Intervention on Carmen Hernández by María Ascensión Romero
Speech by Kiko Argüello Good evening to all, Greetings to D. Carlos Osoro, Cardinal-Archbishop of Madrid. Cardinal D. Antonio María Rouco, Archbishop Emeritus of Madrid. Cardinal Paolo Romeo, Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo. To the archbishops, bishops and episcopal vicars present here. To the Mother General of the Missionary Sisters of Jesus Christ and her councilors: what a joy your presence gives us in this event, sisters! To the Rector of
“My Jesus, lead me to your holiness.” “You lead me to holiness.” (“Diarios 1979-1981”, n. 85; n.199) On December 4, 2022, an “Act” of special intensity and significance for the whole Church took place in Madrid: the opening of the diocesan phase of the process of beatification and canonization of Carmen Hernández Barrera, co-initiator, together with Kiko Argüello, of that itinerary of Christian initiation called the Neocatechumenal Way. Opening of
Live broadcast Madrid (Spain), Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 18:00 hours (GMT+01:00) Archdiocese of Madrid Francisco de Vitoria University Sports Center. Presiding is Card. Carlos Osoro, Archbishop of Madrid. Actors of the Cause: Kiko Argüello, Fr. Mario Pezzi, Ascensión Romero, Family of Nazareth Foundations of Rome and Madrid. Postulator: Carlos Metola.
29/11/2021 – 18:30 h. (GMT +1) ROME (ITALY) 8/11/2021 – 19:00 h. (GMT +1) MADRID (Spain) VIMEO YOUTUBE
I am grateful to the Lord for this event, which seals a long path of rapprochement and friendship between the Neocatechumenal Way and the Hebrew people, which began with Carmen Hernández on her trip to Israel in 1963-64, and which has been promoted by the Declaration “Nostra Aetate” of the Second Vatican Council in 1965. The rediscovery of the roots of our elder brothers in the faith, favored by the
Carmen was born in Ólvega (Soria) on November 24th 1930 and spent her childhood in Tudela (Navarra). She felt the call to be a missionary from an early age, influenced by the spirit of Saint Francis Xavier. She graduated in chemistry from the University of Madrid. For some years she was a member of the “Missionaries of Christ Jesus” and studied theology in Valencia. In 1964, she joined Kiko Argüello