Saint Vincent de Paul has a new roundabout

[Province of España-Sur] On Wednesday April 18 the Marina Torre de Benagalbón School lived one of those moments that make history and that will undoubtedly be engraved in our hearts.

In the morning, the whole school; the community of sisters, teachers, workers from the Centre, students, families and neighbours, met at the roundabout next to our school to make a dream come true for all. From today the name of this roundabout will be that of the founder of the Vincentian Family, Saint Vincent de Paul. At the initiative of the Daughters of Charity, next to the emblematic olive tree, a sculpture of Saint Vincent is already looking at our school. It comes at the 401st birth year of the Vincentian charism and 50 years after the founding of the La Marina College.

It has been an honour to have been accompanied by Rincon de la Victoria’s mayor, Mr Francisco Salado, as well as councillor Rinconero, by neighbourhood associations, our Parish Priest, Agustín, who blessed the image. We would like to thank the sisters and the leadership teams of other Vincentian educational centres that have accompanied us.

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We thanked God that Sister Maria Aranda Escobar, one of the three daughters of Charity, who was part of the first community of the school 50 years ago was present. Sister Concepción Fernández Jiménez (Mother Concha) founder of the School was very present in the memory of us all.

Our students unveiled the effigy of our founder. The 1st and 2nd year students, directed by our music teacher, played the hymn to Saint Vincent de Paul. Undoubtedly it has been a day and an event in which we are all proud that the image of our founder has become visible in this corner of Torre de Benagalbón at a crossroads between yesterday and today.

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