THE MONTHLY HOME VISIT IN THE USA
  The Holy Family Monthly Home Visit -MHV- offers a difficult but rewarding challenge to all contemporary Christian families. On the one hand, such a devotion encourages and nourishes the practice of the virtues assumed by Jesus, Mary , and Joseph as a family while, on the other, this daily experience leads to a fruitful and deepening appreciation of the presence of God in our lives with regard to Christian marriage and the family. Indeed: it is in Nazareth where each disciple family comes to discover its own identity and the meaning of its mission in the world as a vocation to love and the service of life.

          The MHV is an effective means for transforming each Christian family into a holy family and each home into a new Nazareth. It seeks to accomplish it by having each family receive into its own dwelling the traveling Holy Family Little Chapel. For the Pilgrim Chapel journeys from one home to another through the arrangement of different groups of families. Each family within each group keeps the Little Chapel for a given period of time agreed upon by the families in each group.

          Through the proper celebration of the Reception, Home Liturgy, and Farewell ceremonies, all family members are enabled to grow in their understanding of the Word and its practical application to their daily lives, experiencing within themselves through their daily fellowship of life, prayer and work, the profound truths and wholesome values which are contained in the mystery and the gospel of Nazareth.

          The actual origin of the MHV  is in fact somewhat obscure, for there is a little, if any, historical evidence as to exactly when, where, and how it made its first appearance. At the turn of the last century, it was lost amongst other devotions, but was fortunately rediscovered and enthusiastically embraced by the religious Congregation of the sons of the Holy Family, founded by Blessed Joseph Manyanet in 1864.

          These religious priests and brothers found it to be most appropriate and amenable for sharing their charism, that is, their family life apostolate in the Church and in the world by encouraging families to look toward Nazareth for inspiration and guidance, and to model their own individual and family lifestyles after the examples of God's own human Family, Jesus, Mary, and Joseph.


CORO DE LA MHV
CELADOR-A
1
The Holy Family from SANTA CRUZ (NM)
GERTRUDE BAROS
2
The Holy Family from FAIRVIEW NORTH (NM)
LYDIA LOPEZ
3
The Holy Family from FAIRVIEW (Group 10)
BERTHA R. MARTINEZ
4
The Holy Family from NORTH ROUTE (Espanola, NM)
PETE CHIELLO
5
The Holy Family from SOUTH ROUTE (Espanola, NM)
CANDIDO GURULE
6
The Holy Family from SANGRE DE CRISTO DE CUARTELES (NM)
ELOY MARTINEZ
7
The Holy Family from SOMBRILLO (NM)
MARY ALICE MOLINA
8
The Holy Family from St. ANNE CATHOLIC CHURCH (Santa Fe, NM)
ROSALIE TIPTON
9
The Holy Family from SAN ISIDRO (NM)
DEBBIE & SAM MONTOYA
10
The Holy Family from UPPER SANTO NI-O (NM)
MARY MONTOYA
11
The Holy Family from SANTO NI-O (NM)
THRESA SANCHEZ
12
The Holy Family from San PEDRO (NM)
MARY LOUISE BORREGO
13
The Holy Family from UPPER SAN PEDRO (NM)
NERI REYNOLS
14
The Holy Family from EL LLANO (NM)
ERNIE VELARDE
15
The Holy Family from ARROYO SECO (NM)
JOSIE MAESTAS
16
The Holy Family from SANTA TERESITA (NM)
BERNIE NARANJO
17
The Holy Family from LA PUEBLA (NM)
EPPI MARTINEZ
18
The Holy Family from LA MESILLA (Group 12)
MARY ELLEN REDMAN
19
The Holy Family from HOLY CROSS
BEL BECKER
20
The Holy Family from SAN PEDRO
DENISE MONTOYA
21
The Holy Family from EL SANTO NINO (La Jara, New MN)
TONY & EILEEN DURAN


Coro de la Sagrada Familia del Santo Niño,
from La Jara, New Mexico, USA.

Mass of the Holy Family and established Holy Family Coro,
Lent, 2001



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