A response to the spirituality of the Servant of God Maria Esperanza, messenger of Our Lady of Betania, who was a great and humble woman chosen by divine providence to spread a message of love, reconciliation and family unity
On January 31, 2010, 13 years ago, the messenger of Our Lady of Betania was declared Servant of God. Mr. Geo Bianchini, her widower, used to recall the importance of the message left by his wife: The formation of a new family, with new human beings who love each other, but especially who love God.
Fr. Gerardino Barracchini, Rector of the Sanctuary Our Lady of the Candles – Dr. Jose Gregorio Hernandez and Episcopal Vicar for Holiness, reflecting on the figure of the Servant of God Maria Esperanza, said that her life was an answer for those who sought God and found Him in her maternal care, which is also an “expression of holiness”. Every person who had contact with her, with no distinction at all, felt loved and heard, he stated. He also emphasized that today more than ever, the charisms of reconciliation and motherhood must be reconsidered and projected through the Servant of God Maria Esperanza.
Likewise, Fr. Juan Carlos Silva, Provincial Judicial Vicar and Parish Administrator of the Cathedral of Caracas, has declared that the Servant of God Maria Esperanza symbolizes family dignity – a sacred concept – and the image of God.
In response to this exhortation, on March 25, 2022, the Betania Foundation was erected as a Public Association of the Faithful Betania Spirituality Movement by His Eminence Cardinal Baltazar Porras. Thus, an alliance has been established with the Archdiocese of Caracas Family Pastoral. One of its purposes is for the Movement to have a task to give support to the local Church (apart from the support given to different pastorals, among them, the Liturgical and Maintenance Pastoral of the Sanctuary of Betania, and the support of the Betania Choir given to the Liturgical and Sacramental Pastoral, in the past 44 years). This alliance gave rise to the workshop: “School for the family and reconciliation.”
The workshop will be held on Saturdays, January 21 and 28, and February 4 and 11, 2023, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Sanctuary Our Lady of the Candles – Dr. Jose Gregorio Hernandez, under the direction of Fr. Gerardino Barracchini, Fr. Franklin Manrique, Psy. Carmen Emilia Behrens, Prof. Jose Luis Granados and Dr. Irma Florville. Registration is free and will be confirmed by calling: 0424-247-6929 and 0412-334-6995.