• December 16, 2017

Happy 25th Birthday Fazenda do Natal!

Our Fazenda do Natal (Christmas Farm) in Brazil cel­e­brated its’ 25th Birthday this month! Fr Christian shares with us some of the high­lights:

We decided to invite more than 400 friends from all the neigh­boring vil­lages – it was a day full of joy! The day started with a beau­tiful per­for­mance by the young musi­cians of the Irmã Dulce Orchestra. Everyone pre­sent enjoyed this moment of beauty as we pre­pared our hearts for Holy Mass, which was presided over by our Bishop Dom Carlos Petrini. As we prayed together, there was an atmo­sphere of rev­er­ence and extraor­di­nary silence. After Mass we shared lunch, lis­tened to live music and songs from var­ious coun­tries per­formed by the vol­un­teers and con­se­crated mem­bers of Heart’s Home. The after­noon was full of excite­ment, with games for the kids and Bingo for the adults.

It was a gift to reflect together on these 25 years of pres­ence of the Fazenda do Natal – this place where so many people, whether living here or just vis­iting, have expe­ri­enced the ten­der­ness of the heart of God and the Compassion of our Mother Mary through prayer, life in common and shared love.

Here’s a short video of the day!

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