfini, age 62, is married and has seven adopted children and four grandchildren. In 1977, he earned a degree in Medicine and Surgery, specializing in Neurosurgery, Neurology and Psychiatry. He is currently Director of the Department of Neurosciences at the Institute for Clinical Health Care in Brescia (Italy), where he also serves as Primary Neurosurgeon. He is also the National Vice-President of the Association “Science and Life” and medical expert on neuroscience for the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
“What is urgently called for is a general mobilization of consciences.”
Fabio de Miguel, better known by his stage name, Fabio McNamara, was one of the initiators of the “Movida Madrileña” in the 80s. His influence in this movement was such that, years later, Pedro Almodóvar himself would comment: “We learned everything from Fabio.” This is his testimony, taken from the Spanish version of the program “Changing Tracks”, produced by H.M. Television. It is also available on the internet at eukmamie.org.
From Madrid nightlife to serving God
Elena de la Peña is a family doctor working in urgent care and primary attention in Madrid. She has had the opportunity to travel to Ecuador with the Home of the Mother on two occasions.
"My life changed at that moment. I realized that I needed to change certain things and I started taking things seriously."
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