This book was writen to help organize the formation of the movement which has grown very fast; aND unity in group becomes a challenge. We know that many ideas are excellent, but not always what God wants. Since 2011 I have been experiencing the emergence of the methodology for the group. At first it was a small circle where mothers shared everyday concerns, from simple to complex situations. During the group we prayed the rosary and we also taught how to pray at home and ask for protection for families AND THESE SITUATIONS. Time passed, the CIRCLE GREW and the bonds tighteNED. With the expansion of THE charisma, MORE people began to COME and there was a need to change the model OF ‘CHAIRS IN A CIRCLE’ to AN auditorium.
This was the smallest change, because with the arrival of the “newcomers” we had to start the basic catechesis again, which made those already in the group uncomfortable, because they found it unnecessary and without growth. With this, the formation for mothers, so that they could be prepared for personal, family and social changes.
Discovering one’s charisma was not simple. At the beginning we followed the directives of other movements, inviting preachers with diverse charisms to be with us in the group.
But little by little, God was directing the rosary methodology, formation, and prayer time so that many mothers could seek holiness.
As we study and apply our method to groups, we may realize that it is indeed a path that will lead us to a specific goal of restoring families through the power of prayer. Therefore, do not see this as a standardization but as an opportunity to experience our charism. We don’t want to stick to a scheme, but we want to grow in faith and the method has that function. The master himself, as we can see in the passage from Emmaus, uses a method to reach the hearts of the disciples and make their hearts burn. I hope this book will help us reach this goal and better experience our charism, as a clear source for you to seek to know the essence of the movement and to put into practice all that God wants for our lives.
God bless you all!
Angela Abdo Campos Ferreira
National and International Coordinator of the Mothers Praying for Children Movement