Madrugadores de Guatemala

Posted On 2024-01-11 In Madrugadores

The early morning prayer in public places

GUATEMALA, Edgar Leonel Tórtola •

“We did not give up. This Saturday, July 26, 2023, we could not use the chapel where we are always allowed to pray the rosary, since there was a retreat, so the Madrugadores (early risers) decided to hold the meeting in a public square, which is known as John Paul II, in Guatemala City”. This is the beginning of an article published in about the first dawn of the Madrugadores of Guatemala in a public place. It was not going to be the last…since to gather at dawn in public places, in the open air, has something of an apostolate… On January 6, 2024, they did it again. —

Madrugadores de Guatemala

The last dawn of 2023 we did it in the oldest church in Guatemala City – we still remember the shot, with the drone that we shared on

On Saturday, January 6, 2024, feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, the early risers of Guatemala headed, shortly before six in the morning, to one of the newest churches in Guatemala City, which is located in Cayala. It bears the name of Santa Maria Reina de la Familia (Saint Mary Queen of the Family). Entrusted to priests of the Opus Dei Prelature, and blessed recently in 2022, the church opens its doors to thousands of Guatemalan faithful in one of the fastest growing areas of the Guatemalan capital.

People do the Sign of the Cross

We have been blessed to make our first rosary in the newest church in Guatemala, we unintentionally made the last rosary of 2023 in the first church of the city of the sixteenth century and now we do it in the modern church of the twenty-first century. It is a privilege to get up early and be able to give thanks for what this year will bring to us. We are sure that our Mother will always be watching over us.

Rafael, who makes videos with his drone, was there again, but not only to take videos, he also brought his guitar and we sang for the first time.

What impressed us, Edgar shares, “was how the people passed by, doing the Sign of the Cross. That’s what I like most about doing it in public places”.


Original: Spanish. Translation: Marcela Fernández, Toronto, Canada

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  1. Linda Clark says:

    Beautiful I am filled with amazing love thank ypu for sharing

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