KIKO’S MESSAGE TO THE NEOCATECHUMENAL COMMUNITIES Madrid December 31, 2022 Memorial of St. Sylvester, Pope Dear brothers, We have just received the news of the passing from this world to the Father of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. I remind you that, since he was Professor and then Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and then as Pope, we have always had a special gratitude and affection
Madrid, December 29, 2022 Dear Brothers, Pope Francis, at the General Audience last Wednesday, asked the Universal Church to raise prayers for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, whose health has declined in recent days. We, the brothers of the Neocatechumenal Way, unite ourselves to this petition. How much we have to thank Pope Benedict for his love for the Way, manifested on so many occasions! Let us pray together with Pope
Church of Fuentes de Carbonero A place for pilgrimage and celebration, a witness of the history that God makes with us. “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. Here we celebrated the Easter Vigil with the brothers of the shantytown and those of the first
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.
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.