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Monastery Restoration Project
Help restore the splendor and preserve the story of a 14th century monastery that was used by God in the 16th century as a key location for the Spanish Reformation.
Several monks from the monastery of San Isidoro del Campo in Santiponce (Sevilla, Spain), including Casiodoro de Reina and Cipriano de Valera, worked together in the 16th century to translate and publish the first Spanish Bible for mass distribution across Spain, Europe, and the former Spanish colonies. Valera wrote in 1588, “if one day God were to have mercy on Sevilla, it would only be right that this monastery of San Isidoro del Campo might one day become a university chiefly for the study of theology.” This prayer has been on the minds of Spanish evangelicals who form part of the ABRE Foundation and the Sevilla Theological Seminary, both ministry partners with Liebenzell USA.
The monastery, parts of which date to the Middle Ages, now suffers from deterioration, including collapsed roofs and precarious buildings. In 2020, the regional government of Andalusia has provided a grant to recover the historical heritage of this monastery.
Missionaries Associated With:Chris and Beth Matthews