At the beginning of the 60s, Francisco Jose Gomez of this Arga ( Kiko Arga it) was, according to the same account, an inspiration of the Virgin Mary that would have called the ‘communities as the Holy Family of Nazareth. “
He dedicated himself to the evangelization of the poor areas of Palomeras Highlands, where the majority were Roma, in the outskirts of Madrid. There he met Carmen Hernandez and from 1964 to 1967 worked together, living among homeless and prostitutes. Besides the direct evangelization and care of these people, meditating on the Bible and the liturgy.
The archbishop of Madrid, Archbishop Casimiro Morcillo invite them to work in some parishes of the city and also in Zamora. The experience served to deepen the value of baptism and the maturing of faith in people they were preaching.
In 1968 were also invited to work in Rome by Msgr. Dino Torreggiani. Moved to the suburbs of Borghetto Latino and began their talks in the parish of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament and the Canadian Martyrs in Nomentano. Hence charisma was expanding to other places in the world.
In April 1970, in Majadahonda, and it Arga Hernandez and other officials and priests gathered to reflect on the identity of the communities that were emerging in the parishes. There were defined the key elements of their methodology and charisma Apostolico.
In 1974, after a period of two years of study and revision, the Congregation for Divine Worship published in its official magazine, a brief note Praeclarum exemplar of appreciating the works Neocatechumenal communities. In the years that followed, a request of the same congregation, was chosen the name “Neocatechumenal Way” on other proposed names, ie Baptismal Post-catechumenate.
On June 29, 2002 came the first recognition of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, with the approval experimentum ad, for a period of five years of the Statute of the Neocatechumenal Way .
For the Feast of Pentecost 2008 (May 11) was confirmed in the Holy See approved the “final” of the statutes by the Pontifical Council for the Laity and June 13 of that year the President of the Vatican, Cardinal . Rylko delivered the decree of approval together with the Statute of the initiators Way: Kiko Arguello and Carmen Hernandez together with Fr Mario P. This was a very important day in the history of the Neocatechumenal Way. On January 11, 2009 Pope Benedict XVI received in St. Peter’s Basilica Vatican at the beginning of this “Way” with whom the first communities of Rome held a grand 40 years of existence of such Itimerario, this Celebration Pope thanked God for this Church relidad by these results given in more than 40 years, this meeting also served as a celebration for sending the first “Mission Communities” that will make life in different areas and cities descristianizadas the World Mission Ad Gentes of Vatican II. This was also a day of true celebration for the members of the road.
In Rwanda, in October 1994, Father Justin Furaha and dozens of other people, including priests, nuns and lay people who belonged to the road, were killed during the Rwandan genocide on Christians who belonged to the Tutsi ethnic group. Every year at the beginning of the school year performing together.


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