|Mari Carmen Perochena, consecrated woman of Regnum Christi|
Greenville, USA, June 7, 2007. On Thursday, May 10, 2007,
Mari Carmen Perochena, consecrated woman of Regnum Christi, went to
the house of the Father after almost two years of
being terminally ill.
She passed away in Greenville, USA, where
she was a formator and professor in the formation center
of the consecrated women of Regnum Christi. In her last
moments, she was surrounded by some of her sisters, her
mother and many other consecrated women who had taken care
of her during her sickness.
Mari Carmen was born on
February 10, 1948 in Mexico City, the forth child in
a Christian family of twelve children. She completed her studies
in the school of the Sacred Heart and then began
a career in psychology in the newly inaugurated Anahuac University.
Mari Carmen was the first young woman who was personally
invited by our Founder to consecrate her life to Christ
within the Regnum Christi movement.
|Mari Carmen Perochena with, the Holy Father, John Paul II|
She began this adventure
in Dublin, Ireland, where she met the first consecrated women
in Regnum Christi. She was consecrated during the Easter Vigil
on April 1, 1972. Not much later, she took on
the role as director of the center up until February
1982, when she left to direct the Everest school in
Madrid. In 1989, she studied in Rome her licentiate in
theology, specializing in marriage and family. In 1991, she went
to Rhode Island, USA, to act as director and formator
in the formation center of the consecrated women.
to 2001, she went to Monterrey as professor in the
formation center. Afterwards, she went to work in Atlanta from
2001 - 2002, working in the Movement´s pastoral activities. Finally,
she returned to Greenville, Rhode Island, as a formation assistant
and professor, a work that she committed herself to up
until the last months of her life.
Whoever knew Mari
|Whoever knew Mari Carmen remembers her as a person distinguished for her joy|
Carmen remembers her as a person distinguished for her joy
and positive spirit. She knew how to transmit her faith
with much simplicity and depth, even in the last months
of her illness. She was a woman who lived Christian
charity with spiritual and human finesse, always thinking about others.
she rest in peace!
Some of Mari Carmen’s companions wanted
to share their experiences with this exceptional woman. We invite
you to read the testimonies of Amy LeBlanc, Cassandra Wolfe and Melicia Antonio.
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