A day of reflection was held in José León Suárez on the legacy of Carlos Mugica

A day of reflection was held in José León Suárez on the legacy of Carlos Mugica

The priest Carlos Mugica was assassinated by the far-right organization “Triple A” in May 1974.

Religious, academic and social references held a day in the Buenos Aires town of José León Suárez to reflect on the legacy of the priest Carlos Mugica, on the 92nd anniversary of his birth.

Of the so-called 1st. Carlos Mugica Conference, which was held in the San Juan Bosco de La Cárcova parish in the Buenos Aires town of José León Suárez, was attended by Father José María ‘Pepe’ Di Paola; the dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the UBA, Ana Arias; and the general secretary of the Peronist Encounter, Federico Berardi.

At the meeting, they reflected on “the life, work and current legacy of the villero priest” and announced the carrying out of solidarity actions for the improvement of community gardens in various districts of the province that “will make effective the phrase of the villero priest, who affirmed that ‘by my works I will show you my faith'”.

“Mugica had a restless heart and that spirit of following Jesus led him to meet the people. That was what transformed him into a priest who became a leader and today he is the word and the voice of a lot of priests,” he remarked. Father Pepe.

“The great passion that Mugica had for the Church is that she loved her and she played for her. And that passion and that love for the church that she had, was the transformation of the moment that she had to live. From the Church she took the path of power , along with others, accept that they had a special moment in Argentine history where they had to put their heart to it,” added the priest.

For his part, Arias affirmed that Mugica “showed us that in the town, especially in the poor town, there is truth and there is beauty and not just injustice. Mugica’s place is enormous in the memory of this town.”

“Mugica had a restless heart and that spirit of following Jesus led him to meet the people. That was what transformed him into a priest who became a leader and today he is the word and the voice of a lot of priests.”Father Pepe

Meanwhile, the Peronist leader Berardi stressed that “The legacy we receive from Mugica is that hope that the poor of our people call Peronism, we have to keep it valid and above all honor it” and added: “Father Mugica is a model and a lesson for his outing. We believe in the encounter of politics with his people and his territory.”

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During the day, a document prepared by members of different social and political spheres was read, which expresses the need to reflect on the work of faith of “who today is a beacon for the faithful, militants and villero priests.”

The text highlights that Mugica “was convinced that from love, from unity, from work and from solidarity, the true organized community could be built” and invites one to think about the sense of commitment, faith, Militancy and Peronism in the light of the work of the priest.

The Carlos Mugica conferences take place in October and May, months in which his birth and martyrdom are commemorated, respectively, and seek to specify community actions and the preparation of documents of collective thought.



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