Friends of the Monastery

The Association “Friends of the Monastery” was established in 1994 and is registered in the registry of associations of the Junta of Castile and León. It brings together more than 500 people who love the spiritual and cultural work of the Monastery of Saint Mary of La Vid and want to collaborate with their prayer, work and material support, being linked to the monastery as benefactors.

Throughout the year the Association organizes various activities, such as cultural visits, spiritual exercises, conferences, always in a climate of fraternity and friendship.



Governing Board

Since the Extraordinary Assembly of 2022, the Governing Board of the Association of Friends of the Monastery of Saint Mary of La Vid is made up of the following people:

  • PRESIDENT: José María Bento Company
  • VICE PRESIDENT: José Manuel Suárez Robledano
  • TREASURER: Fernando Riaguas Sanz
  • SECRETARY: Juan Antonio Toro Peña
  • CHAIRPERSON: Begoña Pérez Sanz
  • CHAIRPERSON: Eva Ramírez García
  • CHAIRPERSON: Mercedes Díaz Echeguren
  • CHAIRPERSON: Josefina Ruiz Arribas

“Know yourself, accept yourself, surpass yourself”

(Saint Augustine)