From October 16th to November 7th, 20 people (members of the Bianchini family and Betania Foundation) visited the headquarters of the Communities of Betania II (Medway, MA), V (Delrey, FL), X (Williamstown, NJ) and XVI (Vandalia, IL), a home for the elderly (Bethany Health Care in Framingham, MA) and three schools (St. Mary of the Hill Catholic School in Milton, St. Louis Catholic School in Lowell, both in MA , and Our Lady of Peace Parish in Williamstown, NJ) in order to share, by means of talks and the music of the Betania Choir, the message of hope, faith, reconciliation, brotherly unity and love that Mary, Reconciler of All Peoples and Nations gave through the Servant of God Maria Esperanza, in Betania of the Holy Waters. They also had the important opportunity to share with His Eminence, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, Archbishop of Boston in Our Lady of Help of Christians Church, in Newton, MA and with His Excellency, Bishop Thomas Paprocki, Bishop of Illinois in the 19th Conference of Our Sorrowful Mother’s Ministry in Vandalia, IL.
To live in the presence of God, for him and with him was one of the central themes of Mr. Geo Bianchini’s talks: “The Lord is always with us. The Lord is who gives us life. Keep answering the call Heaven is making: To be better, so sinners may convert, so there may be a banquet in Heaven due to their conversion.” Many people expressed they had experienced spiritual renewal and the desire to deepen their love for God and souls, after having participated in these conferences.
Likewise, Mr. Bianchini was very pleased to see the fruits of these four communities in regard to their solidarity, perseverance, service, and Eucharistic and prayer life.
In addition, another spiritual gift was to celebrate the birth of the new Community Betania XX, established in Brighton, Michigan, USA. Glory be to God for his designs!