Beatification Cause Opened for Neocatechumenal Way Co-founder Carmen Hernández| National Catholic Register

The Archdiocese of Madrid has opened the beatification cause of Carmen Hernández, co-founder of the Neocatechumenal Way, who died five years ago at the age of 85. On the anniversary of the Spanish woman’s death on July 19, Cardinal Carlos Osoro, the archbishop of Madrid, offered Mass in the Cathedral of Santa María la Real de la Almudena. At the Mass, Hernández’s cause for beatification was officially opened, marking the start of the diocesan phase.  “Carmen wanted in her life to be a spokesperson for Jesus Christ,” Archbishop Osoro said in his homily. “How many times do we hear from her own lips that what man needs most is to love with the love of Christ himself and to experience the love of the Lord.” Hernández, who died in 2016, founded the Neocatechumenal Way together with Kiko Argüello in Spain in 1964. The ecclesial movement draws its inspiration from the practices of the early Catholic Church, providing “post-baptismal” Christian formation in some 40,000 small, parish-based communities.

Beatification Cause Opened for Neocatechumenal Way Co-founder Carmen Hernández| National Catholic Register

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