Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Carmen Hernandez Passed Away

Carmen Hernandez seated
Madrid, Spain, Jul 19, 2016 / 11:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Carmen Hernandez, co-founder of the Neocatechumenal Way, died today at home in Madrid, Spain. She was 85 years old.

Hernandez, along with Kiko Arguello and Fr. Mario Pezzi, made up the international team responsible for the ecclesial movement, which focuses on post-baptismal adult formation. It is estimated that the movement contains about 1 million members, in some 40,000 parish-based communities around the world.

Over the last year and a half, Hernandez had suffered deteriorating health, although she was never diagnosed with a specific disease.

She was last seen publically March 18 at an audience that Pope Francis granted missionary families of the Neocatechumenal Way.

The Holy Father also spoke to her by phone on July 1, during an audience with Kiko Argüello and Fr. Mario Pezzi.

Co-Founder of NCW dies at 85


  1. Can we choose a photo of her smiling though?

    Rest in peace Carmen. You have gained your Kingdom.

  2. Dalai Diana. Is that the best picture of Carmen you can come up with considering she's a co-founder of the NCW?

  3. Out of all the photos you could choose, you use this one!?

  4. Okay. I will change the photo.

  5. She didn't pass away, she died. That is all.

    1. Dear Anonymous at 1:04 pm,

      Is that not the same thing? In Guam, when we say that he/she passed away, that is another way of saying he/she died.


  7. perfect photo Diana.