Strengthening Family Life in Caracas in the 21st Century

Saint John Paul II affirmed that, in God’s plan, family is a community of life and love

The Servant of God Maria Esperanza Medrano Bianchini, messenger of Our Lady Reconciler of All Peoples, was universally acknowledged as an exceptional wife, mother, grandmother and evangelizer, making her home a true domestic church, hence one of the charisms of Betania is family life. With the desire to propagate these concepts of love and evangelization in the family, with the consent of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Caracas, His Eminence Cardinal Baltazar Porras, the Family Pastoral of the Archdiocese of Caracas together with the Public Association of the Faithful Betania Spirituality Movement carried out their first workshop “School for the family and reconciliation”.

The workshop was held under the gaze of Blessed Jose Gregorio Hernandez, in the multiple-purpose room of the Sanctuary Our Lady of the Candles – Dr. Jose Gregorio Hernandez, on January 21 and 28, and February 4 and 11, 2023, under the direction of Fr. Gerardino Barracchini, Fr. Franklin Manrique, B.A.Com. Maria Coromoto Bianchini Marrero, B.A. Psychol. Carmen Emilia Behrens, Prof. Jose Luis Granados and LL.B. Irma Florville. Participants and organizers affirmed that the outcome exceeded their expectations. Given the success of this pilot test, the workshop will be given in other parishes of Caracas.