Today Saturday, May 15, the Superior General of Hermanas Hospitalarias, Sr. ANABELA MOREIRA G. CARNEIRO, presided over the inauguration ceremony of the remodeling of the Museum of Ciempozuelos.
Sister Anabela Carneiro has been accompanied by the Bishop of Getafe, Monsignor Ginés García Beltrán, the Mayor of Ciempozuelos, Mrs. Raquel Jimeno, the General secretary of the Edades del Hombre Foundation, Gonzalo Jiménez, and the Provincial Superior of the Province of Spain, Sister Matilde Porras, among other guests.
Vocation and Service
Under the title “Vocation and Service” this exhibition, conducted in a didactic and narrative way, is made up of five thematic blocks that bring together original pieces related to the founders of the Congregation: San Benito Menni, María Josefa Recio and María Angustias Giménez, as well as of its hospitable mission, bringing us closer to the origin and meaning of the Institution. The thematic blocks are:
- Benito Menni, reformer and founder.
- María Josefa Recio and María Angustias Giménez, co-founders.
- Encounter with a full life: pray, work, suffer, suffer, love God and be silent.
- Encounter with people with mental illness: women in the 19th century.
- Daily encounter with Christ through prayer: celebration.
Among the objects that make up this collection, manuscripts of the founders and some of their personal objects and liturgical ornaments of the time stand out, which gives the attendees a sensory and spiritual experience that transports them to the first years of the Foundation, urged by the spirit of Hospitality that springs from the Gospel, from the hand of the Good Samaritan. In this way, the complex offers a charismatic journey of vocation and service, for the reason that it is IN and FOR the Church.
The musealization of the spaces located in the Mother House of the Congregation, aims to bring those who visit it closer to the history and charism of the Institution, as well as the care and pastoral work it carries out in the world.
The remodeling of the museum has been possible thanks to the collaboration of the Edades del Hombre Foundation (www.lasedades.es), an entity of recognized prestige for its careful exhibitions and its commitment to bring religious art closer to today’s society.