Every 7th of each month, as scheduled, at the Sanctuary Our Lady of the Candles – Dr. Jose Gregorio Hernandez, a Mass was held to promote the cause of beatification and canonization of the Servant of God Maria Esperanza Medrano Bianchini, visionary and messenger of Our Lady Reconciler of All Peoples and Nations, also known as Our Lady of Betania; this time on March 7th, 2021.
The Holy Eucharist was celebrated by Fr. Jesus Avila, Parish Vicar of Our Lady of the Candles. The Betania Choir accompanied Mass with its music. Father urged to be filled with the zeal that burns in the Heart of the Lord, leaving behind what delays conversion, while embracing the renewing doctrine that Jesus proclaimed.
The eldest of her daughters, Mrs. Maria Inmaculada Bianchini Gentile, after giving a brief profile of her mother, explained that her life was centered on three great virtues: Impeccable faith in the Lord and his Word, great hope with full confidence in the promises of the Father and great charity expressed to all who crossed her path, throughout her life.
The youngest of her daughters, Mrs. Maria del Carmen Bianchini Leon, commented that her mother “since she was a child, was a person of deep prayer, which led her to fulfill the will of God, with daily Mass, confession and by praying the Rosary. She loved the Church, the Holy Father, priests and nuns”. She also referred to her as a tireless worker for family unity, and for its reconstruction, and ended by saying: “Pray to my mother for your families, for your needs, for all those things that you hold in your hearts, for I know that she will listen to you and present your intentions before Our Lady and Our Lord.”
Mr. Juan Carlos Leon, husband of Mrs. Maria del Carmen, referred to the Servant of God as a living example of surrendering to spiritual life, to show a clear and direct path leading to meet with the Lord: “She taught us to reconcile with ourselves, with God, with our family and friends, and thus achieve the reconciliation of society, as to obtain the long-awaited peace and social justice that we all desire. […]. Let us ask her, then, with devotion for her intercession and, as an example of a life dedicated to her family, let us strive to strengthen brotherly bonds with our relatives, always based on Christian and Catholic values, accompanying our Holy Church.”