Conchita

Posted February 11, 2018 4:37 pm by Pastor in Monte

Conchita

Today I went to the Requiem Mass of a remarkable woman. Her name was Maria Jesusa Gutierrez y Rodriguez, but I and everyone else always knew her as Conchita.Born around 1926 in rural Spain, the Civil War therefore was the dominant fact of her childhood, and indeed of her life. She came from a profoundly Catholic family; two aunts were Carmelite nuns, and two or three uncles belonged to a men’s order, which I forget. It was told today at her Requiem how the communists took her aunts with the rest of the community out of their convent, raped them

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