|Cause for the Canonization of Venerable Baltasar Pardal Vidal||
What He Founded?
Being immersed in the neighborhood of Atocha and feel the shortcomings of all kinds which had among its inhabitants, begins to dream of making a big play where fit every child in the neighborhood and where you can receive all kinds of attention.
At the same time, you also dreaming to liberate women from the servitude and marginalization to which was subject... Thus born the schools of the LA GRANDE OBRA DE ATOCHA, and later, the SECULAR Institute "Daughters of the NATIVITY of Mary".
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Where He Founded?
It all started in a slum in the city of La Coruña and at the beginning of the 20th century, more specifically in 1913.
Had been appointed Coadjutor of the parish of S. Nicholas and, in this parish, there was a small chapel lifted in honor to the VIRGEN DE ATOCHA (the BRUNETTE), and D. Baltasar given the task of addressing the Catechism of girls in this Chapel.
On the spot, it will raise LA GRANDE OBRA DE ATOCHA and called big because — as he himself said, "is called"big"because it is the children and the poor, because it came from nothing to remedy the great needs of the neighborhood, and because it is God 's".
Purpose of his Foundations
Don Baltasar was very clear what God was asking. Every day more grew his love for the EUCHARIST, his delicate and fervent devotion to Mary, his ardent desire to make known these two love to all those who had contact with him, his clear fondness for children, the poor of all and singles of the Earth who would like to "become like children of the Gospel".
His foundations had no other purpose but for God: his glory and the spread of his love for all men. Relying entirely on Divine PROVIDENCE, He give his body and soul to carry out the mission that the Holy Spirit was inspiring him. His life was an unconditional surrender to the will of God. There is a Word of his own in the front of the main entrance to The Chapel of La Grande Obra that says: "As long as a hungry and poor hungry people next to the Tabernacle in the Tabernacle, there will be no time in this work to think, talk, discuss or treat other interests than the EUCHARIST and the poor".
His desire to bring the message of Christ to all, makes cross the Atlantic and take his work and his Institute in URUGUAY and VENEZUELA.
PRAYER TO ASK FAVORS THROUGH THE INTERCESSION OF VENERABLE BALTASAR PARDAL VIDAL
Almighty God, You have endowed to your servant Baltasar, Priest, special gifts in teaching the Catechism, the Founder of the Le Grande Obra de Atocha, and Secular Institute Daughters of the Nativity of Mary. Glorify your servant who devoted his life to serving the least, and the education of children and youth. Make us, like him, in witnessing an ardent love for the Eucharist, Mary, the Church, the poor, and dedicate joyful in proclaiming the Gospel. Grant us through his intercession the favor we ask. (Here mention your request) Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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