Martha S Castillo Valero

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Current Name
Marta S Castillo Valero
Current Location
United States of America
Name on Arrival
Martha S Castillo Valero
Age on Arrival
Date of Arrival
Tuesday, April 24, 1962
Relocated To
CWB Florida City/Queen of Heaven Orphanage - Denver, Colorado

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Estimadísima Martha: Your message to Ada Díaz Pérez, dated 10/04/2013, brought to my attention for the first time that there was a Catholic facility in Colorado Springs to which Pedro Pan children were relocated. In the 5 years that I have been researching such facilities this is the first time I have heard of a facility on Colorado Springs. I am very well aware of facilities in Denver and Pueblo, nonetheless. Would you please let me know the name of the facility in Colorado Spring so that I may be able to include it in my research? By the way, Pedro Pan boys in Mount Saint Vincent were allowed and did visit regularly with the Pedro Pan girls staying at Queen of Heaven, as some of the boys had their sisters staying at the latter. Weather permitting, the boys walked over to Queen of Heaven, as some of them have pointed out in their postings. The orphanages, as I’ve been given to understand, were about a mile or so apart. However, I am yet to find any information that there was any interaction between the Pedro Pans of Denver and those staying at Sacred Heart in Pueblo. Thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter and the warmest of regards, José Antonio Amaro Reyes.

Message by Jose Antonio Amaro Reyes | Oct 5th 2013

Tu no vivias en la calzada del Cerro, No? Donde se desviaba y hacia la izquierda se convertia en la calzada de Luyano, y si seguias derecho ibas hacia Santos Suarez.

Message by Manuel Perez Capon | Oct 10th 2012

Hola Marta. Yo me fui de Sacramento, St. Patrick's Home for Children, 6 meses despues de llegar. Volvi en 1999 de visita, pero vivo en la Florida. Mary

Message by Maria Petronila Hernandez Mills | Aug 12th 2012

Martha S says: I just read a book in English, "The Red Umbrella", written by Christina Diaz Gonzalez. The novel is based on the experiences of her Pder Pan parents.

Status update | Mar 18th 2012

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Status update | Mar 4th 2012

Martha S has updated their profile.

Status update | Oct 11th 2011

Marta, estube escribiendo a Aida y vi tu mensaje, que pasa que nadie se acuerda de mi, me llamo Maria Luisa Dominguez pereira, yo tambien estube en queen of heaven primero con las medianas con Mother Frances, y luego con las mayores con Mother Ignatius, and Mother jesumira, cuando nos despertaba por las mañanas a las 5 y media, y se ponia a rezar y si no deshaciamos las camas hiba una por una a deshacerlas. Si quieres contactar conmigo como no sé si puedes ver mi correo te diré que yo estoy en facebook,solo pon mi nombre y saldré, yo tengo las fotos de joven para que me reconozcan, llevo mucho tiempo buscando a todas las niñas por fin encuentro algunas de vosotros, Yo no salgo en la lista esta porque debieron perder mis datos pero os aseguro que soy yo. Nunca olvidaré las montañas de Mother Cabrini Shrine. Un abrazo muy fuerte de Maria Luisa.

Message by María Luisa Dominguez Pereira | Jul 24th 2010

Marta, I am Ivonne Garay and I was there with my sister Annabella, we were both in the big girls, I have a couple of pictures on this site. Were you there with your sister?

Message by Ivonne Blank Garay | Jun 7th 2010

Martha: I was at Queen of Heaven for a short time, from 22 May to 10 August. We were the first group sent there from Kendall. We were Alicia Mestre, Ana Gemo Lopo and her sister Lourdes, Chari Firmat and another set of two sisters whose name I don´t remember now...I will later for sure. There were two sisters there already but did not arrive through Kendall. They were Alina and Magda Arias. After the years I found Silvia Llanes and Cira Debessa who also were sent to Denver but arrived there after I left. I was there with the big girls and the younger sisters with the middle ones. Hope this help. I have some pictures I should upload but I have to find them first! Hope this helps.

Message by Conchita Gutierrez Cuesta | Jun 4th 2010

Hola Marta We were at Sacred Heart Orphanage in Pueblo, Co. I'm surprised we were never made aware of the Pedro Pans at the Queen of Heaven orphanage in Denver. How did your situation develop?

Message by Hector Diaz Perez | Jun 3rd 2010

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