Several people had a sense that it was time for us to open a house in the U.S., although we had no plans and wondered what was the Lord’s will.
After World Youth Day in Denver in 1993, a door opened through an amazing movement of the Spirit, as several members of the Community felt called to the U.S.
Fernand Sanchez, General Moderator of the Community, met with Cardinal Stafford during the 1998 Congress of Ecclesial Movements that took place in Rome. He shared with Cardinal Francis J. Stafford that we were scouting in the US. Cardinal Stafford, previous Archbishop of Denver, called Archbishop Chaput, and the door opened.
In August 22nd, 1998 we founded our Denver house.