2024 Annual Feast of the Royal Archconfraternity

- June 2nd.  2024 - On the last Sunday of May, the 26th, we joyfully celebrated the Annual Feast of our Archconfraternity in San Ginés. It was a very exciting day for all of us, and specially for the 16 new Brothers who have been joining our Court of Mary throughout the year. The baby José Carlos Miguel Arcángel joined us, who at four months old is the youngest Brother who accompanies us at the feet of the Virgin. It is without a doubt the Virgin, Mother of Beautiful Love, who continues to call different people to join her beloved Archconfraternity. It was a day of meeting with our Mother of Beautiful Love and with each other. And a special occasion in which our dear Lucía López Cabeza, previous President, who attended as every year, met our youngest Brother, baby José Carlos.

Nativity of the Virgin 2023

- Sep. 711h.  2023 - On Friday, September 8th., we joined, as in previous years, in the Cathedral with the Royal Slavery of Almudena and other Marian Confraternities in the celebration of the Nativity of our dear Mother. The ceremony began with the beautiful parade of the banners of the Confraternities present to the feet of the Virgin of Almudena. The reverence and affection with which the corridors of the Cathedral were walked was a sample of what each of us present carried in our hearts. The Dean of the Cathedral, Mr. Jorge Ávila, presided over the Eucharist. In which he stressed to us that the Virgin always exhorts us to "do what He tells us" and the importance of being in that disposition. By being close to Mary, She clears the way for us to reach Him and helps us know what He asks us to do. After finishing [...]

Feast of Las Viejas in Pozuelo de Alarcón

- June 7th.  2023 - In May, the Official Chronicler of Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid), Mrs. María Esperanza Morón, contacted our Brotherhood to highlight the old Confraternity of the Virgin of Beautiful Love that once existed in Pozuelo. On May 20 Dª Eulalia Martín attended as President to their “Feast of Viejas” in Pozuelo in the Church of the Assumption of Our Lady. The aforementioned old Confraternity had its headquarters in this church and its image of the Virgin of Beautiful Love is preserved there today, and honored in this “Festival of Viejas”. In this feast women go to the church dressed in manila shawls, as they did traditionally and honor the Virgin, with music, a procession and dances. This beautiful tradition continues to be maintained in the present. We hope to collaborate to reestablish the old Pozuelo Confraternity again.

2023 Annual Feast of the Royal Archconfraternity

- May 30th.  2023 - Since last year, the Governing Board has carried out inquiries into old files and documents in order to formally recover the name of this Archconfraternity. On May 28th., the last Sunday of the month dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the Annual Feast of the Royal Archconfraternity was held in the church of San Ginés. The Medal was imposed and formally welcomed to the 18 people who throughout the year have joined the Court of Mary. Among them the four children in the attached photograph. This year our Brotherhood has extended to Italy by the membership of three people residing in Rome, whom our Mother of Beautiful Love has brought here. It was a celebration marked by the joy that brothers feel when they gather around their Mother. We could feel her motherly presence and her happiness in having us together there in her honor. We [...]

Recovery of the old name of our Archconfraternity

- May 23rd.  2022 - Since last year, the Governing Board has carried out inquiries into old files and documents in order to formally recover the name of this Archconfraternity. In March 2023, the Archbishopric of Madrid has given the go-ahead to the change of name from the "Royal Archconfraternity of the Virgin Mother of Beautiful Love, Court of Mary" to its previous and historic name: “Royal and Illustrious and Primitive Archconfraternity of the Court of Mary, Queen of All Saints and Mother of Beautiful Love” This name highlights the characteristic of "Primitive", and how it spread throughout Spain, being the origin of many current Brotherhoods scattered throughout our country. The recovery of our historical name does not detract from the most relevant aspect of our Archconfraternity, which is the fact that since its founding in 1839 it has endured over time with the same initial charisma with which it [...]

Celebration of the Nativity in the Cathedral of Madrid

- Sep 10th.  2022 - On September 8th. a group of our Brothers joined the celebration of the Nativity of the Virgin in the Almudena’s Cathedral in Madrid. The Confraternity of the Royal Slavery of La Almudena, turns the celebration of its annual festival into a precious opportunity to gather before the Virgin all the Confraternities and Brotherhoods of Madrid and surroundings, to show Her all the love and devotion, with our presence and with the parade of banners towards the Virgen of the Almudena. The Eucharist was officiated by the Cardinal Archbishop of Madrid, Emmo. Mr. D. Carlos Osoro, who reflected on the divine motherhood of the Virgin Mary after her "yes" to God, and how at the foot of the Cross, it was her Son, God himself, who made her the Mother of all of us, expanding her motherhood so that it reaches each one of us today. [...]

2022 Annual Feast of the Royal Archconfraternity

- 30 May 2022 - On May 29th., the last Sunday of the month dedicated to the Virgin Mary, the Annual Feast of the Royal Archconfraternity was celebrated in the church of San Ginés. And through the imposition of the Medal, the six new Brothers who have joined the Royal Archconfraternity throughout the year have been formally welcomed (three of them in the attached photograph). It is a joy, and our dear Mother of Beautiful Love lives it this way from Heaven, to see that her Archconfraternity grows and meets annually, with a peaceful joy that is noted every year on the day of the Celebration in her Honor. She knows each one of us personally, and with all her love She blesses us for having us all united in prayer to Her every day of the year. On May 31st., the day of the Virgin Mother of Beautiful Love, [...]

Visit to the Visitation Monastery in Valladolid

- 30 August 2021 - On August 23rd., a representation of the Governing Board of the Arch Confraternity visited the Sisters of the Visitation Monastery in Valladolid. As members of this Confraternity, they were given the Medal in a frame with our beloved Sacred Holder, the Virgin Mother of Beautiful Love. Since 1880 the membership of these cloistered Sisters to the Arch Confraternity is documented. It is a true blessing that the Sisters of the Visitation of this Monastery belong to it. It was a very endearing meeting in which experiences and history were shared, both from the Monastery and the Arch Confraternity. This visit has brought us closer and strengthened our union that, although separated in the distance and with such different ways of life, we are very united around our beloved Mother of Beautiful Love.

Imposition of Medals to new Brothers

- 3 June 2021 - A large group of Brothers have joined the Royal Arch Confraternity of the Virgin Mother of Beautiful Love at the end of 2019, during 2020 and in the first months of this year 2021. Last year, due to the Covid19 pandemic, the Medals could not be imposed, so a total of 22 new Brothers have received the imposition of their Medal at this year's Annual Celebration (some of them in the attached photograph). Twelve of them belong to the Mary Mother of Beautiful Love Parish of Villaverde Bajo, among which is its Parish Priest Mr. Carlos González Paniagua. Our dear Mother of Beautiful Love has joined this Parish and the Royal Arch Confraternity by by sharing our devotion to our beloved Mother of Beautiful Love. Mrs. Isabel Díaz Ayuso, President of the Autonomous Community of Madrid joined us last February. We are sure that the [...]

2021 Annual Celebration

- 31 May 2021 - Sunday, May 30 at 8:00 p.m. the Annual Celebration of our Royal Arch-Brotherhood has been held. The celebration has been marked by the great reigning joy to meet again around our Sacred Head, after not having been able to do so in 2020 and the hard months lived due to the Covid. Our Mother of Beautiful Love was honored with all devotion and affection in the Eucharist with prayer and music to honor her as She, the Queen of Heaven, deserves. The Medal was formally imposed on 22 new Brothers to which the Virgin Mother of Beautiful Love, the Governing Board and the rest of Brothers welcomed with much affection and satisfaction because the Royal Arch Brotherhood continues to grow in devotion and in number. The love for our Mother spreads through Madrid!

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