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Madrid to Lisbon (Brs)

On Monday October 18, Derek Laverty and Alberto Toutin visited the Martín de los Heros school in Madrid. The Director of the school, Luis Antonio Sacristán, accompanied them. They then met with the leadership team and the pastoral team. 
They also participated in a welcoming liturgy of the Cross for World Youth Day that is to be held in Lisbon in 2022. Several high school students from schools in the local area also participated.
On Tuesday 19 they traveled to Lisbon (Portugal), to visit Fr. João de Brito sscc - who has just turned 99. He is living with other retired priests in a residence in the Patriarchate of Lisbon. They also will meet with Fr. Lamberto van Agt, sscc.
Alberto and Derek also met with Igor Rodrigues -a lay man - who is in charge of Casa Damián, a project started in Catujal in 2013. 
This house welcomes boys and girls from 6 to 16 years old from Cape Verde, Angola, São Tomé, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau who need some medical treatment that they cannot have in their own countries. Their stay can range from several months to a number of years. During their time in Lisbon they also receive a school lessons, before returning to their countries. During the summer of last year, Ignacio Cervera and Juan de Dios Carretero - two young professed brothers from the Iberian province - came to stay there.
Later that evening Alberto and Derek met with some of the members of the secular branch, who also collaborate in the Casa Damián project.

For photos of the visit: https://bit.ly/3p9sGKc