Talleres de Oración y Vida was founded in Santiago, Chile, by Father Ignacio Larrañaga, a Basque Capuchin Franciscan, who saw the lack of a methodological approach to prayer in various ecclesial communities and felt the need to lead the faithful toward a personal relationship with God. His experience with the first group of lay people in Santiago prompted the founder to devote himself to the training of leaders (guides) of different nationalities, to set in motion “prayer workshops” in different countries.
Talleres de Oración y Vida provides a service to the Church by supplying a practical method for learning to pray in an orderly, varied and gradual manner, from the first steps to the depths of contemplation. The members are introduced to the prayer life, and helped to combine prayer with engagement in ordinary temporal activities; to revive their awareness of their status and dignity as baptized Christians, and recognize their responsibility toward the mission of the Church in the world.
For more information about Talleres de Oración y Vida please contact Maritza Herrera, 281.492.6772.