On Wednesday, May 30, the TV channel Popular TV Región de Murcia dedicated its program “Life with light” to the President of the Idente missionaries, Fr. Jesús Fernández. For thirty minutes, the presenter of the program, Luis Emilio Pascual, goes through the idente vocation of Fr. Jesús Fernández, who also talks about the person and the work of Fernando Rielo, Founder of the Idente missionaries, and of many experiences lived with him.
On the occasion of the thirteenth anniversary of the passing into our Heavenly Father arms of our beloved Founder, Fernando Rielo, on Saturday, December 9, a Mass of thanksgiving was celebrated in the parish of San Agustín, in Palma de Mallorca.
The celebration was presided by our dear Bishop Sebastià Taltavull i Anglada, and concelebrated by our dear brothers José Mª López Sevillano, on behalf of the President of the Idente missionaries, as well as Francisco Gallo, parish priest of San Agustín.
From Madrid as well, our beloved sister Lourdes Grosso García, provincial superior of Castilla, had moved to Mallorca.
The Eucharistic celebration was attended, in addition to the community of idente missionaries of Palma de Mallorca and the members of the Idente Family and Idente Youth, by the young people and children of the Confirmation and Communion catechesis and parishioners of the parishes of San Agustín and Sta. Brígida, administered by our Institution.
The Mass was very participative in songs, readings, offerings … as well as in the decoration of the temple, which already had for the occasion an impressive Christmas tree.
At the end of the Eucharist, the Bishop, who has just taken possession of the diocese only two weeks ago, was able to greet all those present in an atmosphere of great cordiality. Later, he was invited to the parish residence where he had a dinner with the whole community of missionaries of common life, in an atmosphere of great familiarity and intimacy.
Delegations of idente missionaries, idente family and Idente Youth from all over Italy have met in Rome to celebrate the thirteenth anniversary of the passing into heaven of Fernando Rielo Pardal, Founder of the women and men idente missionary. The events began on Friday, December 8, the day on which the national Idente youth meeting and the Motus Christi for young people began, while missionaries and friends of the idente family came to the house per ferie Enrico de Ossò, very close of the Presidency of the Institute.
The most intense day was Saturday, December 9, because after breakfast all the groups moved to the Farnese cinema, in the heart of Rome, to attend the screening of the film “Siate santi”, by Catherine Mc Gilvray and Renato Spaventa. It is a documentary about the idente charism, that has the richness of being told by the Founder himself. Therefore, it gathers abundant archival images of Fernando Rielo, explaining the nuclear aspects of the charism, which reflects the intensity of his filial experience with the heavenly Father and the passion with which he undertook the mission of Christ to preach the Gospel. The attending audience lived with emotion this cinematographic session, whose great technical level collaborated with the commotion that in itself produced the prayer and the tears of a founder, that the film gathers with mastery.
After that, the Eucharist commemorating the passing of Fernando Rielo into heaven, was celebrated in the beautiful Basilica of Sant’Andrea della Valle, presided by His Excellency Angelo De Donatis, Vicar of His Holiness for the Diocese of Rome, and concelebrated by the president of the Institute Id, Fr. Jesús Fernández, by the Superior General of the Theatines, regents of the basilica, as well as by priests from all over Italy. Priests and seminarians of various nationalities, who were friends of the Id Institute gathered there.
The joy and familiarity of the Vicar marked the celebration, which highlighted the missionary spirit of Fernando Rielo and read with visible emotion two quotes from him: one in which he expresses that the essence of the mission is the intimate relationship of the missionary with the Holy Trinity and the other in which he urges to elevate holiness to the category of mission, unique and essential to the consecrated.
After a lunch in the family atmosphere created from the beginning, there was a claustro or spiritual lesson commemorating the date, given by Fr. Jesús Fernández, who recalled the keys to living as authentic children of God, especially the openness of the heart to the grace and passionate love of a celestial Father who moves away from all sadness and envelops us in a continuous spiritual joy.
The day ended with an Athenaeum, an artistic evening in which the different groups expressed with generosity and affection their aspiration to holiness and to be authentic in the idente charism.
From Saturday night and Sunday morning, the delegations started their return to their cities and provinces. The anointing touch produced by having shared the joy of the idente charism was visible in everyone, as well as the commitment involved in expanding it to so many people from all the Italian foundations.
On December 6, the date of the passing to heaven of Fernando Rielo, thirteen years ago in New York, it was an intense day for the idente community of Madrid and Spain, as several events were held to recall the Founder of the Id Institute of Christ the Redeemer, Idente Missionaries. It began at 4:00 pm with the screening of the documentary “Be saints. The idente charism ” by Catherine Mc Gilvray, which took place in the Assembly Hall of the Conciliar Seminary of Madrid, with the assistance of the Cardinal Archbishop of Madrid, His Excellency Carlos Osoro Sierra, who would preside over the mass and who wanted to know more closely about the person and work of Fernando Rielo.
Later, at 6:00 pm, the solemn mass was celebrated in the Cathedral of Santa María la Real de la Almudena, concelebrated by the president of the Id Institute, Fr. Jesús Fernández Hernández, and by idente priests from all over Spain. In his beautiful homily, Cardinal Osoro highlighted the intellectual and humanist work of Fernando Rielo, as well as his deep spirituality and said that the religious Institute founded by him is very necessary for today’s society.
Representatives of the foundations of all Spain gathered at this celebration, as well as delegations of the foundations where Fernando Rielo has left his charism imprinted: Idente Family, Idente Youth, students of the Distance Modality of the Universidad Técnica Particular of Loja (Ecuador), among others.
After the Holy Mass, all went to visit the remains of Fernando Rielo, who are in the Neo-Romanesque Crypt of the Cathedral, where they prayed the trisagio idente, an endearing act that was also attended by the Cardinal Archbishop Carlos Osoro.
Holy Mass on the occasion of the twelfth anniversary of the transit of Fernando Rielo in New York, Cathedral of Sant’Patrick (2 december 2016).
Video with a part of the spiritual lesson given by Fr. Jesús Fernández, President of the Institute Id of Christ the Redeemer Idente missionaries, on the occasion of the 58th Anniversary of Foundation. The event was on June 29, 2017 in the Presidency of the Institute Id, in Rome.
En este mes mariano, publicamos la conferencia “La Cátedra de María”, de María del Carmen García Viyuela, Superiora General de las misioneras identes, que impartió el 13-5-2010 en Loja (Ecuador) en el congreso internacional “Latinoamérica siglo XXI: Raíces marianas”. Fue organizado por la Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, administrada por el Instituto Id de Cristo Redentor, misioneras y misioneros identes, y asistieron cerca de mil participantes de toda América del Sur, Centroamérica, México, Estados Unidos y Europa.
In homage to Fernando Rielo, Founder of the Idente missionaries, for his onomastics (May 30, San Fernando) we published the interview that TVE-2 made to Luis Casasús, General Superior of the Idente missionaries. In it, he makes a synthetic and substantial journey through the fundamental characteristics of the spiritual personality of Fernando Rielo and of the work founded by him.
El pasado 28 de marzo se presentó en el Ateneo de Cádiz el libro póstumo de Fernando Rielo: “Cristo hoy. El criterio de credibilidad y el don de la fe”. El acto corrió a cargo de Juana Sánchez-Gey Venegas, profesora titular de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid y Procuradora General de las misioneras identes, además de gaditana. También intervino introduciendo a la conferenciante Eloísa Marín Fernández.
La profesora Juana Sánchez-Gey habló del origen del contenido del libro, que fueron unas conferencias impartidas por Fernando Rielo en varias universidades españolas en el año 1977 sobre el don de la fe. Destacó la original forma en la que el autor presenta a Cristo ante un auditorio contemporáneo, invitando a descubrir la relación personal del ser humano con Dios, y de qué manera actúa. En este sentido Fernando Rielo invita a adentrarse en la vivencia de la unión mística, que junto con el gozo, asume el dolor y hace suyo el mandamiento del amor dado por Cristo.
Al finalizar el acto hubo un ameno coloquio, comentarios y agradecimientos, que dejaron palpable un gran interés por parte del público.