Miles de personas en el mundo han recuperado la alegría y el encanto de la vida.

Talleres de Oración y Vida

Padre Ignacio Larrañaga

Thousands of people have recovered joy and the
enchantment with life.

Prayers and Life Workshops

Father Ignacio Larrañaga

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Fortunately, this is not the case of the majority who, consciously or subconsciously, find themselves involved in the unavoidable process of adaptation.

What is difficult and necessary is to be able to open one’s eyes, and without fright, recognize the spouse’s dark side, pondering the fact that if he/she has shadows, his/her positive qualities show and brightly shine over the entire personality.

Happy Marriage

Every shared life is subject to wear and tear.  Love, as a human feeling that it is, has a fleeting character; the passage of life attacks and lessens love’s charm:  What can we do so that each morning love wakes up with a new face? What to do so that one is not devoured by disenchantment?  What to do so that marriage is a perpetual feast? …


The Prayer and Life Workshops (PLW) are a new form of EVANGELIZATION. More ALIVE and with a POSITIVE vision. It’s a more vibrant and active presentation of Jesus, which possesses a greater ADAPTATION to the necessities of TODAY’S SOCIETY and what people really need.


Ignacio Larrañaga, a Capuchin priest, writer and evangelizer, who is considered by many a “modern day prophet” or a “21st century mystic” He is the founder of the Prayer and Life Workshops (PLW). His main labor has consisted of leaving, to the world, thousands of lay people prepared and dedicated to teaching deep and personal prayer, which allows a daily encounter with the Lord, in day by day, through a methodology that is entirely based on the experience of the Love of the Father and the wonders that He does in us.


At this moment we invite you to live an encounter with God during which you will feel unconditionally loved, understood, free of fears, anguish . . . being filled with peace, joy and trust . . . you will definitely be happy.

In order to live the depth of this experience of love we suggest that you follow these next steps:

Try to have a soul that is empty, open, quiet, unperturbed, and calmy expectant, because it is the Lord who is coming, in His Word, to have an encounter with you.

Once you have selected a Bible passage, invoke the Holy Spirit. Then, read slowly, very slowly; pause frequently, and realize that God is speaking to you at this very moment, through the words that you are reading.

  1. Remain still and silent
  2. Invoke the Holy Spirit to help you live this experience
  3. Listen to God who speaks to you through his Word as a father speaks to his beloved child

Continue reading and we will help you to live each step.

Encounters – Experience of God
Encounter - An Experience of God in Slovenia
The Slovenia National Coordination gladly shares about the “Encounter – An Experience of God” held on July 11-16, at the Spiritual House Kančevci, led by the Capuchin Brothers. The Encounter was taught by Friar Štefan Kožuh, a Capuchin priest who travelled for such event from Celice de Cortona, Italy. During five days, 35 participants experienced the search of the Father, in a process of faith, abandonment and forgiveness, culminating with a feeling of great peace, and with the desire of always having the presence of God’s love and mercy in each one of them.
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Handling Emeritus Guide Diploma in Cordoba, Spain
In an emotional Thanksgiving Eucharist, the Emeritus Guide Diploma was handled on June 13 to María Luisa Pérula Luna, Guide of the Local Coordination of Cordoba, Spain. The Eucharist was attended by the Guides of the Coordination in which María Luisa was for many years an active Guide, and Coordinator for almost six years, where she served tirelessly until, due to her health conditions, she had to become an Emeritus Guide; she surely will continue serving PLW with her prayer.
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Annual Retreat for Guides in Seville, Spain
The Annual Retreat for Guides "Basic Fundamentals" was held in Seville, Spain, from May 28 to 30, 2021. Since February 2020, in Moncada, Valencia, it had not been possible to carry out an Annual Retreat for Guides in the National Coordination of Southern Spain. We have finally the pleasure to meet in person (following the recommended helth guidence). It has been a joy living this Retreat with the Modalities and the Style and Life of the Guides, and remember the "Roots" that sustain our spirituality, the narrow path of the Void of Self and live the fruits in the Golden Dream. In these moments the Fraternity and being loving, fills our experiences with true meaning. We thank the Lord for this and our Mother, Mary. We have ended the month dedicated to Her with this deep and intense Retreat.
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PLW Adolescents
Workshop for Adolescents in Huambo, Angola
A Workshop for Adolescents was given in the Luso African Zone, in the town of Huambo, Angola; at the end of the Closing encounter, they lived a Eucharist at Thanksgiving for the Workshop, which was a pilot experience in the Zone. The parents of the young people gave testimonies for the change and the attitude of their children. May God be praised for the wonders that the Holy Spirit inspired to Father Ignacio in the creation of such a blessed work of Prayer and Life Workshops.
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