A long awaited day
On Sunday, October 27, in Lo Barnechea, a Mass was celebrated in Commemoration of the 6th Anniversary of Fr. Ignacio's Passover and then the Blessing of the newly remodeled Foundation House took place. Memorable moments were lived with the important presence of 80 Guides, mostly brothers from Brazil, also from Ecuador, Colombia, Chile and Mexico, including TOV International Coordination and the Board of the Foundation, who traveled to Santiago to share the celebration, despite the unstable situation that You live right now in the country. Hosts were the National Coordination Guides of North Chile and the TOVPIL Foundation Team.
The Mass was concelebrated by the Deacon and TOV Guide, Antonio Ríos, and the Provincial of the Capuchins of Chile, Fray Miguel Angel Ariz, OFM Cap, who reached the heart of the concurrence with his homily and then in memorable words blessed the house as a place of prayer and encounter.
It was also, the place and day chosen by the Brazil ANB 2 Coordination, to deliver the Certificate of Emeritus Guide to two of his beloved Guides, the simple ceremony was lived with great emotion, especially because the two Guides were not aware of this happy occurrence of their Coordination.
Next, an audio was heard with the voice of Father Ignacio, called, This is your home, with the words he pronounced at the inauguration of the Oratory of the house, in 2011 and that are still as valid as then.
María Eugenia Toro, gave a warm greeting to those present, and then spoke, on behalf of the TOVPIL Foundation Team, the Executive Director, Verónica Gutiérrez, who thanked the help received from so many people and PLW Guides that made it possible to reach this moment, as well as the Massarco Constructors Management and his people; she concluded her words, making an enthusiastic call to the PLW Guides to make possible the dream of Father Ignacio, to make the place where he lived, a living center, where lectures and conferences are given to give life and hope to the people of God.
The activity concluded by singing the song, Pregonero de Esperanza, with the images of Father Ignacio on the screen that were a beautiful memory of one who is Always Present in the life of TOV and its Guides. With a cheerful spirit, the fraternal gathering followed, where the joy and excitement of the encounter reigned in such a special and blessed place.
Shalom, we are waiting for you with open arms!
TOVPIL Foundation 2019