Spanish Activists

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General Books LLC, 2010 - History - 24 pages
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Chapters: Kiko Arguello, Jorge Cortell, Alejandro Cao de Benos de Les y Perez, Enric Duran, Pilar Manjon, . Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 24. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Francisco Jose Eduardo Arguello (born January 9, 1939) is a Spanish artist and, together with Carmen Hernandez, co-initiator of the Neocatechumenal Way. Arguello was born in Leon, He studied fine arts under Pablo Picasso at the Royal Academy of San Fernando in Madrid and in 1959 was awarded a Special National Prize for Painting. In 1964, he began what would become the Neocatechumenal Way in the slum of Palomeras Altas in Madrid. On May 13, 2009, he was awarded an Honorary Degree by the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. The institute underlined "the strong commitment of the Neocatechumenal Way on family issues" by its emphasis on "the experience of the 'domestic celebration' with which it sends families on a mission." It also pointed out the value of the lay group's "promotion, together with other ecclesiastical organizations, of major initiatives in support of the family," especially the "Family Day in Italy and the 2007 Feast of the Holy Family in Madrid." At the Royal Academy Arguello went through a profound existential crisis, of which he gives a vivid account in an interview. He wondered how it was possible "that we live in a world full of injustices when inside we have a desire for justice." Through his involvement with a theatre group, he "learned something of the philosophy of Sartre, (No Exit, The Flies, etc.), and in the end Sartre gives us an answer: that the world is absurd, everything is absurd, that we have a craving for justice and live in an unjust world because everything is absurd." Arguello tried to live "consciously, existentially" the "reality" of Sart...More: http: //

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