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
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.
God wanted me to find the church of Fuentes de Carbonero abandoned in 1965, when I was looking for a place of retreat and prayer. While I was walking through the Castilian plateau on a cloudy day, a ray of light illuminated the mica stones that abound in the area and suddenly everything was illuminated and I was very impressed: the church in the middle of that steppe was a true apparition. It was open and empty; it still had the altarpiece and some images; the sacristy with a wooden platform served as a place for me to sleep. I lived there for fifteen days, praying, alone and with great fruits. Seeing that it was a wonderful place, I retired there other times, living in solitude, fasting and praying and sleeping with my sleeping bag in the sacristy.
Since there was a river nearby, I decided to take the brothers of the shantytown with me for a few days in summer so that they could also have a vacation. We had a week of rest, communion and love. I was impressed that while all the houses in the village were destroyed, the only thing left standing in that abandoned village was the church, and a church full of poor people. I told the brothers from the shantytown to gather straw. They went to the field and each family prepared a bed with straw and blankets. It was exciting, like making a movie. Outside, all the houses were in ruins; inside, the church was full of poor people.
Il Foglio 12/9/2021 Our Lady of Arabia, a catholic cathedral in Bahrein Once upon a time there was Francis of Assisi, the poor one. Full of zeal for the gospel, he was preaching walking everywhere. He also went to the crusades, according to Thomas from Celano. He wanted to announce the love of God to the sultan to be murdered. He wanted to die as a martyr, as it happened