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Who are we?
We are a Religious Family founded by the Venerable Mother Esperanza of Jesus Alhama Valera. This woman with an exceptional character, who deployed extraordinary activity as apostle of Merciful Love, who was born in Santomera (Murcia, Spain) on 30 September 1893.
She consecrated and devoted her entire life to the Lord and to the mission of making Him know to all as a Father and a gentle Mother. She entrusted this mission to the two Congregations she founded:
On 24 December 1930, in Madrid (Spain), she founded the Congregation of the Handmaids ofMerciful Love.
On 15 August 1951, in Rome (Italy), she founded the Congregation of the Sons of Merciful Love.
At the end of her life dedicated to the service to God, to priests and to the most needy, she died in Collevalenza, on 8 February 1983.