A Sacred Site of Prayer and Pilgrimage
On April 19, 1979, Maria Esperanza created the Betania Foundation, a lay movement destines to evangelize, educate youth, develope the well-being of society, foster family life, and promote social justice. The ultimate purpose of the Foundation is by "loving one another", with the motto. "Shielded in faith to work for a better tomorrow."
All Saints Day
All Saints' Day, also known as All Hallows, Solemnity of All Saints, or Feast of All Saints) is a solemnity celebrated on 1 November by the Catholic Church.
The Swiss Guard
They are the oldest standing army in the world formed in 1506 by Pope Julius II. They may not look it, but the Swiss guards are lean, mean, protective machines. Their ultimate goal is to be ready to lay down their lives in defense of the Pope.
You are about to hear an intriguing account of 1 of the 130 most revered bodyguards in Italy, who took this oath of the Swiss Guard:
"I swear to faithfully, honestly, and honorably serve the supreme pontiff and his legitimate successors, and to dedicate myself to them with all my strength, ready to sacrifice, should it become necessary, even my own life for them
On March 25th 1984, The Mother of Christ appeared to her and 150 people Finca, Betania, Venezuela, under the title of "Mary, Virgin and Mother, Reconciler of all Peoples and Nations," The Church approved these apparations in 1987. After the apparations in Betania, Maria Esperanza spread the message of love, reconciliation and family unity throughout the world through conferances, dialogs and presentations. After suffering Parkinson's disease, she gave her soul to the Lord in New Jersey on August the 7th 2004 at the age of 75.
Filmed Live at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Kenner, Louisiana