The Caal Liturgical Center was founded in 1972 by a group of brothers of the earlier neocatechumenal communities in Rome. These brothers have been working over the years to transform into reality, by artisan laboratories, the liturgical signs that Kiko himself was designing. These signs have become the liturgical furnishings of neocatechumenal communities.
Let’s think about the processional Cross in the two versions “Gloriosa and MerKaba” that Kiko saw in the workshop of a wrought iron artisan in Fuentes (Spain), or the candlestick in the two versions “Roveto and Menorhà” that Carmen found in a small street store in Jerusalem and that she purchased for communities. Even the twelve-sided chalice and the octagonal paten have their own genesis: they were chosen by Kiko, who saw them exposed in the showcase of Fornari’s warehouse in via del Gambero in Rome, while passing by with Nunzio Chimens (then responsible for the neocatechumenal center ).
Kiko said to Nunzio:
“Here, these will be the chalice and the paten for the Eucharistic celebration of the communities.”
So it was found the factory that still supplies these liturgical furnishings to communities all over the world. Much more could be told about our liturgical furnishings, because during the years God inspired Kiko Arguello all that we see today, from liturgical signs to celebratory spaces, for a more perfect participation to the sacraments.