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The Home of the Mother of the Youth

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The Home of the Mother of the Youth is a group of Christian youth that has begun in the Church and is at her service. Their goal is to follow Jesus Christ and fulfill their three missions:the Defense of the Eucharist, the Defense of the Honor of Our Mother, especially in the privilege of her virginity and the conquest of the youth for Jesus Christ.

Brief History of the HMY

On the 29th of July, 1982, six girls began the youth group called the Home of the Mother of the Youth whilst on apilgrimage directed by the Founder of the Home, Fr. Rafael Alonso Reymundo, a diocesan priest.

A year later, on the 27th of December, 1983, the male branch of the HMY was born.

By the express desire of the founder, these two branches were commenced before the tomb of the Apostle St. Peter in Rome, in order to manifest in this way that the work of the Home of the Mother must be based on the obedience to the Pope and to all the bishops in communion with him.

COMMITMENTS

There are three levels of commitment in the HMY: Apprentices, Experts and Veterans.

These commitments are common to all the members of the Home of the Mother:
- To pray the Angelus every morning and the daily Consecration to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Immaculate Heart of Mary with the formulas that are proper to the Association.
- A spiritual life, virtues and apostolate according to one's state of life and level of commitment.
- Confession at least once a month.
- A five minute examination of conscience and prayer of the three Hail Marys and Hail Holy Queen before going to bed.
- Making known to others the richness of one's life by apostolate.
- To receive the imposition of the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel as soon as possible if it hasn't already been received.

I. Apprentice

The Apprentices of the Home are an immensely valuable group for the integral formation of children.

All those who make the commitment of Apprentice belong to the group of Apprentices. They make their commitment every month with this prayer:

Commitments:

Every day: 
- To visit Jesus in the Tabernacle for five minutes, reading a passage of the Gospels.  If this is not possible it can be substituted by five minutes of reflection before a crucifix or an image of the Blessed Virgin at home or in some quiet place.

Every week:
- To attend the meetings of Apprentices, or the chat organized for them.  Any other activity, no matter how pleasant, should be abandoned if possible, in order to fulfill these commitments.

Every month:
- To attend the Get-together of the Home, an excursion to the countryside or visit of interest to cities and towns, organized for the group of Apprentices.

Every year:
- To attend the summer activites of the Home of the Mother.

 

 

II. Experts


Commitments:

Every day: 
- At least a quarter of an hour of mental prayer and onemystery of the Rosary.
- At least a quarter of an hour of spiritual reading.

Every week: 
- To attend the meetings of Experts and Veterans or the chat organized for them.

Every month: 
- To visit every two weeks or at least once a month their spiritual guide.  Before choosing their spiritual guide they should procure the approval of the Superior General of the Servant Priests and Brothers or the Superior General of the Servant Sisters or someone delegated by them.
- They must attend activities programmed for them, such as: a trip to the countryside, visits of interest to cities, charity services towards needy brothers and sisters, apostolic works, get-togethers, retreats...

Every year:
- To attend the four-day retreat of Spiritual Exercises in silence.
- To attend, if possible, the other activities organized by the Home of the Mother such as the Holy Week Encounter and summer activities.

 

III. Veterans


Commitments:

Every day:
- At least half of an hour of prayer, Mass and communion. 
- At least a quarter of an hour of spiritual reading and the Rosary.

Every week:
- To attend the meetings of Experts and Veterans or the chat organized for them.

Every month: 
- To visit every two weeks or at least once a month their spiritual guide.  Before choosing their spiritual guide they should procure the approval of the Superior General of the Servant Priests and Brothers or the Superior General of the Servant Sisters or someone delegated by them.
- They must attend activities programmed for them, such as: a trip to the countryside, visits of interest to cities, charity services towards needy brothers and sisters, apostolic works, get-togethers, retreats...

Every year:
- To attend the four-day retreat of Spiritual Exercises in silence.
- To attend, if possible, the other activities organized by the Home of the Mother such as the Holy Week Encounter and summer activities.

-  The Veteran must strive to cultivate the virtues, especially those that are seen most necessary at his or her stage of life.  S/he will cultivate especially humility and patience, charity and chastity, diligence and temperance.

-  S/he must perfect himself/herself in the innate qualities s/he possesses to put them at the service of God and of other young people.

FORMULA OF COMMITMENT FOR THE YOUTH OF THE H. M.compromisos

Our Father,
I…………., trusting in the power of the grace of Jesus Christ, consecrate myself to you, in the Home of the Mother of the Youth,  as an…...…., for one year.  I wish to participate  as a member of the gift that Your Son wishes to make to His Mother.  And I surrender myself totally to Her.  May my thoughts, my wishes and my acts be always for your glory and praise.  I wish to be all, only and always Mary´s.
Help me in my weakness  so that I may be worthy of your trust.  Amen.

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